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

5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

  Your vision is precious! Here’s how to keep it healthy for the years to come, especially if you’re considering LASIK in the future. Everyone knows to brush and floss their teeth and get regular exercise for heart health, but eyes are usually an afterthought — despite being one of the most important parts of… 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

Your Treatment Options for Glaucoma

With early detection and proactive treatment, it’s possible to stop glaucoma in its tracks. The second-leading cause of blindness, glaucoma occurs when eye pressure builds up and damages the optic nerve, ultimately leading to vision loss. Because glaucoma doesn’t always come with warning signs, patients will sometimes fail to notice their slowly deteriorating vision at… Read More