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Eye Examinations: Children with Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

By editor
October 9, 2019

Assessment of vision and visual response can be challenging in children and teenagers with special needs. A visit to the eye doctor can present will a new set of challenges for the sensory experience for children with Down syndrome. At our practice, we are dedicated to making your child feel “at home” and to decrease ... read more


FUN IN THE SUN! DON'T FORGET TO PROTECT YOUR EYES

By editor
June 23, 2019

SUMMER is finally here! To make our eyes safe while we enjoy the wonderful sun, we have to know a few things first: Levels of UV (ultraviolet radiation) are 3 x higher in the summer than winter. Long hours in the sun without eye protection can increase your risk for cataracts, macular degeneration, and eye ... read more


REFRACTION--What is it.....and Do I need one?

By editor
May 2, 2019

On the day that you present for your eye examination, especially if it is your "annual examination" you will likely be asked if you want a "refraction". That can be a puzzling question and can even cause some patients to panic. It might not even be a fair question because you  are most accustomed to  ... read more


Do I have allergies or dry eye?

By editor
April 12, 2019

  Spring is upon us. Ahhh....     Along with saying goodbye to the cold and snow, we welcome leaves back to the trees, green grasses, and beautiful blossoming flowers. To some allergy suffers, however, spring also means the return of itchy eyes, runny noses, and scratchy throats.  Many people present to their eye doctor seeking relief from allergy related eye ... read more


Amblyopia

By editor
March 4, 2019

What is Amblyopia? Amblyopia is decreased vision in one or both eyes, which occurs during the development of vision during infancy and childhood. In the past, slang for amblyopia was “lazy eye,” but that terminology is not preferred today because “lazy” behavior does not describe the child’s visual development with amblyopia. For example, Figure 1 ... read more


A Team of Leading Eye Physicians and Surgeons Now In Westport

By editor
February 7, 2019

The team at Eye Physicians & Surgeons, PC has provided expert and compassionate eye care services for the whole family for nearly 40 years! The practice made its roots in Milford and later expanded to Orange, Branford and Shelton. The group has only hired board certified surgeons from top training programs in the country who ... read more


Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

By editor
December 6, 2018

Central serous chorioretinopathy Troubled by sudden onset blurred central vision with distortion? Though there are numerous causes; Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is among the most common reasons for such symptoms to develop in patients 20-50 years of age. Other conditions often responsible for such symptoms in patients older than 50 include macular edema, choroidal neovascularization, ... read more


Halloween Eye Safety Tips for Children and Teens

By editor
October 29, 2018

Halloween Eye Safety Tips for Children and Teens: Keeping the Eye Doctor Away! Halloween is a fun time & let’s keep Halloween safe and fun for your family! We want you to avoid all eye injuries and remember for your children and teens:   Masks and Costumes should NOT block or obstruct your child’s vision ... read more


Eyelid Twitch: Is it serious or just an annoying problem?

By editor
July 17, 2018

Most people have experienced an episode of a twitching eyelid: either upper or lower or both. The twitch usually occurs suddenly and may last for just minutes or continue for days and rarely longer. It is annoying and may cause some anxiety, but is rarely associated with severe eye or neurological conditions.  The most common causes of ... read more


Is it dry eyes or allergies?  Learn How Allergy Skin Testing can Make the Diagnosis!

By editor
May 14, 2018

Allergic disease occurs in 30-50% of the population, while ocular symptoms can be present in up to 60% of allergic disease sufferers. Allergic eyes are often watery, red, irritated, dry and itchy. These symptoms are often found in patients suffering from dry eye syndrome. However the treatment of allergic eye irritation can be different than ... read more


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