PATIENT GUIDES

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Allergic Conjunctivitis/Ocular Allergies
Guide to Ocular Allergies
Everything You Need to Know About Allergy Eye Drops
OTC Allergy Drops
Prescription Allergy Drops
Allergies and Contact Lenses

Blepharitis
Guide to Blepharitis
Put Down the Baby Shampoo

Cataracts
What is a cataract?
Guide to Cataract Surgery Part 1
Guide to Cataract Surgery Part 2
Guide to Cataract Surgery Part 3
Guide to Cataract Surgery Part 4
Benefits of Cataract Surgery
Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery
Congenital Cataracts
What You Need to Know Before Cataract Surgery
The Future of Cataract Surgery and Stem Cells?
What You Need to Know: Multifocal and Toric IOLs

Color Blindness
EnChroma App for at-home color vision testing

Computer Vision Syndrome
What is Computer Vision Syndrome?
Computer Complaints and Their Possible Culprits
Is using the computer hurting your eyes and health?
Best Computer Ergonomics for Happy Eyes
Zeiss Digital Lenses: Glasses Designed for your Digital World

Dry Eye
Overview
A Photographic Review
Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
Ocular Rosacea
Lacrimal Gland Insufficiency
Hormones and Dry Eye
Medications that Increase Dry Eye
LASIK, PRK, and Blepharoplasty
Punctal Plugs
Punctal Plugs part 2
Restasis
Artificial Tears Overview
A Guide to Selecting the Right Artificial Tears
New Artificial Tear Review: Retaine MGD
Dry Eye Relief Without A Prescription
Fish Oil and Dry Eye
Meet Xiidra The New Dry Eye Medication
Meet TrueTear New Dry Eye Intranasal Neurostimulator

There's a Bump on My Eye Series
Everything You Need to Know About Styes
How to Prevent Recurring Styes
Pinguecula
Conjunctival Cyst
Concretions
Pterygium
Nerve Loop of Axenfeld
Molluscum Contagiosum

Eye Exam Mysteries Explained
Lighting Conditions in the Exam Room

Eyelids and Lashes
An Introduction to Demodex
Everything You Need to Know About Latisse
Itchy, Irritated Eyelids? Fight Back
Reducing Dark Under Eye Circles and Puffiness
The Truth About Mascara
All-Natural Makeup Removal We Love Eyes
Longer Lashes with Zoria Lash Boosting Serum
The Science Behind Battling Under Eye Circles
Put Down the Baby Shampoo
Is Your Lash Serum Causing Lasting Damage?

Floaters
What are floaters? 
Common Causes of Seeing Spots

Freckle or Choroidal Nevi
A photographic summary
Risks for Ocular Melanoma

Glaucoma
What is Glaucoma?
How does your doctor check for glaucoma?
What is Eye Pressure?

High Risk Medications and Their Ocular Side Effects
Flonase
Plaquenil
Topamax

Keratoconus
What is keratoconus?
New Surgical Treatments for Keratoconus
What You Need To Know: Corneal Cross Linking
Keratconus Prevelance, Genetics, and Risk Factors

Macular Degeneration
Genetic Testing/ Macula Risk
New Telescopic Implant to Improve Vision in AMD
Why do Doctors use Lucentis instead of Avastin?

Myopia Control
An Introduction to Myopia Control and The Studies That Show it Works
Myopia Progression Theory: Near Point Stress Model
Myopia Progression Theory: Peripheral Defocus Model
Myopia Progression Theory: The Impact of Light

Optic Nerve Anomolies
Optic Nerve Head Drusen or Buried Drusen

Pupils
My Pupil is Dilated!

Red Eye/Foreign Body Sensation/Infection
Guide to Pink Eye/ Viral Conjunctivitis 
Hyphema/Blood in the Eye
The Patient's Guide to Recurrent Corneal Erosion
Swimming Pools and Red Eye
Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Refractive Error
Refractive Error Intro
Myopia
Hyperopia
Astigmatism
Presbyopia
Will Wearing Glasses Make Your Vision Worse?
An Intro to Refractive Surgery Options
Presbyopic Refractive Surgery (KAMRA and Raindrop Inlays)

Retina
Signs and Symptoms of Retinal Detachment/ Flashes and Floaters
CHRPE
Myelinated Nerve Fiber Layer
Macular Hole Repair

Systemic Health and the Eye
Cholesterol and the Eye; Also see Cholesterol Plaque in Retinal Vessels
Diabetic Retinopathy and Nutritional Supplements
Leukemia and Retinopathy
Marfan Syndrome and the Eye
Multiple Sclerosis and the Eye
Retinal Photography to Detect Stroke Risk

Vision Therapy
An Introduction to VT
Complaints and Symptoms
Stephen Curry's Sports Vision Therapy

For New ODs: Posts here are geared specifically for an OD audience

Complaints and Symptoms needing a VT work-up
A Guide to MEM Retinoscopy
A Guide to Cover Testing
A Guide to Bruckner Testing
A Guide to Hirschberg Testing