Routine Eye Care


Amblyopia is reduced vision that occurs when an eye does not develop normal sight during early childhood. It is also called lazy eye. Continue reading

Bifocal Contact Lenses

Bifocal contact lenses are lenses that provide correction for both near vision and far vision. Continue reading

Color Blindness

Color blindness is a vision problem that makes it hard to tell the difference between certain colors. If you are color blind, it usually does not mean you see everything in black and white or shades of gray. Full color blindness is very rare. Most color-blind people have trouble with just 1 or 2 colors. The colors they have the most difficulty telling the difference between are red and green. Shades of red and green might look brownish to a color-blind person. Continue reading

Contact Lenses for Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a normal change in the eye’s ability to focus from a distance to close up. The eye has a lens inside that focuses much like the lens in a camera. Early in life, the lens is flexible and can focus at any distance. At about age 40, many people notice that they cannot see things up close as well as they used to. This is because the lenses in their eyes lose some flexibility. Continue reading

Eye Exam

An eye exam is the way an ophthalmologist tests your vision and eye health. Your vision will be checked to see if you need glasses or contact lenses. Dr. Bellotte will also test the health of your eyes to make sure that you do not have any other medical eye problems. Continue reading


Sixty percent of the 161 million Americans who wear prescription eyewear choose eyeglasses. Wearing eyeglasses is one of the simplest ways to correct vision problems. Continue reading

Eyelid Twitch

An eyelid twitch or tic is a twitching of the eyelid that you cannot control. Continue reading


Eyestrain is a term used to describe sore or tired eyes. Eyestrain is a common problem among people who do a lot of reading or computer work. Continue reading

How To Insert Eye Drops

Infections, inflammation, glaucoma, and many other eye disorders are treated with eye drops. Surprisingly, even the small amount of medication in an eye drop can create significant side effects in other parts of the body. It is important to remember that all medicines have side effects. There are ways to decrease the absorption of the eye drop into the system, and to increase the time the eye drop is on the eye, making the medicine more safe and effective. Continue reading

Low Vision

Low vision is decreased vision that cannot be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. People who cannot see better than 20/200 are often said to have low vision. (A person with 20/200 vision can see something 20 feet away that a person with normal vision can see 200 feet away.) Continue reading

Ocular Migraine

An ocular migraine is a temporary problem with your vision that is usually, but not always, painless. You may lose some of your vision for a few minutes. You may see colors, zigzags of light, and bright spots or lines that float slowly across your field of vision. Ocular migraines are almost always harmless, but need to be checked urgently and thoroughly to rule out other, more dangerous reasons for the visual disturbances. Continue reading