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Learn the Best Eye Protection for Sports During Sports Eye Safety Month

It might be surprising to learn that while tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries are treated in US emergency rooms every year, most of these injuries could have been prevented with the proper eye protection. To bring attention to the importance of wearing eye protection while playing sports, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has […]

Will I Have to Be Put to Sleep for LASIK?

If you want to permanently correct your vision, LASIK is a great choice! LASIK can correct the most common refractive errors: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. LASIK is an eye surgery in which lasers are used to access and reshape the cornea. Once the cornea has been reshaped, most LASIK patients are able to live their […]

March Newsletter

In This Issue: March 2024 Are You Lucky or Unlucky with Eyesight? Sometimes, no matter how healthy you are, you can develop eye diseases due to genetics. You could be at greater risk of developing diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration if you have a family history of these diseases. Scientists have also identified specific genetic markers that can […]

Tips to Reduce Eye Strain in the Office During Workplace Eye Wellness Month

March is the month that many of the leading organizations promoting healthy vision, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, recognize Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Given how many hours a day most adults spend at their jobs, this recognition is a valuable reminder about the importance of maintaining eye health in the workplace. One of the […]

How Does Macular Degeneration Impact Vision?

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with macular degeneration, the first question you have for your eye doctor may be: “How will macular degeneration impact my vision?”    Macular degeneration can lead to progressive vision loss, so it is very important to learn about this condition and see your eye doctor regularly. […]

What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month?

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has named February “Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month” in an effort to bring more awareness to this common but debilitating eye condition. Keep reading to learn more about Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month and why it’s important! What is Age-Related Macular Degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration is an eye condition that is […]

What Are the Most Common Cornea Conditions?

The cornea is the clear, dome-like structure at the front of your eye. The health and clarity of your cornea are critical to the quality of your vision. While most people take clear sight for granted, there are a number of medical conditions that can impact the cornea and vision. Keep reading to learn the […]

Learn the Most Common Symptoms of Glaucoma During Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma often has no early warning signs, which is why awareness and education about the signs and symptoms, as well as regular eye exams, are so important for early detection and treatment to prevent vision loss. January has been named Glaucoma Awareness Month to help promote understanding of the risk factors, signs, and symptoms of […]

Can You Treat Cataracts Without Having Surgery?

Cataracts affect everyone with age, causing blurry vision, faded colors, poor night vision, halos around lights, double vision, and trouble seeing. As cataracts progress, they can eventually lead to blindness if left untreated. The standard treatment is cataract surgery, where the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. However, some […]

10 Ways to Protect Your Vision During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Every year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds everyone to consider eye health and safety during the holiday season by designating December as Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. Safe Toys and Celebrations Month is an important time learn how to protect your family’s vision, as eye-related accidents and injuries can occur in any season. Keep […]

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