Eye Health

What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

At the Longwood Eye & LASIK Center of Gardner, Springfield, Greenfield, and Fitchburg, MA, we have two types of providers that can help you with your eye and vision health, including optometrists and ophthalmologists. But many patients considering an examination will often ask about the differences between these two types of doctors. Continue reading to …

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What Exactly IS A Stye?

What are styes? It’s a very common eye issue but it can be annoying if you are preparing for a special occasion or photo-op and wake up to a little red, sore bump on your eyelid next to your upper or lower lashes. It’s likely you have a stye, technically called a hordeolum. Styes are …

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Eyeglasses Then And Now

The eyeglasses of today have evolved, that’s for sure. And love them or hate them, if you need glasses you know how important they are in helping you “see” your world. Eyeglasses in the past It wasn’t until the thirteenth century that people were able to improve their eyesight with the assistance of “visual aids.” Using …

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Your “Pregnant” Eyes

Your entire body changes during pregnancy, and your vision changes, too. If you have been pregnant, you are probably nodding your head as you read this. If you just found out you are pregnant, read on. There are a few things to know about how pregnancy affects your eyes and your eye sight. How your …

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Dry Eyes – The 411

If you struggle with the condition known as “dry eyes” (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) you are not alone. Dry eyes is very common, with more than 3 million cases diagnosed each year. It most often affects older adults but can be a problem for people and kids of all ages. Sometimes dry eyes can be as simple …

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