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Demodex, Blepharitis, and You

If you only recognized two of the words in the title, you aren’t alone. Most people who suffer from dry eye disease aren’t familiar with the others at first either. However, for a surprising number of dry eye sufferers, these unknown terms can have a significant impact on their eye...

Myopia Control: Understanding the Different Treatment Options | Myopia Management in Houston

Myopia control is the process of managing and slowing down the progression of myopia. It is essential to control myopia because higher levels of myopia can increase the risk of eye diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and retinal detachment later in life.

Seeing Red? It May Be Ocular Rosacea

Most people are familiar with rosacea, a common skin condition that causes the face to become flushed or take on a reddish tone. It’s also likely to cause an uneven, bumpy skin texture that looks like acne or a rash. Once rosacea develops, it is a chronic condition that can...

The Link Between High Myopia and Serious Eye Diseases

High myopia – severe nearsightedness – is associated with an increased risk of serious eye diseases such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataracts.

OptiLight by Lumenis

Dry eye disease is becoming increasingly common, affecting millions of people worldwide. This chronic condition can significantly impact your life, sometimes making even the smallest of tasks seem difficult.

Eye Exam Saves Woman’s Life by Detecting Brain Tumor Early

Here's how eye exams helped save Katie's vision and quality of life. Call ProOptix Eye Care to schedule your appointment.

Top Eyewear Trends To Keep An Eye On In 2023

As we head into the new year, it's time to ditch those tired old frames and step up your eyewear game. If you're in the market for some new prescription eyeglasses that’ll turn heads, you're in luck because the hottest eyewear trends of 2023 are all about making a statement....

7 Eye Care Tips for the Holiday Season

Your eye experts at ProOptix Eye Care have compiled our top 7 tips for keeping your eyes healthy and safe this holiday season. Let us know how else we can help!

High Blood Sugar Linked to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Did you know that having atrophied meibomian glands can signal uncontrolled blood sugar levels? To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact ProOptix Eye Care today!

Diabetes and Dry Eye: The Risk Factors In Children & Adolescents

Children and adolescents with diabetes are significantly more likely to suffer from dry eye syndrome (DES) than their non-diabetic peers. Read on to learn why diabetics are at higher risk, and how ProOptix Eye Care can help.

Natural And Holistic Dry Eye Treatments

Medication doesn't always work to heal dry eye syndrome's underlying cause. The following natural and holistic remedies may relieve your eye discomfort and relieve your symptoms.

City Kids Are More Likely To Be Nearsighted

Did you know that a risk factor for developing myopia (nearsightedness) is living in an urban area? But don’t worry – the myopia management program at ProOptix Eye Care can help.

Natural Remedies to Relieve Dry Eyes

Are you experiencing dry eyes? Would it surprise you to learn that maqui berries, nuts and even caffeinated coffee can naturally help relieve some dry eye symptoms? At ProOptix Eye Care, we believe that patients can benefit from a multifaceted approach to treating dry eye syndrome (DES) that includes both conventional treatments and healthy lifestyle changes.

How the Environment Can Affect Your Vision and Eye Health

Many scientific studies have confirmed that exposure to various things in the environment can negatively affect our eye health and vision. Read on to learn more.

Protect Your Eyes With These Contact Lens Safety Tips

It's Contact Lens Safety Month, which makes it the perfect time to brush up on ways to keep your eyes and vision healthy when wearing contact lenses. Here are our top contact lens safety tips to keep your peepers happy.

Why Glasses Are Not the Solution for Progressive Myopia

Traditional myopia correction uses glasses to improve visual acuity, but they are not a solution for controlling myopia’s progression and may even contribute to worsening myopia. Myopia management is an effective treatment program to slow or halt myopia progression.

Experts Warn of Rising Levels Of Myopia

Discover why experts say there’s a myopia epidemic, and learn what you can do to keep your kids’ eyes healthy. ProOptix Eye Care proudly offers myopia management treatments to nearsighted children for healthy and clear life-long vision.

Dry Eye Treatment – It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint!

One of the most common misconceptions we see in our dry eye patients is the idea that one or two quick treatments will mean the end of this troublesome condition. Unfortunately, dry eye is a chronic condition that requires regular attention if you want to keep the symptoms at bay....

Is Myopia Management Worth The Financial Investment?

The most important reason for choosing myopia management is to protect your child’s precious gift of sight from sight-threatening eye diseases. But here’s an added benefit: it may save you money in the long run!

Eye Exams and the Health of Your Mind and Body

Everyone's heard the adage that "the eyes are the window to the soul." But did you know that they can also be a primary window into the overall health of your body and mind?

Over 40? Ditch Your Readers – Vuity Drops Are Here!

If you’re over 40, you’re probably familiar with presbyopia, the gradual loss of the ability to see things clearly when they are close to your eyes. Also called “old eyes” or “age-related blurry near vision”, this extremely common condition affects more than 85% of people in this age group to...

5 Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Here are 5 eye symptoms that you should never ignore. Call ProOptix Eye Care without delay if you or a loved one experiences any of these eye or vision problems.

Start The Year Right With A Pediatric Eye Exam

Every child should have a comprehensive eye exam before the start of the new school year. Just as you wouldn’t consider sending them to school without a backpack or a lunch box, make sure their eyes and vision are ready for the challenges ahead.

Your Nose – The Newest Weapon in the War Against Dry Eyes!

You’ve probably read that headline at least twice, haven’t you? At first glance, it makes absolutely no sense at all. How in the world can your nose help you fight your battle against dry eye disease? A few years ago, your optometrist might have agreed with you, but in October...

Can I Be Blinded By A Nerf® Gun?

Did you know that Nerf® guns, a supposedly safe children’s toy, have been shown to cause eye injury in certain cases? What makes them so dangerous?

Adjustable Glasses

Adjustable eyeglasses are an affordable non-prescription alternative to prescription eyeglasses or for the correction of minor refractive errors such as presbyopia, hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness).

Hyperopia and Your Child

Hyperopia affects near vision in children and young adults. Want to know more about hyperopia? Here we explain ways to recognize the condition and help your child if they have it.

Low Level Light Therapy – a Sight for Sore Eyes!

Current studies estimate that almost 15% of Americans have been diagnosed with dry eyes, making this problem one of the most common conditions seen by your eye doctor. Your optometrist may tell you that the percentage of people suffering from dry eye disease is likely much higher, as some reports...

Can Cataract Surgery Prevent Dementia?

Cataract surgery not only improves vision. Research suggests that cataract surgery may also prevent cognitive decline.

June 27 Is National Sunglasses Day!

Here’s how you can celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27.