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Are eyelash extensions safe for my eyes?

Eyelash extensions are all the rage and many of our patients are wearing them. Although this beauty trend can look amazing, some patients are experiencing extension related infections. Symptoms include redness of the lash line, and dry, itchy, scratchy, irritated eyes. Many of these patients also are wearing contact lenses, which can be a double whammy when it comes to symptoms.

To avoid painful, red, ugly looking eyes, be sure to clean the lashes nightly with proper lid shampoo and wipes to ensure bacteria is not building up. With extensions, there is no need to use mascara, however if you, avoid waterproof mascara.

If you are experience symptoms give us a call so we can safely treat the infection, instruct on lid hygiene and preserve your lashes!
Could I wear bifocal contact lenses?

The short answer is YES? Even if you have never worn contact lenses or were told in the past you couldn’t, there are many options for those needing bifocal prescriptions. Each year the technology seems to improve, and our office is one of the first in the area to get the newest contact lenses.

Our doctors enjoy fitting these unique lenses and will spend the extra time and care needed to achieve a great visual result. If you are new to contact lenses, our trained technicians will sit one on one with you to review the insertion and removal steps and any care required.

Don’t let age or a bifocal prescription stop you from wearing contact lenses. Call today to schedule an appointment with our doctors to review the options for being glasses-free!
Can the large amount of screen time hurt my eyes?

In today’s world, everyone is on their phone and multiple computer screens all day long. Whether you are young or old, it’s happening and it’s creating digital eye strain. Yes, that’s really a condition that over 60% of Americans are experiencing.

Symptoms of digital eye strain include dry, irritated eyes, blurred vision, eye fatigue, neck and back pain, and headaches. There are ways we can help to reduce the amount of eye discomfort and provide a more relaxing screen time experience.

During your examination, we will measure the amount of strain on your eyes. Then evaluate the dryness and irritation and decide on a treatment plan according to your needs. The correct prescription glasses with blue light filters can help to relax the eyes. Certain types of lens styles can help with neck strain when on multiple screens at one time. Dry eye treatments can also help with the redness and irritation that comes with digital eye strain.

If you are experiencing any of these problems, please schedule an appointment and we can help you feel better while on your screens. 
I have this bump……..

If you have ever had a tender, red bump along or in your eyelid you understand how annoying and unsightly it can be. Often patients wait and think the bump will go away eventually, but it only starts growing larger, painful and more noticeable. Before long it’s a huge boulder sticking out from the lid and you are begging for help!

Often, we see patients after they have been elsewhere or urgent care, only to have expensive medications and copays for treatments that did not help at all. It might lead to an extra week or more of misery before calling our office.
We specialize in the eyes and have the proper equipment to accurately diagnose and treat all types of eyelid lumps and bumps. With the proper treatment, medication and early course of action, these can be easily healed and prevented from happening in the future.  

Powell Vision Center 3960 Powell Road Powell, OH 43065 Phone: (614) 336-3727 Fax: (614) 336-9958

Powell Vision Center proudly serves Powell, OH and the surrounding areas of Columbus, Shawnee Hills, Polaris, Lewis Center, Dublin, Worthington, Westerville, Hilliard, Plain City and Delaware.

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