Why Cataracts Can’t Come Back after Removal

Cataracts cannot grow back, but you’re experiencing cloudy vision after your cataract surgery, your eye care specialist can help. Cataracts affect approximately 24 million Americans over the age of 40 and about half of all Americans over the age of 80. This means that a large portion of us will experience cataracts at some point… Read More


How to Know if You Have Wet or Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration

While age-related macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss, it’s important to understand which type you have and what treatment options are available. According to the National Eye Institute, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among Americans 50 years and older. While the condition is a relatively common… Read More


Is LASIK a Permanent Vision Correction Solution?

LASIK helps millions of people enjoy life without the need for glasses or contact lenses. So if you opt for the procedure, how soon can you expect to see results — and for how long? With more than 660,000 surgeries completed in 2018, LASIK is one of the most popular procedures undertaken in the United… Read More


Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Hereditary?

Heredity and genetics are risk factors for age-related macular degeneration, but there’s more to the condition than that. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, making this month a great time for patients to learn more about the condition and speak with eye care specialists about any concerns they might have. With age-related macular degeneration… Read More


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


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