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Can you get Pink Eye from a Fart? What Actually Causes Conjunctivitis?

a man rubs his infected eye, wondering if he has gotten pink eye from a fart

We’ve heard the question asked countless times: “can you get pink eye from a fart?” Farting on a pillowcase causing pink eye is a widespread myth in schoolyards and popular culture. The simple answer is no; farts don’t cause pink eye. But there’s more to it when it comes to conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation […]

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What Are Toric Lenses?

a woman holds a toric contact lens on her finger

At one point, when contact lenses were first gaining popularity as an alternative to wearing glasses, the options were limited. However, as science and technology improve, there are now many different special contact lenses available. Toric lenses are one such special lens available for those who have astigmatism. These lenses are available as both soft […]

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Scleral vs. Hybrid Contact Lenses: What is the difference?

Close up of women putting in contact lenses into eye

When looking for contact lenses, there are many to choose from and several considerations to make. There’s lens material, fit, and type, among other options. Your optometrist may recommend specialty contacts to you, such as scleral or hybrid lenses. When choosing between these specialty lenses, what’s the difference between them? Continue reading to learn more […]

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What Can A Comprehensive Eye Exam Detect?

Man undergoing eye exam at optometrist office

Your optometrist conducts a thorough evaluation during your annual eye exam, but what can this examination help diagnose?  There are many different conditions your eye doctor can detect. Let’s look at some of the most common. Continue reading to learn more about what a comprehensive eye exam can uncover.  What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?  […]

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