Posts From February, 2017

Can I sleep in my contact lenses?

Continuing our contact lens related posts, contact lenses help many patients see the world without the need for glasses. Technological advancements make these lenses more comfortable than ever.  Some patients report occasionally forgetting they have lenses on their eye at all!  After a busy day, leaving these comfortable contact lenses in overnight becomes tempting. Our corneas need… Read More »


Contact Lens Comfort

For many patients, contact lenses offer independence from glasses. Most patients wear their contact lenses without issue. Dry eye, sleeping in contacts, and improper care can make contact lenses irritating and potentially harmful (remember, don’t sleep in your contacts!) Let’s review some ways to make contact lenses as comfortable as possible. One of the most helpful and easiest… Read More »


Can my cataract regrow?

We occasionally get this question from patients who have cataract surgery, which is when their cloudy natural lens is replaced with a new clear artificial lens. To best answer this question, we must understand anatomy. Both natural and clear artificial lenses are suspended in a capsule or bag-like structure. During surgery a small incision is made in the bag,… Read More »


Two Types of Dry Eye

Did you know there are two primary types of dry eye?  Distinguishing between the two helps patients achieve comfort more quickly. If your eyes feel gritty, tired, or have a burning sensation, you may have dry eye. The first type of dry eye is evaporative dry eye. Simply, the water component of tears evaporates, leaving the… Read More »


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