Can Alternative Medicine for Glaucoma Work?

Glaucoma patients interested in alternative remedies should be wary of dubious medical claims. Glaucoma, a common cause of irreversible blindness, doesn’t have a known cause. However, it’s believed to be associated with increased eye pressure that gradually damages the optic nerve, which is made up of retinal ganglion cells and glial cells. Fortunately, there are… Read More

Reduce Your Chances of Getting Cataracts with These Guidelines

Exciting research points toward new ways to lower your risk of developing cataracts. With more than two million procedures performed every year, cataract surgery is the most common operation in the United States. For patients, this should provide peace of mind that eye care specialists know what they’re doing and are well-versed in removing cataracts… Read More

Experiencing These Symptoms? You Might Need Glasses.

Millions of Americans need some kind of vision correction. Are glasses the right option for you? While issues with your vision may get in the way of work or your favorite recreational activities, you’re not alone. According to research from Reuters, half of all Americans have some kind of issue with their eyesight. From problems… Read More

What Patients Should Know about Clear Lens Exchange

Clear Lens Exchange can help patients who aren’t candidates for LASIK or PRK improve their vision and live fuller, richer lives. If you’re struggling with your vision, finding the right treatment for your needs and lifestyle is important. Between glasses, contact lenses, and corrective procedures, you and your eye care specialist have plenty of options… Read More

Keep Your Eyes Healthy and Hydrated During the Winter Months

Cooler weather and drier indoor conditions call for special care to protect your eyes this winter. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 3.2 million women and 1.7 million men over the age of 50 are affected by dry eye syndrome. While this condition can get worse as you age, patients who don’t protect their… Read More

For Patients With Diabetes, Regular Eye Exams Could Save Your Sight

Eye checkups and blood sugar maintenance can help patients avoid long-term issues. Whether you’ve been living with diabetes for decades or you’re learning how a new diagnosis will affect your daily life, a combination of managing your blood sugar levels and keeping your ophthalmology appointments could make all the difference in preventing diabetes-related vision damage… Read More

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

Guidelines for Computer Use after LASIK Surgery

When it comes to using computers after LASIK surgery, a few minor precautions can go a long way toward ensuring you get the best results. One of the best things about LASIK laser eye surgery is the rapid recovery time. Unlike procedures that occur in hospital operating rooms and require substantial anesthesia, LASIK operations are… Read More