Most Eye Floaters are Harmless, but Here’s When They’re Cause for Concern

While eye floaters are usually not a danger to your vision, there are instances in which you should consult with a doctor or seek immediate medical attention. As we age, it’s important to know the difference between the harmless effects of getting older and related conditions that require prompt medical attention. While aging affects various… Read More


Is Glaucoma Genetic? The Truth about This Common Condition and Heritability

While everyone can be considered at risk for glaucoma, a family history of the condition or a particular racial background can increase your chances of developing the disease. Glaucoma — also known as the “silent thief of sight” — is a group of eye disorders that irreversibly damage the optic nerve. With more than three… Read More


7 Tips for Maintaining Eye Health as You Age

While we can’t reverse the effects of aging on our eyesight, we can take common-sense steps to promote eye health and protect our vision. With approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, a growing cohort of older Americans needs to start considering how to best take care of themselves as they age. From supporting… Read More


Not Sure If You Need Glasses? Here’s How to Tell.

Even if you haven’t needed glasses before, watch for these symptoms to ensure that your vision changes don’t go undiagnosed. In adults, vision changes can creep up slowly. It may be months or years before you realize you can’t read the street signs that your friend can, or until you notice that you’re holding a… Read More


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


What We Know about Cataract Prevention – and What You Can Do Now

Researchers suggest taking steps now to protect your vision in the future. Cataracts are very common, affecting the vision of more than half of Americans over the age of 60. Over time, the proteins in the eye start to join together and cloud the lens. Frustrated patients often wonder if there’s anything they can do… Read More


What Success Rate Can You Expect with LASIK for Astigmatism?

  Despite what you may have heard, the success rate of LASIK for patients with astigmatism is higher than you think. Astigmatism, a common eye condition that occurs when the normally spherical cornea takes on a conical shape, can make it difficult for patients to focus on objects in their field of vision. Because this… 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


Why LASIK is a Must for Athletes

Wearing glasses during sports can be at best irritating and at worst, dangerous. Whether you’re a pro or amateur, you’ll find your game will benefit from LASIK. You’d be hard-pressed to find a sport that doesn’t require optimal sight. And yet, many players who wear glasses or contacts don’t realize that there is an alternative… 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


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