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How Botox® Can Help You Look Younger May 9th, 2022

Time, sun damage, and a lifetime of expressions can create lines and furrows in your face that make you look older than you feel. If you want to reclaim your youthful appearance without surgery or downtime, one of the fastest methods of doing so is with FDA-approved Botox® Cosmetic injections....

Diabetes and Vision Care: What You Need to Know Apr 12th, 2022

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, controlling your blood glucose levels through a healthy diet, exercise, plenty of sleep, and — if appropriate — medication does more than keep you feeling healthy and energized. It also protects your blood vessels, your organs, your limbs, and your eyes....

The Link Between Glaucoma and Red Eyes Mar 13th, 2022

Glaucoma is a disease in which pressure builds up in your eye to the extent that it damages your optic nerve. Most women and men over age 60 who go blind do so because of glaucoma. However, glaucoma strikes at any age. Even babies can be born with glaucoma. Most of the time,...

Does My Clouded Vision Mean I Have Cataracts? Feb 9th, 2022

Cataracts — cloudy areas that develop on the inner lens of your eye due to a buildup of proteins — are the top cause of blindness worldwide and in the United States. Not everybody gets cataracts, but you’re more likely to develop them as you age.  John Ghobrial, MD, removes...

Why Are My Eyes Always Red? Jan 10th, 2022

Even if your eye doesn’t hurt, if it’s red, something is irritating and inflaming it. You may temporarily have red eyes if you’re exposed to pollen, dry air, or pollution. But if the redness lasts more than a week or if it’s accompanied by pain or other symptoms, you need...

How Telehealth Works for Your Eye Health Dec 12th, 2021

Nothing beats an in-person visit, whether it’s socializing with friends or consulting with a doctor. However, not everyone feels comfortable or safe venturing into a doctor’s office these days. As you’ve gotten used to working — and doing most everything else — from home, you may find it’s easier to...

My Eyelashes Have Thinned Out: Can You Help? Nov 14th, 2021

Long, thick, luxurious lashes make your eyes look bigger and form a perfect frame for the “windows to your soul.” Unfortunately, not everyone’s born with beautiful lashes. Even if you once had thick, long lashes, they may have thinned with age or because of a disease or medication. Having shorter...

How to Prepare For a Diabetic Eye Exam Oct 15th, 2021

Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, taking care of your eyes and being aware of vision-related symptoms is more important than ever. Even if you’ve never worn corrective lenses and have never seen an ophthalmologist before, once you get a diagnosis of diabetes, you should see an...

What You Should Know About the Two Most Common Forms of Glaucoma Sep 15th, 2021

Glaucoma is a collection of eye diseases that destroy the optic nerve in your eye so gradually that you don’t even realize it’s happening. In fact, about half of the 3 million women and men in the United States who have glaucoma are unaware that they have the condition. By...

What Are the Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery? Aug 20th, 2021

Laser vision correction is a type of eye surgery that’s known as refractive surgery. Refractive surgery corrects the shape of your cornea to more accurately refract (bend) light so the images on your retina are clear and sharp. If you’re near-sighted or far-sighted — or both, a condition associated with...

Summertime Tips for Chronic Dry Eyes Jul 16th, 2021

Chronic dry eye is unpleasant year round, but summertime brings its own set of challenges. Many people who have dry eyes find their issues getting worse during the summer months, but there are things you can do to alleviate your symptoms.  At Eye Associates of Monmouth in Colts Neck, New...