Posts From February, 2019


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Q & A – Accommodative Esotropia

Q: My daughter is 13 and has a lazy eye that tends to cross inwards. She was told she has to wear bifocals. Why would that be, if she is so young? A: It sounds like your daughter has what we refer to as accommodative esotropia. It is among the most common causes for a crossed or […]


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Q & A – Sty

Q: I think I might have a sty. What exactly is that and how can I treat it? A: A sty, known by eye doctors as hordeolum, is an infected oil gland which forms a red and painful bump near the edge of the eyelid. They eyelid’s oil glands can become infected from a buildup of oil, […]


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Q & A – Cataract Surgery and Astigmatism

Q: I’m having cataract surgery and I’m fine with wearing reading glasses, however I would love to not rely on glasses for distance vision. Is that possible even though I have astigmatism? A: Since you have astigmatism, the astigmatism may be contained within the lens that we would remove and then replace with an artificial lens, or […]


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Q & A – Winter Weather and Your Eyes

Q: My eyes always bother me this time of year with the cold and windy weather. What are some things I can do to prevent dryness and discomfort this holiday season? A: During the cold winter months, we’re used to layering on the clothing and moisturizers to help protect our skin and bodies, but we tend to […]


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