Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer vision syndrome, also referred to as digital eye strain, describes a group of eye- and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens for extended periods. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of digital […]

On Again off Again – Buying Glasses Online vs. In-Store

The online marketplace has reduced the shopping process for millions of custom items, like shoes, clothing and décor, to a few clicks. Shopping for glasses can also be reduced to a fully at-home experience, but unlike clothes and books, glasses are engineered for a unique medical purpose. Shopping for glasses online can be convenient, but […]

Infant Vision: Birth to 24 Months of Age

Babies learn to see over a period of time, much like they learn to walk and talk. They are not born with all the visual abilities they need in life. The ability to focus their eyes, move them accurately, and use them together as a team must be learned. Also, they need to learn how […]

MADE (Mask Associated Dry Eyes)

This might be why your eyes have been so red and scratchy lately. Wearing a face mask is an important part of preventing the spread of COVID-19, but masks can come with some not-so-great side effects like maskne, foggy glasses, and general irritation around your face. Now, there’s a new side effect to have on […]

How to Keep Your Glasses From Fogging Up While Wearing a Mask

Believe it or not, it can be done You wear your glasses for fashion. Or, you wear your glasses because you can’t see without them. Regardless of the reason, you’ve probably managed to find a way to wear your glasses comfortably. Then, masks happened. And now, you have to put two items on your face and […]

How COVID-19 Impacts the Eyes

Many ocular symptoms are associated with the term ‘conjunctivitis’ which may be misleading.

The most common symptoms that are associated with a SARS-CoV-2 infection are typically fatigue, fever and a dry cough. However, a number of patients who have been diagnosed with the virus have reported symptoms related to their eyes. These have usually been conflated with a broad conjunctivitis diagnosis, but not all ocular symptoms experienced can […]

Where’s the Botox?

Record breaking weather is jeopardizing the Botox supply. Read about what our sister facility, Essence Laser, is doing to protect our patients.

Vaccinated… AT LAST!

We are pleased to announce that our doctors and staff are now vaccinated against COVID-19 to provide for the safety of our patients and clients at Northwest Eye Center, PC, and Essence Laser & Wellness, PC.

AAO Urges Ophthalmologists to Provide Emergency Care Only

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has updated COVID-19 guidance for ophthalmologists and other eyecare providers to help further reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 within communities. The Academy’s Board of Trustees met on March 18, and at that meeting voted unanimously to strongly urge all ophthalmologists and other eye care providers against […]

High Blood Pressure and Eye Disease

Along with causing heart and kidney problems, untreated high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. Hypertension can cause damage to the blood vessels in the retina, the area at the back of the eye where images focus. This eye disease is known as hypertensive retinopathy. The damage can be […]