Blog Archive

When Pterygium Surgery Might Be Right for You Sep 1st, 2021

A pterygium is more commonly known as “surfer’s eye” because of its prevalence among those participating in that sport. The condition results in a pink, fleshy, wedge-shaped growth on the eye’s conjunctiva, the clear membrane that lines your eyelids and covers your eyeball.  It usually forms on the part of...

The Importance of Eye Exams for Diabetics Aug 5th, 2021

Diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. In fact, 34.2 million Americans — 10.5% of the population — had diabetes as of 2018. About 90-95% of cases in adults are Type 2. With risk factors that include a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, it’s the most preventable form. At Omphroy Eye...

Understanding the Different Causes of Floaters Jul 19th, 2021

You suddenly notice black spots, squiggly lines, or amorphous shapes in your vision, but no amount of blinking gets rid of them, and when you turn your head, they move with you.  While this can be startling if you’ve never experienced it before, it’s probably just a case of vitreous...

Help for Your Dry Eyes Jun 15th, 2021

The condition known as “dry eye” is a common medical problem, one in which your eyes don’t contain enough tears to stay moist and healthy. It’s also a condition that often turns chronic, especially as you age.  In healthy eyes, glands in and around the eyelids produce tears. Every time...

Understanding Floaters and Flashes May 17th, 2021

With aging can come a decrease in visual clarity. And also with aging can come floaters and flashes. Floaters appear as specks that drift in your eyes, while flashes appear as strands of light that appear and disappear quickly. At Omphroy Eye Care, located in Aiea, Hawaii, we’re here to...

Say Goodbye to Dry Eye With Our Advanced Treatments Apr 12th, 2021

Everyone’s eyes get dry from time to time. But, if you find yourself experiencing chronic dry eye symptoms, especially as you get older, your eyes may not be producing tears properly.  When you blink, your eyelids sweep tears across the surfaces of your eyes. Tears play a vital role in...

What are the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery? Mar 7th, 2021

Did you know that 80% of learning is made possible because of your eyes? Besides learning, your eyes have an essential job in assisting you in almost every daily function, from getting dressed to eating.  Unfortunately, cataracts — which is a condition in which the lens of the eye becomes...

The Importance of Having an Annual Eye Exam, Even if You Have Perfect Vision Feb 3rd, 2021

You probably don’t think much about your eye health, unless you wear corrective lenses or have an infection that needs immediate care. But eye problems and disease often develop gradually or go unnoticed until they’ve caused serious symptoms or vision loss. Your eyes are truly a window to your health,...