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How Regular Exercise Can Improve Your Eye Health

How Regular Exercise Can Improve Your Eye Health

Exercise is important for your overall wellness, but did you know it can help with eye health, too? Here, learn how making physical activity part of your regular routine could help improve your vision health now and in the future.
May 9th, 2024
 Do This Now If You Want to Avoid Vision Problems Later

 Do This Now If You Want to Avoid Vision Problems Later

Getting older increases our risks of eye and vision problems, including glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. The good news is that taking these preventive steps now can reduce your risks of vision problems later. 
Mar 2nd, 2024

How High Blood Sugar Affects Your Eyes

Elevated blood sugar levels can affect your health in multiple ways, including causing vision problems and permanent vision loss. If you have diabetes or are at risk of diabetes, here’s what you need to know about your vision health.
Feb 2nd, 2024

Can Lifestyle Changes Help Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss among Americans, particularly older Americans and people with diabetes. Medical treatment is essential — and these lifestyle changes can help, too.
Jan 16th, 2024
At What Age Does Farsightedness Start?

At What Age Does Farsightedness Start?

Farsightedness is a common vision problem affecting millions of people. Understanding the symptoms and when they tend to begin is an important part of diagnosing farsightedness and ruling out other possible vision issues.
Nov 10th, 2023
When Are Floaters a Medical Problem?

When Are Floaters a Medical Problem?

Nearly everyone has floaters, those tiny, squiggly lines that dart in front of your vision, and typically, they’re nothing to worry about. But sometimes, they can be a sign of a serious problem. Here’s when floaters need to be evaluated by our team.
Sep 1st, 2023
How to Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease

How to Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic eye disease is a common complication for millions of Americans with diabetes. If you have diabetes, taking steps to protect your eyes and your vision is imperative. Here’s what you can do.
Aug 1st, 2023
5 Symptoms of Cataracts You Should Be Aware Of

5 Symptoms of Cataracts You Should Be Aware Of

Cataracts become much more common with age, affecting millions of Americans over age 40. Recognizing cataract symptoms can help you get treatment immediately, so you can continue enjoying clear vision.
Jun 7th, 2023
4 Common Causes of Dry Eye and How You Can Find Relief

4 Common Causes of Dry Eye and How You Can Find Relief

Dry eye is a common medical problem for millions of Americans. Knowing the cause can help you find the right treatment for relief. Here’s what you should know about dry eye syndrome and how we can help you feel better.
May 1st, 2023
Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip an Eye Exam

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Skip an Eye Exam

It’s easy to find excuses to skip your next eye exam, but it could cost you your vision. In this post, you’ll learn six reasons to resist the temptation to cancel your next comprehensive eye exam.
Apr 2nd, 2023
How Glaucoma Can Develop Without You Knowing It

How Glaucoma Can Develop Without You Knowing It

Do you take your eyes for granted? Glaucoma is a progressive “silent” eye disease because it often has no symptoms until its late stages. Learn why it’s so important to get regular eye exams.
Mar 1st, 2023
The Good News About Cataract Surgery

The Good News About Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is extremely common, with millions of procedures performed each year. Still, if cataract surgery is in your future, it’s common to be a little nervous. Learning about the procedure and its benefits can help.
Dec 11th, 2023

What Are Multifocal Implants?

Improve Your Vision And Address Impeding Cataracts With Multifocal Implants!  Our eyes have natural lenses within, which the lens bends light rays to help us see our best. A healthy lens is clear, but when someone has developed cataracts, the lens...
Nov 14th, 2019

Why Your Eyes May Be Dry

Dry Eye Syndrome Affects Many People Beyond Just The Occasional Day Or Two Of Irritated Eyes. Learn More About The Reasons Behind Dry Eyes.
Aug 26th, 2019

Shield Your Eyes From The Sun This Summer

Too Much Exposure To UV Light Impacts Our Eye Health, So It’s Important To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun’s Rays While Basking In Everything The Summer Has To Offer.
Jun 5th, 2019

Diabetes Care: Eye Health (Part Two)

Successful Diabetes Management Is Completely Tangible — Find Information About Diabetic Eye Conditions And How To Better Manage Your Eye Health When Living With Diabetes.
Mar 1st, 2019

Diabetes Care: Eye Health (Part One)

Managing And Controlling Type 2 Diabetes Is Vital For Optimal Eye Health! Eye health is a vital part of managing diabetes because unchecked blood sugar levels — the severe highs and dramatic lows — are damaging to the eyes.
Feb 15th, 2019

Is Zinc Always Good For Your Eyes?

