Halloween Eye Safety for Children

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Contacts on October 2

Jack-o-lantern with words Safety is Key

We’ve all seen those really cool Halloween contacts but are they safe for your or your children’s eyes? We discuss that in this blog and some other ways to keep your children’s eyes safe this Halloween! Decorative Contact Lenses: Using these decorative lenses without a prescription can lead to nightmares! They have been known to… Read More

Pink Eye: Symptoms and Treatments

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on August 12

Closeup of a red eye with pink eye

Pink Eye is a common eye infection. Below is some great information provided from the CDC. Pink Eye is Common Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in the world. It can affect both children and adults. It is an inflammation of the thin, clear tissue that lines… Read More

3 Reasons Routine Eye Exams are Important

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on May 29

Eye exam machine

Having clear vision does not always mean your eyes are healthy, as some of the most common eye conditions are asymptomatic in their early stages. That’s why it’s important to schedule routine eye exams to safeguard your vision. Early Identification of Visual and Medical Conditions During a comprehensive eye exam, our doctors perform various tests… Read More

How to Prevent Eye Strain

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on April 30

According to the American Optometric Association, “more than half of all office workers who use computers regularly suffer eye strain”. You’ve probably heard the saying if you stare at the computer too long, you’ll strain your eyes, but the strain is actually coming from the lighting that surrounds you at your home and at work…. Read More

Why You Need to Wear Sunglasses

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on February 26

Woman wearing sunglasses

With Spring and Summer arriving soon to Texas, it’s important to remember sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement. Wearing sunglasses on a regular basis is a great way to protect your vision and avoid common eye diseases and conditions. The Different Ways Sun Can Damage Your Eyes Just like too much sun can be bad… Read More

Different Types of Contacts

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Contacts on January 29

Woman putting contact lens in her eye

There are many types of contact lenses, varying in shape, durability, and material. Toric Versus Spherical Lenses Just as glasses lenses will be shaped differently depending on the type of correction your vision needs, contacts are shaped differently too. Spherical contacts are shaped for treating myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and presbyopia (age-related farsightedness), but this… Read More

Preventative Measures to Protect Your Eyes

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Eye Health on January 17

Red sunglasses

Not every eye condition is preventable, but there are definite steps that can be taken for people to try to avoid sight threatening conditions from occurring in the first place. Know your family history Knowing your family history is the extremely important. Many eye diseases show a direct correlation to your family history, and even… Read More

7 Signs You May Have Cataracts

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Cataracts on December 29

Closeup of an eye with a cataract

Could you have cataracts? You use the lens of your eye every day, for everything from reading to driving to bird watching. With age, the proteins inside your lens can clump together turning the lens from clear to cloudy. Certain behaviors can put you at a higher risk for getting a cataract. These include: too much… Read More

Tips for First Time Contact Wearers

Posted by: Coastal Eye Associates in Contacts on December 12

Woman putting contact lens in her eye

Wearing contacts for the first time can be a little bit difficult and a little bit scary. Below are some of our tips for first time contact wearers. Putting in your lenses Always wash your hands with soap before you touch your eyes or contacts. Make sure the lens isn’t inside out. To do this,… Read More

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