Category: Eye Health

Can LASIK Correct Astigmatism and Nearsightedness?

If you have astigmatism or nearsightedness, you may wonder if LASIK eye surgery can help correct your vision. The good news is that LASIK is a highly effective treatment for both of these common refractive errors.  Keep reading to learn what astigmatism and nearsightedness are, how LASIK works, and whether it can fix these refractive […]

How Long will my LASIK last?

When considering any surgical procedure, you hope the results will be permanent. The good news is that LASIK is regarded as a permanent procedure and can provide clear vision without visual aids for many years to come. However, a few factors can affect your vision in the long term, even if you get LASIK. Aging […]

Do I Need to See My Eye Doctor if My Eye is Red?

Pink or red eyes are very common and can have many causes. While some causes are harmless, in some cases, these symptoms signal an underlying issue that may require medical care.  Keep reading to learn what makes eyes red, when it’s serious, and when you may need to see your eye doctor! What Causes Eye […]

Who Can Develop Dry Eye?

Dry eye disease is a common condition that affects millions of people. While dry eye can affect anyone, certain groups of people may be at a higher risk of experiencing symptoms.  Keep reading to learn more about dry eye, including who is at most risk for experiencing this eye condition! What is Dry Eye? Dry […]

Can Humidity Help With Dry Eye Symptoms?

Dry eye syndrome can be a bothersome condition, causing discomfort and affecting daily activities. Since dry eye syndrome is technically a lack of moisture in your eyes, you may wonder if being in a humid environment will help improve your symptoms. Keep reading to learn if humidity can help with dry eye syndrome! What is […]

How Do I Know If I Have Dry Eyes?

Dry eye can cause discomfort, irritation, and even vision problems, making it essential to understand the condition’s symptoms, causes, and treatment options. At Mid Ohio Eye, we understand the importance of healthy and comfortable eyes.  Keep reading to learn more about dry eye, including how to know if you may be experiencing this eye condition! […]

Is Pink Eye Always Contagious?

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, occurs when the whites of the eye take on a pink or red color. This is caused by the swelling of the thin layer of tissue, known as the conjunctiva, that lines the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid.  Keep reading to learn if […]

Is Having Dry Eyes Temporary?

If your eyes occasionally feel scratchy or burning, this may be a temporary situation if your dry eyes are caused by environmental factors. In many cases, however, dry eyes are due to a chronic condition called dry eye syndrome. Keep reading to learn if dry eyes are temporary! What is Dry Eye Syndrome? Eye redness, […]

What Should I Do If I Develop a Corneal Ulcer?

A corneal ulcer is painful and can cause permanent vision damage. So how do you know if you have one, and what should you do to protect your sight?  Keep reading to learn more information about what to do if you develop a corneal ulcer! What Is the Cornea? The cornea is the clear tissue […]

Should I Treat My Dry Eye?

If you are experiencing red, irritated eyes, including a scratchy or gritty feeling, it could be a sign of dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome may also cause your vision to be blurry, a burning sensation, or increased tearing.  Dry eye is very common and treatable. Keep reading to learn if you should treat your […]