Eye Smart by American Academy of Ophthalmology

Eye Smart is a service offered to you by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a trusted online source of information regarding your eye health. 

Visit their website by clicking here or the Eye Smart logo below to obtain important tips and read articles to help guide you on your path to healthy vision.

Laser Vision Correction (LASIK)

Awaken to a world in focus!

If you are nearsighted, far-sighted or have astigmatism, chances are your world is blurry or fuzzy without glasses or contact lenses. Many people are choosing vision correction surgery to avoid problems associated with wearing glasses and contact lenses. Laser vision correction (LVC) can help make your world clear. Vision correction procedures are done at the Tennessee Valley Laser Center, located in the Tennessee Valley Eye Center. Read more »

Migraine headaches and migraine visual disorders

Migraine headaches and migraine visual disorders are caused by changes in the blood vessels of the brain.  In migraine disorders, these blood vessels suddenly constrict, severely limiting the blood supply to the brain.  This causes a wide variety of symptoms including numbness, tingling and possible decreased strength in one or more extremities.  Visual complaints are usually a loss of a portion of the visual field or shimmering lights that may be obscuring vision and may be the only symptoms. Read more »

Macular degeneration

Macular degeneration is a relatively common cause for loss of central vision in individuals over the age of 45.  It is related to aging, has a hereditary tendency and occurs in areas of the country which receive larger amounts of sunlight, such as Texas.  The macula is a small central area of the retina responsible for central vision.  Deterioration of the macula results in blurry vision when a person looks directly at an object.  The peripheral or side vision is not affected.  There are three forms of macular degeneration: a dry form, a wet form and a called pigment epithelial detachment. Read more »

Why are Eye Exams Important in Diabetes?

Diabetes is a common disease in the United States, and diabetic eye disease is the most common cause of blindness in the US. Regular eye examinations are important in diabetes because diabetic eye disease and the vision loss caused by it are completely preventable. Read more »