Treating Glaucoma with “Natural Cures” is Unwise. Here’s Why.

Unregulated websites across the internet claim to offer homeopathic solutions for glaucoma, but the science behind them isn’t always sound. Glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans, making it one of the leading causes of vision loss in the country — and the leading cause of blindness for African Americans and Hispanic Americans. While many… Read More


A Primer on Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy can affect anyone with diabetes. Learn how to spot symptoms of the condition and discover the treatment options available. Anyone with diabetes is at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy — in fact, between 80 and 85 percent of people with Type I or Type II diabetes will develop some degree of the disease… Read More


5 Tips for Beating Winter Dry Eyes

Colder conditions outside and dry heat indoors can make the winter a difficult time for your eyes. Here’s how to keep them healthy and hydrated. Protecting your eyes from dryness may be a challenge throughout the year, but it’s especially difficult during the colder months. As temperatures drop outside and we compensate with arid indoor… Read More


For National Diabetes Month, Learn How to Protect Your Eyes.

By staying on top of your diabetes, you can keep your eyes healthy and avoid adverse health effects — now and in the future. For more than 100 million Americans, diabetes and prediabetes are a part of everyday life. While a range of factors may have contributed to your condition, many diabetes patients can maintain… Read More


Sleeping in Contact Lenses Can Be Dangerous. Here’s Why.

Wearing contact lenses around the clock may seem convenient, but it drastically increases the risk of infection. For 45 million Americans, contact lenses are a convenient way to correct vision problems without the hassle of glasses. However, without proper hygiene, contact lenses can lead to serious health issues that need medical attention. While many wearers… Read More


What New Information about the Cause of Glaucoma Means for Patients

Glaucoma is currently the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States, but exciting new research may lead to a cure. Glaucoma, an umbrella term for a group of diseases that affect the optic nerve, can lead to vision loss and blindness if left untreated. In most forms of glaucoma, pressure builds up inside the… Read More


The Importance of Early Detection and Follow-Up Care for Macular Degeneration

Whether or not you’ve been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, regular eye exams are the best way to stay ahead of the disease. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects millions of people around the world and is one of the leading causes of central vision blindness. Even though older people are at the greatest risk, the… Read More


Is Blue Light Bad for Your Eyes?

The way that blue light affects our eyes is still largely a mystery, but we know that too much screen exposure can result in eyestrain. These days, digital screens are our window to the world — for better or for worse. They define how we work, how we talk, and how we play. In fact,… Read More


Maintain Eye Health with These 5 Tips

These simple strategies can help to keep your eyes in tip-top shape. Eyes aren’t just the window to the soul — they’re also your window to the world, which is why it’s so important to keep them healthy. Taking care of your eyes will help to preserve your vision, but it will also decrease your… Read More


Special Considerations for Contact Lenses in People with Diabetes

People with diabetes tend to be at higher risk of certain eye complications, but with the proper precautions, they can wear contact lenses safely. Many people with diabetes live relatively normal lives, but when it comes to eye health, special precautions must be taken. Unfortunately, the condition can make it more difficult to wear contact… Read More


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