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  • Cataract surgery has been around since 800 BC, but the intraocular lens (IOL) is a recent invention. An IOL is a device implanted into the eye to correct vision after a cataract is removed.

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    Definition of an Intraocular Lens

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC2

  • Dilation of the eye is a standard test conducted during any eye exam. It involves using eye drops to open the iris, which usually lasts for several hours. Here are some tips on what to do until it wears off.

    Dilation of the Eye: Everything You Need to Know

    Dilation of the Eye: Everything You Need to Know

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC8

  • Cycloplegic refractions are a frequently performed prior to surgical procedures. This article explains exactly what a cycloplegic refraction is and also offers tips on how to get through it.

    Definition of Cycloplegic Refraction

    Definition of Cycloplegic Refraction

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC6

  • Sunshine on your shoulders can make you happy, but sunshine on your eyes may cause growths that permanently alter your appearance. Learn about these common eye growths and how to protect yourself.

    Is This Growth on My Eye a Pinguecula?

    Is This Growth on My Eye a Pinguecula?

    by jellygator13

  • Eye exams can be nerve-racking for many patients, but they don’t have to be. I spent 20 years doing eye exams every day, and I have a few tips and tricks that I'd like to share.

    Tips to Prepare for an Eye Exam

    Tips to Prepare for an Eye Exam

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC22

  • I have blepharitis, and it DRIVES ME MAD. Through my visits with an ophthalmologist, I've learned a few tricks for treating my itchy, red eyes.

    Do You Have Itchy Red Eyelids?

    Do You Have Itchy Red Eyelids?

    by Ellen Brundige3

  • Do you struggle to insert and remove your contact lenses? Do you find it impossible to see in the mirror at the same time? Learn to insert and remove your contact lenses quickly and simply!

    How to Insert Contact Lenses Easily

    How to Insert Contact Lenses Easily

    by Marisa Wright36

  • Scratched corneas can be very painful, and if left untreated they can cause vision loss. This article discusses causes, treatments, and information about what the condition feels like for the patient.

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

    by Melissa Flagg COA OSC37

  • My guide to buying prescription spectacles online, comparing the advantages and disadvantages relative to buying from a brick-and-mortar store.

    Buying Eyeglasses Online

    Buying Eyeglasses Online

    by psycheskinner0

  • Getting a red spot on your eye is a common occurrence and is usually painless and harmless. This article will tell you about a few causes of red spots on the eye.

    Causes of a Red Spot on Eye

    Causes of a Red Spot on Eye

    by Dani Alicia4