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Eye Health & Disease

Vision Therapy

Vision Therapy Dr. Heaston at AICO Optical is experienced in vision therapy and available for consultation. If you or someone in your family is having difficulty seeing, focusing, or developing skills that use visual cues, talk to us right away. What is Vision Therapy? Vision therapy is similar to physical therapy, but instead of a…
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Allergies

Because eye allergies are very common, Dr. Heaston would like to share with you some background information regarding eye allergies. An allergy is an overreaction by the immune system by normally harmless subjects called allergens. Most people will suffer from at least one allergic reaction at some point in their life. The most common allergens…
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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. Redness, swelling, styes, cysts, and flaky crusts at the eyelid margin characterize it. Symptoms include scratchy, swollen, tender, and irritated eyes. The disease can be caused by various bacteria and be chronic or acute in presentation. People with skin conditions such as rosacea, acne, and eczema are more…
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Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye. The condition can lead to a decrease in vision if clouding develops enough to obstruct your view. Left untreated, it is the most common cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts are conventionally treated with surgery. Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens…
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