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OCLI Answers Your Questions: Preventing Glaucoma

Q: Is there anything that I can do to prevent glaucoma as I get older? A: Glaucoma is actually the second-leading cause of blindness in the entire world. Glaucoma is often referred to as a “silent thief of sight” because it is estimated that the disease affects over 4 million Americans, yet only about half… Read More


OCLI Answers Your Questions: Too Young for Cataract Surgery?

Q: How young is too young to have cataract surgery? A: Cataracts are a common part of the aging process, and most patients will develop a mature cataract after the age of 60. The first signs may include difficulty reading street signs especially while driving at night, a glare or halo effect while driving at… Read More


OCLI Answers Your Questions: Floaters

Q: Is there a way to get rid of the tiny dark specks that float across your eyes? What causes this? A: These tiny dark specks that you see are actually known as “floaters.” Floaters and “flashes” are a rather common occurrence for several people. A floater is a term that refers to the specks,… Read More


Retinal Detachment

The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye, almost like film in a camera. It is responsible for sending visual messages through the optic nerve to our brain. If your retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position, and vision loss can occur. If not… Read More


6 Ways You Can Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Summer is a memorable time of the year. The kids are off school and you get to take extra time off work for vacations or family get-togethers. However, for many people summer also brings with it a long battle with dry, itchy eyes. Dry eyes occur when your eyes don’t produce enough lubricating tears. During… Read More