Category: Eye Health

What to Do for Occasional Dry Eye

Occasional dry eye symptoms? No big. Most people deal with dry eye periodically and don’t even…bat an eye (sorry; couldn’t help it). This kind of dry eye is not a major concern and can usually be handled easily with simple home remedies. Do you deal with occasional dry eye? Try these tips your mom probably… Read More


Does LASIK Cause Dry Eye?

LASIK has long been the most popular refractive surgery in the U.S., correcting a variety of common vision problems — and it still is! According to the American Refractive Surgery Council, LASIK enjoys an impressive 96% patient satisfaction rate, the highest of any optical elective procedure out there. Because LASIK is so popular, there is… Read More


What is 20/20 Vision?

Visual Acuity Explained Everyone knows 20/20 vision is the standard but what does it actually mean? Is it like getting 20 out of 20 questions right on a test? Is one number a score for one eye and the other number a score for the other eye? Actually, 20/20 means something a little different than… Read More


Dry Eye and Blue Light

Dry Eye Making You Feel Blue? Blue Light Could Play a Part Houston winters may not be the harshest in terms of blustery cold temperatures, ice and snowfall. But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve for winter months in H-Town. Among the trickiest? Dry Eye. Dry eye syndrome can be chronic and… Read More


Spotlight on Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetes Awareness Month November is officially Diabetes Awareness Month. It’s also Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. In truth, there is never a bad time to shine a spotlight on this debilitating (and potentially sight-stealing) disease. Most recent stats report that diabetes affects about 30 million people in the United States! Diabetic Eye Disease is a… Read More


Open-Angle Glaucoma

The Silent Thief of Sight No one likes to have something stolen from them. It is an affront. A violation. An unexpected loss. For anyone who has ever been a victim of a theft, the experience can range from irritating and inconvenient to life-altering and even devastating. Now imagine the theft you experience is of… Read More


Color Blindness: How it Works (or Doesn’t)

Do people see true colors? Turns out, the true color of a tennis ball went pro, garnering international attention. The debate: Is a tennis ball yellow or green? It all started with a Twitter poll and Time magazine wrote an article about it in March 2018. Roger Federer, winner of 20 Grand Slam tournaments and… Read More


Dry Eye and Teary Eye

Dry eye has a list of curious symptoms, from light sensitivity to being unable to shed a tear. And, if your eyes have that red, itchy, icky feeling and your Mann Eye Institute doctor has ruled out allergies, then you likely suffer from dry eye syndrome. Getting rid of your symptoms starts with finding the… Read More


March Is Workplace Eye Safety Month

March Forward With Workplace Eye Safety Spring is a great time to get outside, but don’t let all the play make you too tired to remember eye safety at work. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) says 300,000 Americans visit the emergency room each year due to workplace eye injury. In fact, the Occupational Safety… Read More


Winter Weather and Your Eyes

Winter in the Southern part of Texas can be…well, just plain weird. One day you’re sunning in the perfect 70-degree weather walking the dog and the next day you’re chillin’—not in a good way—when the weather drops to a frigid 35 degrees. And hovers there for a week. The nerve of Mother Nature! No, this… Read More


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