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  • All About Glaucoma

    Our eyes are incredible, complicated organs. Many different components need to work together for us to be able to see. This means that when one of those components breaks down, it can cause big problems for eyesight. A component you might not think of is the pressure of the fluid inside the eye. Glaucoma is […]

    Continue Reading January 13, 2020

  • Follow These Tips to Protect Your Eyesight

    Protecting our eyesight is one of the most basic things we can do to maintain a good quality of life. One in six adults deals with a sight-threatening eye problem, and many more than that will experience increasing vision loss with age. Leading causes of blindness and low vision are age-related diseases such as cataracts, […]

    Continue Reading January 6, 2020

  • Winter Is Here! Are Your Eyes Protected?

    When we think of sunburns, most of us probably imagine sandy beaches and summer heat, but we can get sunburned in any season, including winter. In fact, winter can be even more dangerous in some ways. Just because most of our skin is bundled up from the cold, that doesn’t mean our eyes are safe, […]

    Continue Reading December 10, 2019

  • Encouraging Healthy Vision Development

    Did you know that babies have to learn how to see, just as much as they have to learn how to walk and talk? That’s right, learning how to use their eyes and understand what they’re seeing is a process. There’s a lot we can do as parents to help them develop essential visual skills […]

    Continue Reading December 4, 2019

  • Smoking Versus Healthy Vision

    The most common health effects that come to mind when we think of smoking are lung cancer and bad teeth, but it doesn’t stop there. Smoking is harmful to every system in the body, and it’s also harmful to our vision. A smoking habit can do more damage to our eyesight than disease can, in […]

    Continue Reading December 4, 2019

  • Questions Our Patients Often Ask Us

    Many of our patients come to us with the same questions without realizing it. These are some of the questions we hear most often, and we’re sure that more people haven’t spoken up but don’t know the answers either. 1. “How often do I need to visit the optometrist?” Every patient is unique, but in […]

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  • Diabetes and Vision

    Diabetes is a disease that can negatively affect health in many ways, including healthy eyesight. Diabetes brings with it an increased risk of developing several different eye diseases. These are grouped under the umbrella term “diabetic eye disease,” and they include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic macular edema (DME), and diabetic retinopathy. With all of these combined, […]

    Continue Reading November 15, 2019

  • Glasses Lenses Through the Centuries

    The earliest example of someone using a tool to assist with vision (that we know of) is Roman philosopher Seneca. He used a glass globe of water to magnify text when he was reading. Around the same time (60 AD), Emperor Nero was using an emerald to see gladiator fights better. Glasses have obviously come […]

    Continue Reading November 11, 2019

  • Recognize the Signs of Retinal Detachment

    Our eyes are amazing, complex organs, but there are a lot of ways for things to go wrong. One that we want to educate our patients on today is retinal detachment. This is a serious, sight-threatening condition that affects 1 in every 300 people at some point in their lives, but it can be treated […]

    Continue Reading November 7, 2019

  • The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

    Sometimes it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep, but when we don’t, we definitely feel it. In fact, studies even show that not getting enough sleep has many of the same effects on the mind and body as alcohol. There’s an interesting relationship between our quality and quantity of sleep and our eyes. We can […]

    Continue Reading October 30, 2019