Help for Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

A very common complaint we hear is the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. Patients often ask us for help with these dark circles, but first we must find the cause for each patient because and we need to address them and treat them differently.

Too Much Eyelid Fat

The space behind the eye, known as the orbit, contains a significant amount of fatty tissue. nike air max 90 homme Orbital fat helps to cushion the eye from impact, however, as we get older, the support structures which keep the fat behind the eye weaken, and the fat moves forward into the eyelids. This results in fullness to the lower eyelids which most people find aesthetically unpleasing. This fullness, commonly referred to as “bags under the eyes”, makes people look older and tired. new balance 574 The best treatment for this type of problem is usually removal of excess fat with a lower eyelid blepharoplasty procedure. Fjallraven Kanken UK Excess skin can be trimmed and tightened at the same time.

Lower Eyelid Hollowness

Dark circles under the eyes can also be caused by a depression or hollowness in the lower eyelids. timberland 6-inch premium nike air presto soldes Patients who have this problem can usually feel the underlying bone when the area of hollowness is touched. fjällräven kanken Today, we are able to treat the hollowness with injectable volumizing gel fillers whose qualities make them appropriate for the delicate eye area. louboutin paris These non surgical treatments typically last 6-12 months. If the results are not completely satisfactory sometimes it becomes necessary to perform fat grafting or repositioning of fat to reduce hollows under the eyes as well as performing a lid tightening procedure known as canthoplasty to improve the lower eyelid contour.

Hyperpigmentation of Eyelid Skin

Sometimes dark circles under the eyes can be caused by too much pigmentation of the skin, although this is the least common cause. bottes timberland ugg australia Patients often think that they have hyperpigmentation but what they are seeing is shadows from excess eyelid fat or hollowness at the orbital rim. bottes timberland If after examination and consultation patients do in fact have too much pigmentation of the eyelids we can use prescription bleaching creams that might be helpful.

If you or someone you know has questions about dark circles under their eyes or needs to schedule an appointment, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

LASIK Surgeons Know About Safety

This past October 21, 2015 marked the 20 year anniversary of FDA approval of the use of the excimer laser for Laser Vision Correction of common eye problems such as nearsightedness or myopia. 20 years is a long time and we have now arrived with technology, techniques, skills and experience to be able to provide patients wanting to eliminate their dependence on glasses and contacts, with a safe, effective and reproducible laser eye surgery treatment-whether LASIK, PRK or other method of correction.

Patient Barriers to LASIK

Still, one of the main barriers to patients who want to have LASIK is there concern about safety. cheap ffxiv Items A recent study was conducted to determine what percent of LASIK & Refractive Surgeons WHO ACTUALLY PERFORMED THE PROCEDURE, have had Laser Vision Correction. Certainly, eye surgeons who perform refractive surgery MUST know the dark dirty secrets of safety issues and would avoid putting themselves at undue risk. After all…EYE SURGEONS NEED EXCELLENT VISION!

Results of the Laser Vision Correction Safety Study

The study, called Prevalence of Laser Vision Correction in Ophthalmologists Who Perform Refractive Surgery was published in the September Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and had some interesting results. nike free run Responses were received from 248 (99.2%) of 250 ophthalmologists who were queried, of which 232 (92.8%) met the criteria of currently working as refractive surgeons. buy bns gold Of the 232 subjects, 161 (69.4%) reported that they had refractive errors potentially amenable to treatment with laser vision correction, not including presbyopia. nike air max 1 Of the 161 ophthalmologists with treatable refractive errors, 54 (33.5%) reported they were not candidates for laser vision correction for a variety of reasons and 107 (66.5%) reported they were candidates for LVC. new balance baskets acheter chaussures nike Of the laser vision correction candidates, 62.6% reported that they had an LVC procedure in their own eyes! Of the overall 232 subjects, more than 90% recommend LVC for adult members of their immediate family!

The message is clear. The data speaks for itself. Fjallraven Kanken Big Two thirds of the eye surgeons who perform LASIK, and are good candidates for LASIK-HAVE LASIK! They are confident of the safety, efficacy and predictability-THAT THEY HAVE IT THEMSELVES!!!! And they recommend it to their family members. bottes ugg pas cher nike chaussure The key here to having a great result is finding out if you are a good LASIK candidate. Kanken Mini We can help!

