spring allergies

A Breakdown of Ocular Allergies by Dr. Wang

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Are your eyes constantly red? Do people always ask you why you always look like you have been crying? Redness and puffiness around the eyes could be a sign of chronic allergic conjunctivitis associated with environmental allergies. A Chemical Chain Reaction An allergic reaction is an immune system response to […]

allergy season

Allergies Season is Here!

Posted Posted in Eye Health

Along with spring comes the dreaded spring time allergy season.  Spring marks the blooming of flowers, grasses, and other plants which all release pollen into the air. For many people, this means the start of red, itchy eyes. If you are one of the millions of Americans who experience some […]

Coastal Vision Outreach Project 2019

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Eyes may be our profession, but hearts are in focus at Coastal Vision.    Community outreach, as well as in-office pro bono eye care are fundamental aspects of our mission and purpose. Our Coastal Vision Cares Initiative has been in place now for 5 years.  During that time, we’ve been […]

blue

Blue light giving you the blues?

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Blue light from digital screens is here to stay.   That’s important for adults and children alike. Our world has significantly changed in the few decades with the advancement of technology. You can’t escape it! As adults, almost every job is now technologically driven.  Even if there’s no screen at work, […]

glaucoma

Diagnosing Glaucoma at Coastal Vision

Posted Posted in Eye Health, Ocular Conditions

As we close out National Glaucoma Awareness month, it’s important to address diagnosing glaucoma.   How do optometrists diagnose glaucoma? What tests are involved? Which information is more useful or important in diagnosing glaucoma?   Diagnosing glaucoma is really about identifying pieces of the puzzle and putting them together to give a […]

glaucoma

What is Glaucoma?

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness month.  Increasing awareness is a big priority for many eye doctors for 3 reasons.   First, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the United States.  Second, blindness from glaucoma is preventable.  Third, it’s estimated that nearly half of the people who have glaucoma don’t even […]