Vision

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness

Eye Exams Can Lead to Early Detection of Major Health Concerns Your eyes serve as windows to the world, but they can also provide a glimpse into the overall health of your body. Regular eye exams can lead to the early detection, prevention, and treatment of many health issues. Below are three health conditions that…

Children’s Eye Health and Safety

Children are susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems such as injury, infection, and increased nearsightedness. In support of Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August, the American Academy of Ophthalmology provides information to the public that can help protect and preserve a child’s eye health for life. Early detection and treatment…

10 Healthy Habits That Can Protect Your Lifelong Vision Health

By developing these simple habits, you can help protect your eye health. Wash your hands. Many vision-related diseases can be spread by touching in or near the eye with an unwashed hand. Safely handle and store contacts. Remember to avoid extended wear and to always toss your solution when it expires. Of course, never touch…

Age Related Macular Degeneration

February is Age Related Macular Degeneration Month.  Age-related macular degeneration – also called macular degeneration, AMD or ARMD – is the leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans, more than glaucoma and cataracts combined. What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is deterioration of the macula, which is the small central area of the retina…

Toys and Children’s Eye Safety

According to Prevent Blindness America, children sustain approximately 11,000 toy-related eye injuries each year. Most toy-related eye injuries are treated, have no long-term effects, and are easily preventable. Be aware of the dangers Toys play a tremendous role in childhood development, but fun does not always equal safe. While common sense is always your best…