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about LASIK or schedule a Free LASIK Consultation, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

The Eye Clinic of Texas suggests that patients to be knowledgeable about UV exposure, the risks of eye damage and injury and the need to wear sunglasses or UV protecting eyewear-especially if they have had previous eye surgery such as LASIK or cataract surgery. cheap ffxiv gil The risk of sun and UV damage to your eyes occurs both due to short term exposure as well as over the long term on a cumulative basis. UGG Maylin Thus, you may or may not feel the UV effects immediately and it is easy to become complacent. asics gel lyte 3 Further, most people don’t realize that the risk of UV eye damage can literally change from day to day with the weather, the cloud cover and your physical location. fjallraven kanken sale blade and soul gold Sunny days at the beach are certainly riskier than cloudy days and thus you may need to adjust the time you spend in the sun along with being particularly cautious about wearing properly selected and fit sunglasses at that time. adidas stan smith LASIK patients and cataract surgery patients with advanced technology lens implants most often don’t need to wear eyeglasses after their surgery-and they often just forget about the need for UV protection. ugg soldes chaussures nike femme 2017 We want them to remember!

Patients visiting Texas EyeWear Opticians at The Clinic of Texas will find a wide range of UV protecting eyeglass lenses and sunglasses available to choose from. new balance pas cher Eye protection from UV needs to be complete but doesn’t have to be overly expensive. nike x fragment High quality sunglasses should block out 99-100 percent of both UV-A and UV-B radiation. chaussure asics It is also important to have UV protection in everyday eyewear, which is readily available with a number of UV blocking eyeglass lens materials, specialized coatings and photochromic lenses.

If you or someone you know has a question or concerns about ultraviolet (UV) eye damage and injury and how to select protective eyewear please feel free to call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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Decorative contact lenses and Halloween really seem to go together in October as people prepare interesting costumes and “looks’ for various celebrations. asics gel kinsei 6 Decorative or “fashion” contacts let you change your “look” by changing eye color, giving you a “ghoulish” appearance or even creating patterns or logos on your eyes. nike air max femme pas cher nike air presto BUT-contact lens safety is not to be taken for granted when it comes to decorative contact lenses and you need to have a clear understanding of how to use them safely. new balance soldes

Facts & Tips for Halloween Contact Lens Eye Safety

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    • a scratched cornea
    • a corneal infection
    • pink eye conjunctivitis
    • decreased vision
    • blindness
    • Places that sell decorative lenses without a prescription may give you few or no instructions on how to clean and care for your lenses. Failure to use the proper solution and care regimen to keep contact lenses clean and moist can lead to infections.
    • Where NOT to Buy Decorative Contact Lenses
      • street vendors
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These are not authorized distributors of contact lenses, which are prescription devices by federal law.

  • How to Buy Decorative Contact Lenses Safely. Get an eye exam from a licensed eye doctor, either an ophthalmologist or optometrist, even if you feel your vision is perfect to make sure your eyes are healthy enough to wear contacts. soldes timberland bottes ugg Get a valid prescription that includes the brand name, lens measurements, and an expiration date. But don’t expect your eye doctor to prescribe anime, or circle, lenses. asics gel pas cher These bigger-than-normal lenses that give the wearer a wide-eyed, doll-like look have not been approved by FDA. basket new balance Buy the lenses from a seller that requires you to provide a prescription, whether you go in person or shop online. Follow directions for cleaning, disinfecting, and wearing the lenses, and visit your eye doctor for follow-up eye exams. new balance homme See your eye doctor right away if you have signs of possible eye infection including:
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The safe and effective use of contact lenses-whether decorative or not-requires proper fitting and education about their care to prevent the potential for serious eye problems from becoming a reality. Compra Mochilas Kanken If you or someone you know wishes to learn more or be fit with any type of contact lenses-including decorative contacts, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Especially for the parents of children with ADHD/ADD, there is often a desire to uncover any associated reasons or problems that might impact their child’s behavior and to find possible ways to help. Kanken Classic timberland femme There has been some thought that common vision problems may play a role.

