• 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 […]

  • What You Need To Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

    LASIK eye surgery is an extremely popular procedure, performed on over 600,000 people in the United States each year. Intended to reduce a person’s dependency on glasses and contact lenses, LASIK is safe and effective for treating myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. If you’re considering undergoing LASIK eye surgery, there are a few things you need […]

  • When Is the Best Time for Cataract Surgery

    How much do you know about cataracts and cataract surgery? You may know that a cataract is a cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens, and typically occurs in older people. But did you know that there’s a right and wrong time to have cataract surgery? Cataracts affect almost 25.7 million people over 40 years old […]

  • What Is Astigmatism?

    How much do you know about astigmatism? Most people have very little understanding of this condition, but it’s a common problem. Like nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism is not an eye disease, but merely a problem with how the eye focuses light. Astigmatism causes blurry vision and often occurs alongside other vision conditions. Put simply, astigmatism […]