How do Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Work?

How do Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Work?


Gas permeable contact lenses, also known as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses, are a lesser-known alternative to traditional soft contact lenses. In this blog we will discuss how these contact lenses work and their benefits. What are Rigid Gas Permeable Contacts Made...

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What Is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Pink Eye?

What Is Commonly Misdiagnosed as Pink Eye?


Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition that affects around 6 million people each year. The symptoms associated with pink eye – redness, itchiness, and discharge – also occur in many other eye conditions. Therefore, some eye issues go...

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Eye Freckles: What Is a Conjunctival Nevus?

Eye Freckles: What Is a Conjunctival Nevus?


A nevus is a pigmented growth that occurs on or in the eye. They are often referred to as “eye freckles” and are similar to moles on the skin. Nevi (the plural of nevus) are common and usually remains benign (non-cancerous), although in rare cases they can develop...

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Epiphora: What Is Excessive Tearing?

Epiphora: What Is Excessive Tearing?


Excessive tearing, or epiphora, is an eye condition experienced by millions of Americans. There are various causes of epiphora and many ways to treat it. This article will examine what it is, the causes, and how you can find symptomatic relief. What are Tears? The...

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Why Do I Have a Black Dot in My Eye?

Why Do I Have a Black Dot in My Eye?


Clear vision is easy to take for granted in our high-paced, screen-facing world. You wake up one day and notice tiny black spots in your line of sight. These optical spots, called floaters, are a common part of aging that are often harmless; however, they can...

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How Does an Optical Illusion Work?

How Does an Optical Illusion Work?


If you have been to a science museum or an art gallery, or browsed social media, chances are you have come across an optical illusion. When your brain interprets an image in more than one way or in a way that is different from reality, you are experiencing an optical...

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