 

Research on ADHD/ADD & Vision

Researchers reporting in the journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS) discussed the notion that there was an association between ADHD/ADD, uncorrected refractive-errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism-and visual acuity. ugg pas cher adidas stan smith They performed a case matched controlled study that included ADD/ADHD children diagnosed according to criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV-TR), along with an age matched control group. Fjällräven Deutschlands Asics 2017 They examined both groups including evaluation of their uncorrected visual acuity for distance and near, performed a cycloplegic refraction-an eye test to measure uncorrected refractive error with eye drops, ocular motility or eye movement and binocular function. nike huarache new balance 574 Their results showed that ADD/ADHD children had similar visual acuity at distance and near and refractive errors as normal subjects. https://www.goldufo.com/ffxiv-items new balance homme Eye movement and the ability to use both eyes together as well as focusing ability were also found to be similar in both groups and thus probably did NOT contribute to ADD/ADHD.

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Having a basic familiarity with the risk factors for age related macular degeneration (AMD) is important for patients-especially seniors-as AMD is a leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans ages 65 and over. The key to preventing vision loss from age related macular degeneration is early detection, diagnosis and treatment as recommended by your eye doctor.

Know the Top AMD Risks

  • Being over the Age of 60
  • Having a Family History of AMD
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension

If you have any two of these risk factors, you should schedule an appointment for a complete eye exam and evaluation. nike air max flyknit ultra 2.0 adidas tubular shadow Based on your eye exam and risk factors we may recommend certain preventive measures which can reduce your risk of vision loss from this disorder.

There are some AMD risk factors that can positively impact by making good lifestyle choices. new balance avis These include not smoking, eating a heart healthy low fat diet rich in green leafy vegetables and limiting alcohol consumption. asics gel nimbus adidas gazelle pas cher Some choices may not be possible such as reducing the long term use of aspirin. fjallraven kanken rucksack For patients at high risk for developing late stage AMD, taking a dietary supplement of vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene, along with zinc, has been shown to lower the risk of AMD advancing to advanced stages by 25 percent. adidas zx flux pas cher Other risk factors such as genetic factors cannot be changed. However, knowing your family medical history is one way to learn whether you may be genetically predisposed to a disease.

Know the Symptoms of Wet AMD

With early detection, diagnosis and treatment with Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) Inhibitor injections such as Lucentis® and Eylea® it is possible to avoid or minimize vision loss from Wet AMD. air jordan future People who are at risk should know the symptoms of Wet AMD, as this type of AMD is the most likely to cause sudden, rapid, serious and even catastrophic vision loss. Symptoms of wet AMD can include sudden, noticeable loss or distortion of vision, such as seeing “wavy” lines, “distortion”, “bending of straight lines and objects”, or even “distortion of facial features”.

If you experience any of these symptoms, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas right away and explain your symptoms and request an immediate appointment. nike air max 2017 soldes Current treatments for Wet AMD provide an excellent chance of stopping vision loss and may actually restore some vision when macular degeneration develops. adidas femme Earlier diagnosis of wet AMD gives a better chance of successful treatment.

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The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

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Understanding Facial Wrinkles

Understanding a bit about facial wrinkles will allow us find the best ways to help you look your best-as facial wrinkles are not all the same! Facial wrinkles vary from fine surface lines to deeper creases and folds. new balance soldes ugg paillettes Wrinkles can actually be grouped into two types: Dynamic Wrinkles, which are formed when muscles contract, or Static Wrinkles, which are lines or depressions that exist even when there is no muscle action or pull on the skin. ugg australia adidas chaussures Dynamic wrinkles are best treated with BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® or Xeomin® whereas static wrinkles are best treated with substances that plump up, volumize and fill out the problem lines. buy ffxiv Items These substances are known medically as “dermal fillers” or “gel fillers. asics pas cher ugg homme pas cher Gel fillers are easy to inject and are biodegradable and thus not permanent. fjällräven kanken The most popular dermal fillers are Radiesse®, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®. new balance chaussure timberland pas cher Depending on your areas of concern and the type of wrinkle, we may suggest just using BOTOX® Cosmetic, or Radiesse®, JUVÉDERM™ or Restylane®, or perhaps injecting a combination of the materials in order to achieve the best possible results.

If you or someone you know has questions or needs to schedule an appointment for a cosmetic consultation please call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

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Making responsible and healthy lifestyle choices can go a long way to preserving eye health and vision. Here are some basic tips and guidelines to help you make those good choices and decisions.

Have Regular Comprehensive Dilated Eye Exams

Making sure to schedule regular dilated eye health and vision exams-at intervals your eye doctor recommends- is the first step to maintaining eye health and good vision. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment when necessary allows us to find eye diseases, conditions and problems so that we can address them before they are sight threatening. chaussures adidas Many eye diseases do not have early warning signs, but signs and symptoms can be identified during a comprehensive dilated eye exam.

