Why is Knowledge Key During Safe Toys and Celebrations Month?
The American Academy of Ophthalmology has designated December as Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. This designation is a timely reminder to consider eye health and safety as you go about holiday shopping this year! Keep reading to learn why knowledge is key during Safe Toys and Celebrations Month! Toy-Related Injuries Prevent Blindness, an organization dedicated […]
Have You Forgotten About Flex Savings Dollars to Use on Eye Care?
The end of the year is fast approaching! While this means we’ll soon be celebrating the holidays and ringing in the new year, it also means that you are running out of time to use your 2022 flex savings dollars. Most flexible spending accounts have a use it or lose it rule. That means if […]
How Do I Know If I am a Good LASIK Candidate?
If you are tired of relying on prescription glasses or contact lenses to see clearly, LASIK eye surgery might be right for you! LASIK surgery is a relatively simple procedure with a short recovery time and a high satisfaction rate. LASIK surgery is not an option for everyone. Several factors can affect your ability to […]
Will Cosmetic Surgery Make Me Look and Feel Younger?
When you think about cosmetic surgery, you may be imagining extensive plastic surgery. But there are many minor cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive and can enhance your appearance by making small changes. The field of oculoplastics focuses on improving areas of concern on the face, specifically around the eyes. At Shepherd Eye Center, our […]
Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month
Did you know that June is both Fireworks Eye Safety and Cataract Awareness Month, as observed by the American Academy of Ophthalmology? The summer is a popular time for seeing and using fireworks, especially as Independence Day nears. But consumer fireworks can be hazardous, and eye injuries are unfortunately common. When it comes to eye […]
What is LipiFlow?
There are a few treatment methods for dry eye syndrome, a common eye condition in patients with inadequate tear production. Most of these treatments involve non-invasive lifestyle changes, like taking nutritional supplements. In more extreme cases, these simple treatment methods aren’t sufficient, and surgery may be necessary. Luckily, there’s a treatment for dry eyes that […]
Will Cosmetic Surgery Make My Eyes Look Younger?
There are plenty of valid reasons to seek out cosmetic surgery. Your self-confidence and self-esteem directly affect your mental health, which is just as important as any other aspect of your health. It’s not as much about how cosmetic surgery makes you look. What matters is how it makes you feel. The truth is, for […]
3 Reasons To Make Healthy Vision Your Gift To Yourself
What better holiday present is there than clear vision? What better person is there to give it to than yourself? It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive to get the kind of care for your eyes that you need and deserve. For some, this may mean self-care, while for others, it may mean something […]
Safe Toys and Celebrations Month
December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month. As December is usually a time for giving gifts, especially to family, it’s important to make sure the things you buy for your children are safe. Injuries, including head and eye injuries, can be very common this time of year. They land thousands of children in the emergency […]
Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. People with diabetes, especially those that are older, have a higher risk of a variety of eye-related conditions. This includes glaucoma and cataracts. The eye condition most closely linked to diabetes, though, is diabetic retinopathy. The condition is a direct result of having diabetes. If you have diabetes, […]