• How Pop Culture gets LASIK wrong

    Picture this: A girl lies on a surgical table, nervously clutching a teddy bear, as the doctor clamps her head into a device that renders it immobile. The doctor places a device in the girl’s eye to hold it open, then says something about having incomplete files, and leaves the room. As the girl calls […]

  • A Guide to Common Eye Diseases

    How much do you know about common eye diseases? Having a basic understanding of problems that might affect your eyes can help you determine when it’s time to visit an eye doctor. Here are some of the more common issues that affect people’s eyes. Conjunctivitis is also known as pink eye. Most people have a […]

  • Seven Bad Eye Habits to Change Right Now

    We all have bad habits we tend to ignore. Some habits are just minor indiscretions that don’t really have much of an impact. Others, however, can have life-changing effects. Bad habits involving your eyes can have a major impact on your vision. In fact, if you are doing any of these seven things, you should […]

  • Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Inevitable?

    Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. In fact, according to the CDC, AMD affects about 6.5 million Americans over the age of 40. Other research predicts that 17.8 million people in this country will have age-related macular degeneration by 2050. This may have you concerned about your […]

  • 6 Common Eye Issues and What You Need to Know About Them

    How much do you know about eye diseases? There are many different eye diseases, and while some may sound familiar, others only exist in underdeveloped countries. The more you know about common diseases, the more easily you’ll be able to avoid them. When you have an eye exam, there are six problems your doctor is […]

  • How Often Should You Have an Eye Exam?

    You’ve probably heard that regular eye exams are good for your eye health. Having regular eye exams can catch eye problems early, and allow your doctor to prescribe treatment that can slow the progression of eye disease. However, since “regular” isn’t a very specific term, you might still wonder: how often are eye exams recommended? […]

  • Three Tips for Avoiding Eye Infections

    Have you ever had an eye infection? Eye infections are very common, and different types of eye infections have different causes. Eye infections can be fungal, bacterial or viral, but doctors classify the infection based on the part of the eye that’s affected. For example, there’s keratitis, which is an infection of the cornea. Conjunctivitis […]

  • What You Need to Know about Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of irreversible blindness globally. In the United States alone, glaucoma affects more than 3 million people. Worldwide, 6 million people are blind in both eyes due to this condition. There are some facts you might not know about glaucoma, but they’re important, because understanding glaucoma may help protect you from […]

  • Five Ways to Protect Your Eyes as You Age

    As we age, our eyes are more susceptible to eye diseases. As you might deduce from the name, age-related macular degeneration affects older people. However, conditions like diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, glaucoma, and dry eye also become more likely as people grow older. Fortunately, these conditions are not a certainty, no matter how old you are. […]

  • Why an Eye Exam is Important as the Kids Head Back to School

    It’s time to head back to school- are you ready? Most parents are doing last minute errands, like shopping for school supplies and new school clothes, as well as scheduling the annual well-child checkup with the pediatrician. While you’re at it, though, don’t forget to make an appointment for an eye exam. An eye exam […]