Know Your Family History of Eye Problems

Many eye health and vision problems and eye diseases tend to run in families. ffxiv Items This suggests that if an eye disease is present in any family member it may put you at greater risk of that eye problem. nike pas cher This is particularly the case for eye diseases such as glaucoma and age related macular degeneration (AMD). Stay abreast of the eye diseases and conditions as they exist in your family, AND BE SURE TO TELL US ABOUT THEM WHEN YOU COME IN FOR AN EYE EXAM.

Nutrition and Diet Affect Eye Health & Vision

Make sure to pay attention to what you eat and try to include a steady diet of foods high in important nutrients that support good vision, such as the following:

  • Vegetables: collard greens, bell peppers, broccoli, tomatoes and dark, leafy greens, such as kale and spinach
  • Nuts: sunflower seeds, almonds, hazelnuts and peanuts
  • Fruits: strawberries and blueberries
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: tuna, halibut and salmon
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Watch Your Weight & Exercise

Being overweight exposes you to a greater risk of diabetes. nike soldes In fact there is an epidemic of diabetes in the U.S. today. adidas zx 500 Diabetic eye problems include a greater risk of glaucoma, cataracts and sight threatening diabetic retinopathy. bottes ugg Exercise-even moderate amounts of daily exercise reduce your risk of developing MANY eye diseases and problems.

Wear Protective Eyewear

Eye injury prevention is relatively easy-if you wear the appropriate protective eyewear when taking part in sports or home activities that expose you to risk. https://www.goldufo.com/ffxiv-gold It is estimated that some 90% of eye injuries can be prevented by taking a minute to review the need for protective eyeglasses before doing home projects, trimming branches or shrubs, using saws, tool or weed whackers-and on and on. In addition, when spending time outdoors or near the water, wear sunglasses designed to block out 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s UV-A and UV-B rays.

Be smart and be safe.

Stop Smoking

Not only does smoking cause a host of cardiovascular and systemic vascular problems, but smoking is now recognized as increasing the risk of cataracts, macular degeneration and, all of which could lead to vision loss. nike air max soldes We also now know that if you do smoke, there is considerable benefit in stopping!

Avoid Computer Eyestrain

CRT or video display terminals used for computers are well known to expose you eye fatigue, headache and more troubling-dry eye problems. Fjällräven Rucksäcke timberland pas cher When working on the computer or using a smartphone or tablet, practice the 20-20-20 rule to reduce eyestrain-that is, every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. If you have any sensation of dryness, grittiness or “something in your eyes”, use an eye surface lubricant or eye drop to replenish your tears.

If you or someone you know has questions or needs to schedule an appointment, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.

Diabetic eye disease and problems from diabetic retinopathy continue to be a significant source vision loss. UGG Maylin adidas ultra boost Here is what we know. ugg australia According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects more than 26 million people in the United States. asics nimbus basket adidas zx flux The Prevent Blindness America Vision Problems in the U.S. nike internationalist report indicates that almost 8 million people ages 40 and older have diabetic retinopathy with diabetes being the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age. ugg australia bottes Although there is no cure for diabetic eye disease, annual eye exams for diabetes patients are essential to help slow the progression of the disease.

Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes

Patients can play an important role in preventing diabetic vision loss. new balance 2017 More than 30% of those diagnosed with diabetes do not adhere to vision care guidelines recommending a dilated eye exam every year. As part of Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month we are urging people with diabetes to have a dilated eye exam every year. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater his or her risk for developing diabetic retinopathy. asics gel kayano ugg homme However, diabetic retinopathy does not only affect people who have had diabetes for many years, it can also appear within the first year or two after the onset of the disease.

Diet & Lifestyle Choices to Reduce Risk of Diabetic Vision Loss

In addition to having regular eye exams and testing at the level recommended by your eye doctor, patients can help to reduce the risk of developing diabetic eye disease by not smoking, controlling their cholesterol and lipid profile and blood pressure, minimizing alcohol consumptions as well as working to eat a heart-healthy diet rich in fish, fruit and green leafy vegetables and exercising.

If you or someone you know has diabetes or even elevated blood sugar levels they should work to prevent diabetic eye disease and problems by scheduling regular eye exams at The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.