Are There Any Risks To Taking Nutritional Supplements Like Zinc To Help Prevent The Effects On Aging On My Vision? We all know, usually from experience, that just because something is good for us in a small amount, it does not necessarily follow that...
Jul 16th, 2018

The Role Of Lutein In Maintaining Eye Health

Can Taking Nutritional Supplements Like Lutein Help Prevent Or Delay Cataracts And Macular Degeneration? Lutein is often referred to as “the eye vitamin.” It is actually a carotenoid, which along with zeaxanthin, form the yellow pigment of the retina.
Jul 11th, 2018

Glaucoma Treatment Options

Are There Treatment Options Other Than Surgery For Glaucoma? We may all be extremely different in lots and lots of ways, but there are some things that we pretty much all agree on. No one likes to go the dentist. And, no one likes to try and hold...
Jul 4th, 2018

Cataracts: Causes And Symptoms

What Causes Cataracts And What Are The Early Signs? One of the more memorable quotes from silver screen legend Bette Davis is “Old Age Isn’t for Sissies!” Unfortunately, the truth in that statement gets clearer with each passing year. Diet, exercise...
Jul 2nd, 2018

Examining Patient Satisfaction After LASIK

What Have We Learned About Patient Satisfaction After Decades Of LASIK Cases? If you wear glasses or contact lenses and have thought about getting rid of them or if you have an astigmatism that you would like to have corrected, chances are you’ve heard...
Jun 27th, 2018

Corneal Hypoxia: Dangers Of Oxygen Deprivation

Does It Really Matter If You Leave Contact Lenses In Longer Than The Prescribed Wearing Time? The earliest versions of contact lenses were made of very thin glass. Think about that for a moment: a small piece of glass was placed directly on the eye.
Jun 25th, 2018

Conjunctivitis

Are There Different Kinds Of Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis, or the more common “pink eye”, may be a relatively common condition but it is one that we all dread. This is especially true for parents. It is so common in pre-school and elementary school...
Jun 20th, 2018

What Is Presbyopia?

What Is Presbyopia And How Do I Know If I Have It? There are a lot of things that we can do to prepare for growing older. We can follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly. Paying attention to our finances to make sure that there will be...
Jun 19th, 2018

Too Much Screen Time Causing Dry Eyes?

Can Staring Too Long At My Computer Or Phone Screen Cause My Eyes To Dry Out? Judging by all the things that are blamed on current screen time practices, you might think that this fairly recent phenomena is the root of most of our problems. It would be...
Jun 13th, 2018

What Is Amblyopia?

Can My Child’s Lazy Eye Be Corrected? Amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye”, is partial or complete loss of vision in one eye due to conditions that prevent normal development. In amblyopia, the brain favors one eye and, basically, ignores the other...
Jun 12th, 2018

Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery

What Can Be Done For A Drooping Eyelid? There are many conditions that can affect vision and these change as we age. Not all of these come from problems with the eye, itself. With aging, the skin begins to lose its elasticity.
Jun 9th, 2018

Astigmatism And Contacts

Is It True That I Can Wear Soft Contacts Even If I Have An Astigmatism? It increasingly seems like the world is changing faster than we can keep up. Cars are driving themselves, nano robots are delivering chemotherapy to specific sites in the body and...
May 1st, 2018

Cataract Replacement Surgery

Why Do They Only Do Surgery On One Eye At A Time When You Have Cataract Surgery? As we age, most people are resigned to the fact that there is a good chance that, sooner or later, they will have to deal with cataracts. That seems to be a fair assumption.
Feb 6th, 2018

Refractive Surgery For Astigmatism

Can astigmatism be corrected with refractive surgery? Astigmatism, a common type of refractive error, can be the result of disease or injury but is most often a natural occurrence that most individuals are born with to some degree or other.
Nov 7th, 2017

Fight Macular Degeneration With Nutritional Supplements

Can nutritional supplements reduce the risk of AMD? AMD, which stands for age-related macular degeneration, is the leading cause of vision loss in those over 50. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) nearly 2 million people...
Jun 22nd, 2017

Improve Your Vision Without Surgery

Can I Improve My Vision Without Surgery? If you’re like most people, you are fascinated by the idea of Ortho-K lenses since they actually correct your vision overnight. Imagine how freeing it would be not to need eyeglasses or contact lenses during...
Apr 17th, 2017

Diabetic Retinopathy

Am I At Risk For Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetes is a serious medical problem, not just here in the United States, but worldwide. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly one-and-a-half million Americans are newly diagnosed with diabetes...
Mar 16th, 2017

Cataract Surgery Study

A recent study found timely cataract surgery resulted in a 40% mortality risk reduction compared with no surgery. The results suggest that correcting visual impairment caused by cataracts has health benefits beyond merely improving eyesight.
Jun 29th, 2016

Back To School

Did you know that one out of four children have a vision disorder that interferes with their ability to learn? Many of these children struggle in school as discouraged students who are unable to meet the expectations of parents and teachers.
Jun 29th, 2016

Update On Macular Degeneration And The AREDS-2 Study

Macular Degeneration is a progressive ocular disease that causes people to lose central vision. Risk factors include smoking, sun exposure, poor nutrition and family history. For the last ten years, it has been scientifically proven that vitamin...
Jun 29th, 2016