Two Types of Eye Pain and When to See a Doctor

We love starting with good news! And the good news here is, while eye pain is common, it is rarely serious. In fact, there are mainly two types of eye pain, and when to see a doctor shouldn’t come as a surprise. Two Types of Eye Pain In general, eye…

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Polarized Lenses: What Are They, and Why Are They Useful?

Summer recreation is in full swing, and we are spending more time outdoors. Thus, the inevitable search for the perfect pair of sunglasses ensues. You probably hear the words polarized lenses get thrown around a lot when it comes to summer eye safety. But what exactly are they? What are…

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5 Ways the Sun Can Damage Your Eyes

We all know the sun’s UV rays can do a number on our skin and eyes. But what you might not realize is the number of ways the sun can damage your eyes. Your eyes can get sunburned. Did you know that your eyes can get sunburned? Commonly known as…

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7 Tips for Putting in Eye Drops

Sometimes we need to use eye drops whether we have dry, itchy eyes or a medical condition. For some of us, getting eye drops in our eyes can be a challenge. However, there are simple tips for putting in eye drops to ensure the drops land where they need to!…

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Comparison: Clip-Ons, Prescription Sunglasses and Transition Lenses

We love daylight savings in the spring! Each time we set our clocks forward, we know that sunny days await on the horizon. Of course, that means we also have a particular challenge to conquer too: protecting our vision from UV light. With all the options out there, though, how…

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10 Common Eye Problems and Their Causes

You know your eyes. So, if you notice any changes in them, they’re well worth paying attention to. From dry eyes to eyestrain, we’ll examine 10 common eye problems and their causes. But please, remember—don’t hesitate to seek medical attention if necessary! Doctors always prefer that people choose check-ups over…

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Staff Spotlight: Ashley McLeod

Meridian Eye Care welcomed a new smiling face this past December--and her name is Ashley McLeod! Ashley has folded into our Meridian family quite well and we look forward to watching her grow her career as we grow our practice. Get to know Ashley in today's Staff Spotlight! Where are…

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Seasonal Allergies and Your Eyes: Causes, Symptoms and Solutions

You’re going about your routine. Walking the dog, drinking some coffee on the patio, or stepping out to check the mail—it’s just a normal day. And then: you sneeze. Or, your eyes start to water. As soon as you feel even the slightest symptoms, you realize just what time of…

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