• Due to a fire at the Penn Ave location, that office is temporarily closed. While it’s closed, we will be open in our Munhall office on Tues. 9am-7pm, Wed. 9am-4pm, and Thu. 8:30am-4pm in addition to our Mon. and Fri. regular hours.

  • How to Pick the Best Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes

    (from the American Academy of Ophthalmology) Sunglasses aren’t an optional summertime accessory, they’re an essential prescription for eye health. Long-term exposure to the sun without proper protection can increase the risk of eye disease, including cataract, growths on the eye, and eye cancer. As summer gets underway, Pittsburgh Eye Associates and the American Academy of Ophthalmology share seven essential tips for […]

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    Fireworks Eye Safety

    What to Do for a Fireworks Eye Injury Fireworks-related eye injuries can combine blunt force trauma, heat burns and chemical exposure. If an eye injury from fireworks occurs, it should be considered a medical emergency. Seek medical attention immediately. Do not rub your eyes. Do not rinse your eyes. Do not apply pressure. Do not remove any

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    Common Types of Cataract

    There are Three Common Types of Cataract Ophthalmologists categorize cataracts in different ways. The most basic method of classification is according to the location of the actual opacity (cataract). There are actually different kinds of cataracts. Three of the most common types of cataracts are related to the aging eye.   Nuclear cataract A nuclear

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    Eye Spots, Flashes and Eye Floaters

    Almost everyone will experience a small moving dark spot in their vision. These are commonly named floaters and are especially common when looking directly at a light background or into bright lights. The perception of floaters is medically known as myodesopsia. What are Eye Floaters? Eye floaters are condensed proteins floating through the vitreous fluid

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    Macular Degeneration

    Macular degeneration (AMD) is an aging disease in the central area of the retina, the macula. There are two forms; Nonexudative (dry) and exudative (wet). Non Exudative (Dry) Macular Degeneration Symptom is usually a gradual decrease in vision. Result of tissue atrophy and deposits (drusen). Treatments include AREDS multivitamins, fish oil or other omega-3 supplements,

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    Diabetes and Your Eyes

    What is the connection between diabetes and the eyes? Diabetes can damage almost every part of the eye. Indeed, it is the leading cause of adult blindness in the United States. The danger increases with the length of the illness. Two-thirds of diabetics will show signs of eye damage after 15 years, and up to

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    Ocular Migraines (Eye Migraines)

    Ophthalmic (eye) migraines are quite common and often painless, although the solo term “migraine” usually brings to mind a severe type of headache. But with eye-related migraines, visual disturbances with or without headache pain also can accompany migraine processes thought to be related to changes in blood flow in the brain. These visual problems associated

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