19 June 2018
A scratched cornea can be very painful and potentially dangerous

A scratched cornea can be very painful and potentially dangerous


Dear Doctor: Several days ago, I woke up with intense pain in my left eye. I do not recall anything happening to my eye. My eyes were tearing exces...
12 June 2018
Guard yourself against ‘Red Eye’

Guard yourself against ‘Red Eye’


It’s so hard to believe that even now in November 2017 we are still seeing many cases of viral conjunctivitis, otherwise known as the ‘Red Eye’....
05 June 2018
Frequently asked questions about contact lenses

Frequently asked questions about contact lenses


In the past, spectacle corrections used to be the correction of choice. With the advent of modern technology, people are now choosing contact lense...
29 May 2018
How smoking can affect our vision

How smoking can affect our vision


Hi Readers, May 31st was declared “No Tobacco Day” by the WHO. Smoking is associated with a lot of health risks, including blood circulatory p...
22 May 2018
What is pseudomyopia?

What is pseudomyopia?


Dear Doc, Whenever I wear my glasses I tend to want to take them off after a short while. The funny thing is that I do see a bit better with the gl...
15 May 2018
Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis

Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis


Dear Doctor, I had the red eye. It kept me down for over two weeks, but it’s over now. However, I’m still seeing blurry. Why is that so? ...
08 May 2018
Will wearing my glasses correct my eyesight permanently?

Will wearing my glasses correct my eyesight permanently?


I was recently asked a question about wearing glasses. It went something like this: Hi Doc, will wearing my glasses correct my eyesight permanently...
23 September 2014
Over-the-counter eye products

Over-the-counter eye products


Dear Doc, I have a problem with my eyes. What can I buy from the drugstore? Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Some eye ailments can be handled w...
16 September 2014
How do I protect my eyes from glare?

How do I protect my eyes from glare?


Dear Doctor, My question has to do with protection from glare. I was advised to get anti-reflective lenses because of my sensitivity to glare. Howe...
02 September 2014
Understanding causes of dark circles under eyes

Understanding causes of dark circles under eyes


Dark circles under the eyes can be a very disturbing phenomenon. Ladies seem to pay more attention to them than men. This is because dark circles ca...