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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a critical eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss if left untreated, making early detection and management essential. This blog explores the condition and answers important questions, empowering patients and their caregivers with valuable information. By understanding the risk factors, symptoms, and advancements in care, readers can take proactive steps to preserve their eye health and prevent potential vision impairment.

Dry Eyes and Allergies: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatments

This blog explores dry eye syndrome and allergies, detailing symptoms, causes, and the relationship between the two conditions. It provides an in-depth look at the innovative treatments offered by Dr. Torrey J. Carlson & Associates.

Unlocking Eye Health: The Essential Role of OCT and OPTOMAP Imaging

OCT and Optomap retinal imaging are essential for preventative eye care as they play a role in detecting hidden eye conditions in their early stages.

What is “blue light”? What are the risks and how do I protect myself?

In our tech-centric lives, the dramatic increase in screen time exposes us to extended periods of blue light—a high-energy visible light (HEV) with both benefits and drawbacks. While blue light aids in regulating our sleep-wake cycles, excessive exposure can pose health risks. Uncover the sources, risks, and protective strategies in...

What are the most common eye diseases?

Imagine waking up one morning and finding your vision compromised. The eyes, our windows to the world, are often taken for granted. Protecting them becomes crucial, and regular eye exams play a pivotal role in early detection and successful treatment of eye diseases. Schedule an appointment at Dr. Torrey J....

Ortho-K – Your passport to Visual Freedom

Orthokeratology, commonly referred to as ortho-k, presents a remarkable non-surgical vision correction procedure that employs specialized gas permeable contact lenses worn overnight during sleep to gently reshape the cornea, ultimately rectifying one's vision. The cornea plays a pivotal role as the eye's front surface that guides incoming light. When the...

Understanding True Ocular Emergencies: When to seek immediate help

Injuries and accidents can often lead us to downplay their seriousness, thinking, "I can handle it on my own" or "It can wait until tomorrow." Unfortunately, our judgment can be far from accurate, especially when it comes to our eyes. Knowing when to wait and when to seek immediate professional...

How Safe Is It To Rinse Your Eyes With Tap Water?

While many people turn to tap water to rinse their eyes, it may not always be safe. Find out when to use water, and what to use when you can't!

Your Eyes As A Window Into Your Whole-Body Health

Did you know that your eyes are often the first line of defense when it comes to detecting and treating many common systemic diseases and conditions? It's true!