Eye Health

Look no further for topics on eye care and tips for healthy vision. Our doctors will provide guidance on eye diseases, and eye tests and treatments, and the importance of routine check ups.

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Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, or Optician?

One of the most common sources of confusion when deciding who to see for any given related problem is: What is the difference between an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, and an optician? An optician is a specialist who assists in the filling of a prescription for eyeglasses. Opticians are trained to… Read more »

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Frequently Asked Questions About Eye Floaters

Vitreous floaters, more commonly known as eye floaters, are small spots that appear in your vision. Denise Gallagher, MD, an ophthalmologist at UPMC Eye Center explains more about the cause and treatment of eye floaters. What Are the Causes of Eye Floaters? The most common cause is aging.  It is… Read more »

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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy While Wearing Contacts

Contact lenses are a safe and effective way for people to enjoy good and comfortable vision without glasses. However, if the proper precautions aren’t taken, they could cause severe eye problems. To Experts at the UPMC Eye Center offer their best advice to keep your eyes healthy while wearing contacts. Keep… Read more »

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