Overcoming Dry Eyes May Be One Cup Of Coffee Away

Dry eye disease, affecting about four million people age 50 and older in the United States, can be very uncomfortable and interfere with vision. Our current treatment options range from simple warm compresses, eye washes and artificial tears to medications and tear drainage devices. Dry eye syndrome involves either a malfunction of the rate of [...]

By |April 20th, 2012|Eye Health|3 Comments

The Jittery Eye – Does Caffeine Increase Eye Pressure?

Caffeine has long been a staple of the American diet  - from the first cup of joe in the morning to the midday pick-me-up. In fact, coffee is the number one source of antioxidants for Americans.  But caffeine itself has been associated with negative health benefits including increasing pressure in the eyes, and therefore possibly [...]

By |January 10th, 2012|Eye Health, Optometry|0 Comments