Dr. Banik's Vision Health BlogThoughts and suggestions on how you can maintain health for your vision, mind, and body.
Dry Eye- Find Out The Real Problem with LipiScan®
There are two forms of Dry Eye disease. Are you treating the right one? Dry Eye occurs when the eyes do not produce sufficient tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. Without proper treatment, inadequate tears can make daily activities frustrating, affecting your...read more
The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017- Vision Safety Tips
On August 21, 2017, millions of people in the U.S. witnessed day turn to night during the Great American Solar Eclipse. The last time this happened from coast to coast was 1918. During a total solar eclipse, temperatures drop as the moon completely covers the sun. You...read more
Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder- Eye Make-Up Tips
The eyes are a focus of beauty and expression. Whether you use mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow, or eyelash extensions to enhance your eyes, eye make-up can make or break your look. But are these products really safe to put so close to your precious organs of sight?...read more
Not a Dry Eye in the House – Tips for Prevention of Dry Eye
Do your eyes ever feel sandy or gritty? Does your vision get intermittently blurry? Do your eyes water frequently? If you answered a resounding YES! to any of these questions, you may have a common ocular condition known as Dry Eye. Though it can affect anyone, it is...read more
Ophthalmologist, Optometrist, Optician – What’s the Difference?
We all depend on our vision in more ways than we may realize. Without healthy vision, our ability to work, play, drive or even recognize a face can be drastically affected. Many factors can affect our eyesight, including other health problems such as high blood...read more
The Eyes are the Windows to your Health- The Importance of Seeing an Ophthalmologist
Let me tell you a story about a patient of mine, Greg. I first met Greg when he came in to see me as an emergency one evening. He was referred by an optometrist who saw him earlier that day. Greg had woken up with loss of vision in one eye and could barely see...read more