Watching the Solar Eclipse

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Mar 21, 2024 11:45:00 AM

Get ready for the highly anticipated 2024 solar eclipse gracing the skies on Monday, April 8, 2024! As viewing times vary from noon to around 4pm depending on your location, it's important to take necessary precautions to protect your eyes from the potential harm of sunlight during this celestial event.

Symptoms of solar retinopathy, such as a blind spot in the central vision, visual distortions, and altered color vision, may cause concern. While milder cases can improve over time, it's important to understand that more severe instances, despite treatment efforts, could potentially result in permanent damage. This underscores the need to take necessary precautions during solar events like an eclipse, ensuring that you and your loved ones can safely enjoy the celestial spectacle without risking long-term harm to your vision.

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Eyes bothered by bright lights?

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Mar 11, 2024 2:53:52 PM

If you find yourself wincing or instinctively shielding your eyes from bright lights, you may be experiencing photophobia, a condition characterized by heightened sensitivity to light. This discomfort can be triggered by a range of light sources, including sunlight, fluorescent lights, and traditional incandescent bulbs. While photophobia isn't a standalone eye disorder, it can serve as a warning sign of underlying issues such as infections, inflammation, or recent eye surgeries like LASIK.

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Give Your Eyes A Break!

by The Rochester Eye & Laser Team on Dec 19, 2023 11:57:51 AM




Your first conscious action of the day: awkwardly flounder for your smartphone to stop the dreadful noise.

Sound familiar? According to The Vision Council’s Digital Eye Strain Report, using your phone as an alarm is standard procedure for around 55% of us.

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