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


Halloween Safety Month

In October, the American Academy of Ophthalmology observes Halloween Safety Month. You may be asking yourself what Halloween has to do with your eye health. There’s actually a very large concern for eye care professionals at Halloween. What is it? Cosmetic or costume contact lenses. Keep reading to learn more about the dangers of these… Read More


September is Healthy Aging Month

This month is Healthy Aging Month. What does aging have to do with your eye health? As it turns out, a lot! One in six Americans over 65 suffer visual impairment beyond refractive errors. This is due to age-related eye conditions. But September isn’t a time just to be aware of age-related eye conditions. It’s… 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


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