How is Diabetic Retinopathy Diagnosed?

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue in the back of the eye. It occurs when too much blood sugar damages the blood vessels in the retina. Diabetes affects blood vessels all over the body. The eyes are harmed when sugar blocks… Read More

Types of Eye Exams

Routine eye examinations are vital to eye health and clear vision. Pendleton Eye offers eye exams for specific issues such as a contact lens fitting or if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort. However, it is important to schedule an annual comprehensive eye exam… Read More

Do I Have to Get Fitted for Contact Lenses?

One size does not fit all when it comes to the distinct shape, size and care of your eyes. If you are considering contact lenses over prescription glasses, the first thing you need to do is book your comprehensive eye exam. Be sure to allow… Read More

How Do You Know If You Have Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are a very common condition and easily self-diagnosed. If you live in a dry climate or wear contact lenses, you may experience dry eye symptoms more easily and frequently. Strained eyes that feel gritty or like something is in the eyes is a… Read More

Is There a Cure for Dry Eye Syndrome?

Just as the name implies, dry eyes in fact leave the eyes feeling dry due to a lack of tear production, or in some cases, an overproduction of tears. For dry eye syndrome, also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, dry eyes occur because the eyes do… Read More

What causes cataracts?

For some, it’s a sudden and noticeable change. For others, their vision becomes blurry over time. Either way, cataracts can have a stressful and negative impact on a person’s vision and quality of life. What causes cataracts?  Age: The most common cause of cataracts is… Read More

Can an Optometrist Treat Dry Eye?

If you are experiencing chronic dry eyes and over the counter eye drops are not sufficiently supplementing your eye’s natural tear production, your next course of action should be to see an eye doctor. When you schedule an appointment with one of our experienced optometrists… Read More

Dry Eye Symptoms

Every time you blink, a thin layer of tears spreads across the surface of your eyes, removing tiny dirt and particles. These tears provide nourishment to the eyes preventing them from drying out. If your eyes are not receiving proper lubrication from tears, you will… Read More