Are You Aware of Cataracts This June?

June is Cataract Awareness month, as recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. While you may be aware of the general existence of cataracts, you may not know what exactly they are and what having them means. Many people associate cataracts with old age. In actuality, being 40 or older puts you at high risk… Read More


May Is Healthy Vision Month

In May, the National Eye Institute usually organizes Healthy Vision Month. May is the perfect time of year to raise awareness about healthy practices when it comes to eye care. It’s the end of spring and almost the start of summer. It’s also a time when people spend more time outdoors and in the sun…. Read More


Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month as recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Sports safety is important to prevent a variety of injuries. Protecting your eyes can often go overlooked. Eye injuries are actually pretty common in sports, especially among children and adolescents. This makes it especially important to make sure that your child… Read More


March Is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. When you think about your eye health, you may not think of how you treat your eyes at work. You know to wear sunglasses when you’re outside, but how do you protect your eyes if you work indoors? There are a few things to consider, but most concerns come… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. AMD is a common age-related eye condition where the macula, which is the center of the retina, becomes damaged. As the macula deteriorates, so does the patient’s central vision. Left unmanaged, AMD can completely destroy your central vision. This is why it’s important to spot the condition early…. Read More


Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. In the United States, glaucoma is the number one cause of permanent blindness. Chances are, you may have a friend or relative who suffers from or who is at risk for glaucoma. Unlike other age-related conditions, like cataracts, vision loss from glaucoma is irreversible. The early symptoms of glaucoma are… Read More


Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

December is Safe Toys and Celebration month as observed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The holiday season can be a hectic time of year.  There’s a lot to think about before the holidays arrive. Make sure safety is always at the forefront of any holiday activities.  This should be the case whether it comes… Read More


Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month? Diabetic eye disease is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States.  It’s also manageable as long as it’s diagnosed early before any permanent damage occurs. This is why awareness of diabetic eye disease is so important. Keep reading to learn… Read More


Buying Tips for Eye Safe Toys this Holiday Season

We wanted to share some tips for buying “eye safe” toys as you make your list for this holiday season. Certainly, the kids and the toy manufacturers know what is popular, but often they are unaware of potential safety issues-especially eye safety issues. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are typically more than… Read More


Vision Loss is the Worst Disability

Most people would rather lose a limb than lose their eyesight, according to the results of a nationwide poll. Indeed, if given a choice, most people would prefer to lose their hearing, their memory, or their ability to speak rather than losing their vision, according to the survey results published in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The survey… Read More