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


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


Don’t Qualify for LASIK? Clear Lens Exchange Might Be the Key to Clear Vision.

With the all-clear from your eye care specialist, Clear Lens Exchange can help you correct vision issues and enjoy an active lifestyle. Although LASIK offers patients quick vision correction with minimal recovery time, it’s not right for everyone. According to eye care specialists, LASIK can be risky for those with certain conditions — especially patients… Read More


A Guide to the Ins and Outs of Cataract Surgery

If you’re living with cataracts, surgery can offer a safe, affordable way to get back to the activities you love. Cataracts aren’t just an inconvenience — they can have a major impact on the quality of your life. Many people find that their cataracts prevent them from participating in the activities that they love. Sadly,… Read More


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