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Who Should Be Screened for Glaucoma?

January 20, 2022

Glaucoma is a severe problem affecting many U.S. citizens. Experts report that older adults are at a higher risk of developing the condition. Meanwhile, Hispanics and African Americans face higher glaucoma risk too. There are main types of glaucoma—closed-angle and open-angle glaucoma.

What Are the Four Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy?

December 16, 2021

Most people don’t realize that diabetes can affect much more than just their blood sugar levels. Diabetic retinopathy is one of the less common and well-known complications of diabetes – a metabolic disorder characterized by the body’s inability to control its blood sugar levels.

How Often Should I Get a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

December 16, 2021

When was the last time you attended an eye exam? Routine eye exams are recommended for everyone, regardless of their age, location, or eye health. That’s because, contrary to popular belief, regular comprehensive eye exams are for much more than simply updating your glasses or contact lenses. Instead, they form a part of your preventative care routine, enabling your eye doctor to detect any problems with your eyes and vision early, when they can be treated easier and before they cause you any unpleasant symptoms.

Top Early Warning Signs of Glaucoma

December 14, 2021

Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by a buildup of fluid inside the eye from a lack of drainage. This eye condition damages the optic nerve of the eye. Lack of early treatment can result in vision damage or total blindness.

Is Glaucoma Preventable?

December 2, 2021

Glaucoma is among the top two causes of blindness in the world. People with the condition have optic nerve damage caused by an accumulation of fluid in their eyes. If the condition is poorly controlled or untreated, it can lead to irreversible eye damage.

Is It Dry Eye or Fall Allergies?

November 5, 2021

Differentiating between allergies and dry eye in the fall can be a challenging task. If you are a doctor, you may have patients complaining of symptoms that are similar to the two. Trying to find specific symptoms through questioning may be challenging. This is especially so if the patient does not recollect when or where the symptoms show up.

Myopia Control: Is There a Cure for Nearsightedness?

October 31, 2021

Myopia is a refractive error, not an eye disease. This error happens when the shape of the eye elongates as you grow. It can also happen if the eye surface curves. It causes light rays to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on its surface as they should. Objects that are at a distance will then appear blurry and out of focus.

Contact Lens Exam: What to Expect

October 14, 2021

Contact lens exams are more than just standard eye exams. They are inclusive of the normal exam, and then some. The additions to contact lens exams include the contact lens consultation and the fitting. It is important to get a contact lens exam before getting contacts. This will help you get comfortable, fitting lenses that will serve you perfectly.

How to Know If You Need Emergency Eye Care

October 6, 2021

An eye emergency is any situation with your eye that poses an immediate risk to your health or life. It may result from an incident or be an indicator of a condition that needs urgent intervention. Without proper care, something you think trivial could end up in partial loss of vision or total blindness. So if you suspect you need emergency eye care, get to a doctor or emergency room as soon as possible.

What Damage Blue Light Actually Does to Your Eyes

September 1, 2021

Spending time in front of a computer screen or other digital devices can harm the eyes. Most people spend hours using the devices, resulting in the rise in eye problems. 

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