There is so much chatter on television and online about laser eye surgery (LASIK or PRK) that it’s sometimes hard to figure out what and who to believe (especially if that “who” is asking for your money). Here our some of the “myths” we’ve heard ourselves and the truth that negates them. (more…)
Every month or so, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) publishes an incredible patient success story that makes us proud to be apart of such a strong community of doctors dedicated to saving vision and improving lives. As a salute to all of the brave patients and their families who’ve overcome more than what anyone could imagine, here is a recap of their journeys and where they are in 2017.
Glaucoma is an eye disorder that can occur when the pressure inside your eye rises above normal (ocular hypertension) and damages your optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause you to lose your peripheral vision and even go blind. Read more about what causes glaucoma and how it affects your eyes.
In fact, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and affects more than 2.7 million people ages 40 and older. Because glaucoma presents with very few (if any) initial symptoms, nearly half of those who have glaucoma don’t even know it (American Academy of Ophthalmology). This is one of the many important reasons to schedule an ophthalmologist appointment every year, especially if you’re over 40, are diabetic, and/or have a family history of glaucoma. (more…)
As a contacts wearer, you are putting a foreign entity in your eye. While the lenses are prescribed and safe in and of themselves, it’s important to follow a strict set of guidelines of what to do and what not to do to keep them that way. How you put in, take out, clean, and store your lenses may be the difference between healthy eyes and damaged eyes. (more…)