January 11, 2022
Glaucoma affects millions of people in the United States, but many of these people are blissfully unaware that they are affected – at least at first. That’s because glaucoma symptoms often develop extremely slowly and it’s not until the condition has become advanced that sufferers notice and seek professional support. However, an increasing number of cases are being detected at routine eye exams too, making attending these appointments more important than ever.
December 6, 2021
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition where the eyes lose their ability to retain moisture. In some cases, the eyes fail to produce enough tears, while in others, the tears produced are of poor quality. Over time, the lack of tears leads to inflammation or damage to the eye surface.
November 9, 2021
Nowadays, diabetes is becoming more prevalent in the United States. According to some estimates, there are more than 30 million Americans over the age of 18 with diabetes, both undiagnosed and diagnosed. This is roughly 30 percent of the population in that demographic.
October 11, 2021
Do you have cataracts? Are you wondering at what stage to have them removed? Just because you have cataracts does not mean that you need to rush to have cataract surgery. In some cases, people can wait a few years to undergo surgery. Some people do not even need surgery at all.
August 24, 2021
It's late in the evening. You still have a lot to do before the day ends. After spending the whole morning in front of your computer, a troublesome migraine crops up. You have endured it a couple of times in the past, but it's so severe this time. Could the headache be linked to your eye health?
August 16, 2021
Anyone who suffers from dry eye disease knows how uncomfortable the condition can be. People who suffer from dry eyes experience symptoms ranging from blurry and red eyes to pain and itchiness.
July 16, 2021
At birth, a baby's eyes and visual system are not fully developed. This is why they can't see perfectly as older kids and adults. Even if you don't notice any issues with their eyes or visual abilities, you should take your baby to an eye doctor.
June 25, 2021
Did you know that more than four billion people in the world wear eyeglasses? This is an astonishing statistic. According to the Vision Council of America, among 75 percent of adults who use some form of vision correcting device, about 64 percent of them use prescription eyeglasses. That is about six out of 10 people in the developed world.
May 19, 2021
A diabetic eye exam involves the evaluation of parts of your eyes that diabetes can hurt. The length and scope of the exam depend on what your physician finds important. For instance, if you have no signs of diabetic retinopathy, the doctor will check your retinas. The situation is different if you have been dealing with diabetes for a long time. In such a scenario, your diabetic eye exam will be extensive. Sometimes you may need to undergo some kind of in-office treatment.
April 14, 2021
Myopia is one of the most common eyesight problems in childhood. Many kids between the ages of 5-17 are myopic or nearsighted. These kids can see things up close but have difficulty seeing things at a distance. Kids are often diagnosed with myopia in first or second grade when they struggle to see the class board. There has been an increase in myopia in the last couple of years.