Category: Eye Health

Why we do Allergy Testing in the Dry Eye Clinic

In the past, if a patient complained about allergy symptoms, we gave them drops and sent them away. We tended to minimize their complaints. Today, with our increased understanding of ocular surface disease we can discover the root cause of the problem! Currently, many ophthalmologists are using allergy skin testing to pinpoint what local allergens are triggering inflammation and… Read More

7 Great Ways to Protect Your Peepers

When asked about what is needed to enjoy a good quality of life, a majority of people list eyesight on their top five needs. Some even say eyesight is the most important of the five senses. Regardless of what you need to maintain your quality of life, everyone can agree that protecting your eyesight is… Read More

6 Common Vision Problems & How to Fix Them

Most of us tend to think of vision problems in terms of blurriness or blindness. In reality, many different types of vision problems exist, and each problem requires different treatments. Here are some of the most common vision problems and how to address them. Nearsightedness (Myopia) Nearsightedness occurs when light entering the cornea focuses in… Read More

Cataract Facts for National Cataract Awareness Month

June is National Cataract Awareness Month, and in order to spread awareness of cataracts we have some cataracts facts for you. Also be sure to check out the video below where Dr. Barker was a guest on We Are Austin to discuss cataracts. What is a Cataract and What Do They Look Like? A cataract… Read More

4 GROSS Mistakes Contact Lens Wearers Make

If you wear contact lenses, you may recall when you first started wearing them, you were made aware of a few associated health hazards. After all, contacts ARE foreign objects in your eye. Unfortunately, not all contact wearers heed their doctor’s instructions about the dangers of wearing contacts too long or not cleaning them frequently… Read More

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