7 Types of Cataracts (and How to Treat Them)

24.4 million Americans over the age of 40 are affected by different types of cataracts. Additionally, approximately half of all people over 75 have cataracts. Cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The lens sits just behind your pupil, which is the black ‘dot’ in the middle of the eye. As a cataract… Read More

Eye Care Advice for Better Vision

The American Foundation for the Blind says that by 2030, the number of Americans who have significant age-related vision loss will likely double. Multiple studies have shown that out of those who are legally blind (with vision of 20/200 or less), the majority are elderly. They weren’t born with poor vision. Instead, they’ve suffered from… Read More

10 Signs You Need to See an Eye Specialist Immediately

10 Signs You Need To See An Eye Specialist Immediately

Blindness is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to us. Yet, we all tend to take our eyes for granted. The 4 most common causes of vision loss are treatable eye diseases. Don’t wait until blurry vision reminds you that it is time to get your eyes checked. Regular checkups are vital… Read More

My Momma Always Told Me…

September is Healthy Fruits and Veggies Month! Fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. People who have a diet rich in fruits and veggies can decrease their risk for heart disease and some types of cancer. You can also lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, which is the leading cause… Read More

In Your Eyes

So summer is coming to an end, and school is getting ready to kick back into session. I thought I’d give you a little lesson to get your brain rolling. Today, class, we will be talking about the color of the human eye! What makes up the color of our iris? What determines this color?… Read More

Here Comes the Boom

Ahh, the fourth of July, one of America’s greatest holidays. Sunshine, barbeques, and fireworks are a must! As much fun as it all is, we just want you to remember the dangers of fireworks! More than 9,000 fireworks injuries happen each year and about 80% of those injuries harm the eyes. These injuries include burns,… Read More

Spring is in the Air

With the first day of spring right around the corner, it brings along beautiful weather, blooming flowers, and afternoon showers. However, spring also calls for increased eye health. Seasonal allergies affect our eyes by making them red, itchy, and watery. If you experience symptoms of allergies, it’s best to check with your eye care professional… Read More

Laser Cataract Surgery: What’s in it for you?

So, you’ve found out you have cataracts. What’s next? What’s the difference between standard and laser cataract surgery? Do the benefits outweigh the costs? These are all questions that will run through your head. I’m here to give you information to help you make the best possible decision. The main difference in laser cataract surgery… Read More

Tricking and Treating: Diabetics Beware!

Halloween is a great time of the year! We get to dress up, go to parties, carve pumpkins, and enjoy the fall weather. There’s one problem with Halloween: candy can be found at every corner! While the festivities are fun, people with diabetes need to be careful about their sugar intake. Halloween can be a… Read More