The Importance of Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is recognized as Glaucoma Awareness Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. But being aware of glaucoma is something you should do all year long, especially if you’re in a high-risk category. Several things can make you high risk. The biggest factor? Your age. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in… Read More


Are You Buying The Right Toys For Safe Toys and Celebrations Month?

December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Due to the winter holidays, many families buy a lot of toys and other gifts for their children. The amount of toys being advertised and sold this time of year makes it more important than ever to be aware of health and safety when it comes to toys…. Read More


4 Tips For Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Every year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes November as Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetic eye disease is far more common than you may think. In fact, diabetic retinopathy which is the eye disease that’s most closely linked with diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults over 60. Diabetic eye… 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


Early Detection of Juvenile Diabetic Retina Problems

Diabetic retinopathy is best treated and managed with early detection and diagnosis. This can be especially important for children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. The earlier we can detect and diagnose the diabetic eye problems, the better we can prepare to help prevent vision loss. Most often diabetic retinopathy is diagnosed during a dilated exam… Read More


Artificial Intelligence Can Help Prevent Diabetic Eye Problems

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness globally. Yet, many diabetic patients still do not schedule regular diabetic eye exams as requested by their physicians. Referral to an eye doctor for early diagnosis and treatment is the key to preventing vision loss in diabetics. Performing retinal screening examinations on all… Read More


Laser Treatment or Eye Drops for Glaucoma?

Can Laser Treatment Replace Eye Drops for Glaucoma? Chronic Open Angle Glaucoma, which is the most common type of glaucoma, has no cure. Glaucoma is lifelong eye disease that will require you to be treated throughout your life in some manner. This may require using one or more eye drops on a daily or even… Read More


Eye Health Tips for College Students

Going to college and perhaps living in a dormitory can be an exciting and hectic time for students. But, it’s worth mentioning some common-sense tips to preserve eye health and avoid eye problems for college students. College students can be susceptible to a host of vision and eye problems such as injury, infection and increased… Read More


Buying Online Internet Eyeglasses

Anyone who wears glasses and uses a computer is often presented with the availability and options of buying their eyewear online. When asked, most people say they are interested in internet eyeglass purchases because it seems to be convenient. Many others say it’s because they can get a good deal A recent study in the… Read More