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The First Nasal Spray for Dry Eye — Tyrvaya

A typical nasal spray relieves sinus pressure — but now there’s one that can also relieve dry eye.  If you’re looking for a treatment that works differently to treat dry eye, this is it. Tyrvaya is a whole new way to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease.     Tyrvaya is the firstContinue reading “The First Nasal Spray for Dry Eye — Tyrvaya”

Thank You for Voting Us Best in Eyecare 2021!

Thank you for voting us Best in Eyecare 2021! We are honored to help Central Maine see better for over 40 years.  Whether we’re conducting a routine eye exam, fitting you with contacts or eye glasses, or treating eye diseases — we treat your health as our top priority. We have openings with the newContinue reading “Thank You for Voting Us Best in Eyecare 2021!”

The Surprising Connection Between Pumpkins and Eye Health

In case you need an excuse for your pumpkin spice latte addiction, here’s a great one: pumpkin is surprisingly great for your eye health.   That’s right – pumpkins are not only good for carving or baking pies, but they also keep the eyes in tip-top shape.    Pumpkins are a superfood rich in vitamins andContinue reading “The Surprising Connection Between Pumpkins and Eye Health”

5 Signs You Should Visit the Eye Doctor

Ideally, your annual eye exam is enough to cover your eye health. However, there are several tell-tale signs that your eyes require extra—and immediate— attention. Here are five signs you should visit the eye doctor:   1. Eye pain It’s never a good idea to put up with painful eye symptoms. There are many causesContinue reading “5 Signs You Should Visit the Eye Doctor”

Do I Need to Wear Sunglasses in the Winter?

As the days get colder—and shorter—a common question comes to mind: do I need to wear sunglasses in the winter?    Although you may feel less heat from the sun during the winter months, don’t be fooled: your sunglasses are just as important on chilly winter days as they are during the summer.    HereContinue reading “Do I Need to Wear Sunglasses in the Winter?”

The Effects of Chlorine on the Eyes

Have you ever felt a slight burning in your eyes after a swim? Or looked in the mirror after an afternoon in the pool and noticed red, agitated eyes? Irritation is a common reaction when eyes come into contact with chlorine.   The Effects of Chlorine Chlorine is a sanitizing agent commonly added to poolContinue reading “The Effects of Chlorine on the Eyes”

Are Eyelash Extensions Safe for the Eyes?

In recent years, eyelash extensions have grown in popularity. If you do a quick search online, you will find countless salon ads promoting it and countless articles about it. However, you won’t find many sources giving real information on health risks and potential issues of this service. The truth is we tend to automatically associateContinue reading “Are Eyelash Extensions Safe for the Eyes?”

Blue Light and Your Eyes—Should You Be Worried?

Few of us know about the adverse effects of blue light. Let’s start by defining blue light.   What is Blue Light?  The sunlight is formed by red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet light rays among several shades of these colors which, when combined, form the “white light” that we see. Each ofContinue reading “Blue Light and Your Eyes—Should You Be Worried?”