Category: Eye Care

Diabetic Retinopathy: Symptoms and Treatment Options

Regular eye exams and timely treatment are the keys to controlling diabetic retinopathy and preventing vision loss. Diabetes affects approximately 30 million Americans, 80-85% of whom will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy in their lifetimes. Retinopathy is damage to the blood vessels of the retina — the light-sensitive, nerve-rich tissue at the back of… Read More

Doctors Agree: Don’t Overwear Your Contact Lenses

Wearing your contact lenses for longer may seem like a good way to budget money or time, but it can have a serious impact on your health. For millions of Americans, contact lenses are an easy way to improve vision without the hassle of bulky glasses. While contact lenses offer wearers a range of benefits… Read More

The Dangers of Sleeping with Contact Lenses

Eye doctors and the CDC agree — don’t fall asleep in your contact lenses, even for naps (if you can help it). If you are one of the 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses, it’s likely that you’ve fallen asleep in them at some point. Whether for a short afternoon nap or a full… Read More

Does Blue Light from Electronics Cause Blindness?

We don’t have evidence that blue light causes blindness, but it’s a good idea to take precautions. A recently-released study from the University of Toledo states that exposure to blue light may accelerate blindness. Naturally, this has led to some amount of panic among people who use computers and smartphones, who are now wondering if… Read More

Common Causes of Redness from Contact Lenses

If you wear contacts and are experiencing eye redness, one of these nine reasons is likely to blame. Contact lenses can be a godsend to patients who have been dealing with clunky eyeglasses. But sometimes, they can feel like more trouble than they’re worth. People who wear contact lenses frequently complain of the discomfort they… Read More

Can Diet Reduce Your Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Some research shows that a Mediterranean diet may provide natural, nutritious protection against age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects millions of people around the world, but the exact causes aren’t completely understood. While age is a known risk factor, it’s not necessarily a cause. Because the causes are unknown, it’s been difficult… Read More

Enjoy Clear Vision without Pterygium

Too much sun and wind can cause an eye growth called pterygium, but it’s a simple condition to treat. Pterygium or “surfer’s eye” is a type of eye growth common in people who spend a lot of time outdoors. This condition can cause irritation or interfere with vision, and glasses or contacts won’t be able… Read More

6 Signs It’s Time for an Eye Exam

Everyone can benefit from regular eye exams, but if you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you’re better off scheduling a checkup sooner than later. If you’re having trouble reading this blog post, it’s probably time to get an eye exam. But even if this text looks crystal-clear to you, you should consider making an appointment… Read More

What Patients with Diabetes Need to Know about Contact Lenses

People with diabetes can enjoy all the convenience and benefits of contact lenses, but they may need to take extra precautions. Eyeglasses help us see better, but they can also be expensive, fragile, and easy to lose. That’s why many people find that contact lenses are a better fit for their lifestyles. Unfortunately, doctors often… Read More

You Don’t Have to Suffer from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration can cause serious vision loss, but there are ways to prevent or reduce its effects. From presbyopia to cataracts to glaucoma, a lot can happen to our eyes as we age. One way of getting older can affect your eyes is through macular degeneration, a condition that causes a loss in the… Read More