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What to Know During Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month

Fireworks can be a fun and festive part of many summer celebrations, but when not handled properly, they can cause eye injuries that can end a night of fun. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the number of fireworks-related injuries has steadily risen over the past fifteen years. Many injuries are eye-related, which […]

May Newsletter

In This Issue: May 2023 Healthy Exercise, Healthy Vision Studies have shown that exercise boosts healthy blood vessels in the eyes, promotes overall eye health and may even guard against eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. However, there are times when it may be advisable to alter your fitness routines to […]

How Do I Find Out If I Have Cataracts?

By age sixty-five, more than ninety percent of Americans will develop cataracts, making it one of the most common eye diseases diagnosed by eye care professionals. Given the statistical likelihood of a diagnosis in your lifetime, you might be wondering exactly how you will know you have cataracts. Keep reading to learn how to find […]

What Is Healthy Vision Month?

Every year, we recognize May as Healthy Vision Month! Established by the National Eye Institute in 2003, Healthy Vision Month is a timely reminder to prioritize the importance of caring for your vision. Keep reading to learn how you can maintain your healthy vision in honor of Healthy Vision Month! Schedule Regular Comprehensive Eye Exams […]

Why Do My Eyelids Turn In?

As you age, one of the parts of your body that are most affected is your eyes. Older adults are more likely to develop common eye conditions like cataracts, dry eye syndrome, and glaucoma. Another eye condition that can occur as you age is entropion which causes your eyelid to turn inward toward the eyeball. […]

Keep Your Eyes Safe During Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

The spring sports season is right around the corner, which is why the American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated April as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month. Whether you have kids who are heading back to the playing field or you are gearing up to take your favorite sport back outside, taking a moment to consider […]

March Newsletter

In This Issue: March 2023 Protect Your Eyes from Mercury in Beauty Products It was recently reported that a woman claims to have gone blind due to high levels of mercury found in a skin care product. Mercury poisoning from skin care products is possible and it can be hazardous to your overall health and […]

How Often Do I Need to Schedule an Eye Exam With my Eye Doctor?

While most people know they should visit their primary care doctor for a checkup once a year and their dentist for cleanings twice a year, they may be unsure about how often to schedule a routine eye exam. Just as medical checkups protect your health and dental cleanings protect your teeth, routine eye exams protect […]

Learn How to Protect Your Eyes During Workplace Eye Wellness Month 

Whether your job requires you to work in a warehouse or to sit in front of a computer all day, your workplace can be hazardous to your eyes. No matter your profession, it is important to protect the health of your eyes!  Keep reading to learn more about how to protect your eyes during Workplace […]

5 Signs Your Dry Eyes Need Treatment

Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that occurs when your eyes do not produce enough tears, or the tears that the eye does produce are of poor quality. It has been reported that more than ten million people in America experience this eye condition. Although certain medications and other factors can cause dry eye […]

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