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Sunglasses…. not just for looking cool

Sunglasses…not just for looking cool   You know that when you have a sunburn on your skin, it hurts and lasts for a few days or maybe even weeks. UV rays, the aspect of sunlight that causes sunburn, also affects your eyes. Damaging effects from sunlight have been linked to eye conditions including macular degeneration,… Read More


Clearing up Cataract Myths

Nearly 25 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, one of the most curable causes of vision loss.  In recognition of Cataract Awareness Month, the board-certified ophthalmologists at The Eye Clinic want to debunk the myths about cataracts and remind people they don’t have to live with vision loss from cataracts.   A cataract… Read More


Hyperpigmentation

Age spots uncovered!  Hyperpigmentation, also referred to as discoloration, is defined as uneven dark spots or patches on your skin.  Some of the culprits for this skin discoloration can be acne, hormones or sun exposure.   Once hyperpigmentation takes place, reversing the damage can take weeks or months to repair with treatment. Sun exposure causes inflammation… Read More


Shades of the Season

Shades of the Season   Sunglasses are more than a trendy fashion accessory. Besides making you look cool, they can protect your vision, help you see the world more clearly and even prevent lines and wrinkles around your eyes. Although the human body miraculously replaces some damaged cells, the cells in the lens of the… Read More


Arrrgh you curious?

Why did pirates wear eye patches? At the beginning of May every year in Lake Charles, we celebrate the Louisiana Pirate Festival. Pirates are often shown wearing an eye patch over one of their eyes. Do you know why that is? Some pirates may have worn the patch because of an eye injury, but many… Read More


Women’s Eye Health

Women Need to Focus on Eye Health   It’s been rumored that many women have eyes in the back of their heads (just ask any kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar), but this alleged superpower doesn’t seem to give women an edge for better vision.   In fact, when you take a… Read More


Dry Eyes

Dry Eye Symptoms Aren’t Always What You Think   We’ve all seen the commercials on TV discussing dry eyes and when to talk with your doctor about medication. You may watch those commercials and think, ‘I’ll never need that medication because my eyes are never dry. They actually are always watering!’ Well, this sounds like… Read More


Seasonal allergies and your eyes

March 9, 2018 Seasonal allergies and your eyes By: Shannon Gillard, COA If you have noticed your eyes itching and watering more over the past few weeks, you are not alone. Spring is coming quickly with its blooms and flowers, all of which can affect your eyes. Pollen, which is produced by blooming flowers and… Read More


Watch out for Workplace Eye Injuries

March is Workplace Eye Safety Month Despite existing safety legislation and educational programs, more than 2,000 employees sustain job-related eye injuries every day in the U.S., making workplace injury a leading cause of ocular trauma, visual loss and blindness. Fortunately, 90% of all workplace eye injuries can be avoided by using proper safety eyewear. The… Read More


Smart Phones Can be Hard on the Eyes

The communication convenience of smart phones has changed the way we use them.  These high-tech devices function more like a hand-held computer than a simple phone, allowing us to not only talk and text, but to access email, browse the internet, review documents, catch up on the news, get directions, play games and engage in… Read More


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