Posts by Dr. Thirion
Best Makeup Remover for 2023
The best makeup removers dissolve makeup and help clarify your pores without stripping your skin of protective oils. If you wear makeup or sunscreen, it’s important to use makeup remover to clear out pore-clogging substances from your skin at the end of the day. If you don’t remove your makeup and sunscreen, you may experience…Read More
Color Blindness 101
So, what exactly is color blindness? It typically doesn’t mean that you can’t see any color at all, it just means that you see colors a little differently than non-colorblind individuals. It usually runs in families and has no cure, but there are special glasses and contacts that can help. Types of Color Blindness There…Read More
What is a dilated eye exam and why do I need one?
A dilated eye exam is the best way to check for eye diseases and catch them early. The earlier we catchdiseases and start to treat them, the better the visual outcome typically so it is really important to catchthings as early as possible! Some eye diseases will have no symptoms at the beginning stages so…Read More
Smart glasses, a wearable tech, have the potential to become as common as smartphones. Naturally, consumers are excited about the technology. The recent 2021 release of Facebook-supported Ray-Ban smart glasses has further piqued the public’s curiosity. You might be wondering what the buzz is about and if you should get your hands on a pair of smart…Read More
The Reason for Your Eye Color
Our eye color is something that is written into our DNA, predetermined before we are even born! It isdetermined by the genes that we receive from our parents. We receive an allele from each parent. Itisn’t as simple as you think, though. Children can have totally different colored eyes than their parents.Eleven different genes control…Read More
Contact Lens Options for Presbyopia
Around the age of 40, we all start to lose the ability to focus on objects at close distances. Of course,reading glasses is the first option people think of to help but a lot of my patients just don’t want to dealwith the hassle of glasses. Contacts could be a great option for you if…Read More
Facts About Cataracts
What will I see first? That is a question I get asked every day by patients when I talk about cataracts. The patient always wants to know what are the first signs of cataracts. We talk about treatment options. We will talk about surgery. Sometimes we even talk about cataracts in dogs and what their…Read More
Ultimate Guide to Welder’s Burn
A welder’s burn is basically a sunburn to the cornea. The cornea is one of the few parts of the eye that tries to absorb all of the UV light that the eye gets exposed to. When there is too much of it then you get an extremely red and painful eye. Depending on the…Read More
Does Marijuana Treat Glaucoma?
This is a pretty common question I get at the office, mostly just out of pure curiosity. There have been alot of pop culture references to weed and glaucoma, so the question is, does it work?Glaucoma is a disease that damages the optic nerve over time. This can cause a reduction side visionand can lead…Read More
Why Does Your Eyelid Twitch?
A twitching eyelid, or an eye spasm, happens involuntary and can be caused by multiple factors. Your eyelid may completely close or suddenly jolt, causing slight discomfort and annoyance. There are three common types of eyelid spasms: the eyelid twitch, which behaves like a tic, essential blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm. Once you identify the spasm…Read More