Month: January 2023

Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease

January is Thyroid Awareness Month. With that in mind we thought it could be a great time to shed some light on thyroid eye disease. This is a disease that is correlated with your thyroid.

What is Thyroid Eye Disease? (or TED)

TED is when the eye muscles, eyelids, tear glands, and fatty tissues behind your eyes become inflamed. It can also be referred to as Graves Orbitopathy or Ophthalmopathy. At its core it is an autoimmune decision, which means the immune system attacks the tissue surrounding the eye.

The same autoimmune system condition that causes TED also affects the thyroid gland. This can result in Graves Disease. Graves Disease causes thyroid over or under activity. It is more common that it will cause thyroid overactivity. TED can occur in people with overactive, underactive or a normal functioning thyroid. People who have TED usually need to be seen by both an ophthalmologist and a thyroid specialist.


  • Red eyes
  • Swollen Eyes
  • Uncomfortable eyes
  • Bulging Eyes
  • Water eyes
  • Feeling grittiness in the eye
  • dry eyes
  • blurred or double vision

What are the chances you could get TED?

Usually about a quarter of people with Graves disease end up developing TED. Your chances of developing TED increases by eight times if you smoke cigarettes’.

TED can be managed once diagnosed. There are many things you can do to relieve the symptoms ranging from artificial teardrops to surgery.

Our goal is to bring more awareness to this condition so our patients know what to look out for. We want to be able to help our patients with their overall health starting with their eyes!


New Year New You

Ever wondered, do these glasses look good on me?? A lot of the time you can tell if glasses are going to work for you just by trying them on, but sometimes with SO MANY choices it can help to have a guide. First look in the mirror, decide what shape your face is. The options are:

  • Oval
  • Square
  • Heart
  • Round
  • Oblong
  • Diamond

Once you have decided which face shape you have, we have a couple suggestions for what style glasses to try out. 

Oval Face Shape: We suggest trying rectangular frames and cat eye frames.

Square Face Shape: Try round or oval frames to best suit your face shape.

Heart Face Shape: Your face is very versatile, your best option might be oval frames, cat eye or rimless frames

Round Face Shape: Any angular frames like square or rectangle will look good on you.

Oblong Face Shape: Wide aviators and square frames will definitely work for you.

Diamond Face Shape: semi rimless, curvy cat eye, but you can also pull off ones that have a prominent brow line. 

Come check out our wide selection of frames and see which ones look great on your specific face shape.  The team here is always ready to help you pick the best option for you! 

If you do find your perfect pair of glasses, visit our Facebook page and drop a post with a picture of you wearing them!!