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Start the New Year With an Eye Checkup

The new year is an excellent time to get a fresh start on healthy habits. Why not schedule an eye exam to start a year of healthy choices? Even if you don’t need glasses or contacts, you should have routine eye exams to monitor your eye health.

Jan 5th, 2021
How Diabetes Affects Your Eye Health

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness in the United States, but it doesn’t cause noticeable symptoms until it’s too late. Understanding how diabetes affects your eyes is the first step in protecting your vision.

Dec 7th, 2020
Which Type of Macular Degeneration Do You Have?

Macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss that affects millions of Americans. But did you know there are two types of the disease and that one kind is treatable while the other is manageable?

Nov 1st, 2020
Preparing for a Dilated Eye Exam

A dilated eye exam is an effective way to screen for eye disease. It's a powerful preventive tool that can help preserve your eye health and vision. Your vision will be blurry for a few hours after your exam, so make sure you're prepared.

Oct 1st, 2020
What Eye Conditions Does PRP Laser Therapy Treat?

If abnormal blood vessels have formed in your eyes, you run the risk of vision problems and blindness. You can protect your sight with panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) laser therapy. Learn more about this innovative treatment.

Sep 10th, 2020
When to Seek Medical Care for Eye Trauma

Eye injuries can happen at any time, like while you’re cleaning the kitchen, playing a sport, or walking the dog. Knowing basic eye first aid and when to seek medical care can preserve your vision if you experience eye trauma.

Aug 19th, 2020
How to Keep a Retinal Tear from Evolving into a Detachment

Retinal tears are not only dangerous, but also have the potential to turn into retinal detachments, which can lead to vision loss. If you know the warning signs of a retinal tear, you can take action to prevent detachment and protect your vision.

Jul 27th, 2020
3 Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Millions of Americans live with diabetes, which increases their risk of blindness. If you have diabetes, you should have annual diabetic eye exams, including screenings for diabetic eye diseases such as retinopathy, macular swelling, and glaucoma.

Jun 18th, 2020
Why Routine Eye Exams Are Important

If you don’t wear glasses or contact lenses, you might think you can skip routine eye exams. However, checkups are critical to protecting your eye health and vision. Learn why you should schedule your next eye exam today.

May 26th, 2020
Macular Disease: What Are the Risks?

Millions of Americans have some form of macular disease, which is a leading cause of blindness. When you know your risk factors, you can make changes now to protect your vision. Learn more and schedule an eye exam today.

Apr 16th, 2020
Are You a Candidate for a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are a critical part of evaluating new medicines and treatments for eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. If you want to try cutting-edge treatments, discover if you’re a candidate for a clinical trial.

Mar 1st, 2020
Why Your Regular Diabetic Eye Exam Matters

Diabetes significantly increases your chances of developing an eye disease. Having regular diabetic eye exams allows your ophthalmologist to diagnose and treat diabetic eye diseases before they damage your vision permanently.

Feb 1st, 2020
What's Behind the Flashes and Floaters?

Do you experience odd occurrences with your vision? Seeing bright dots of light floating in your vision or camera-like flashes can be quite daunting. Here we explain the reasons behind them and when it is that you should see a doctor.

Jan 1st, 2020
Know the Signs of Retinal Detachment

A retinal detachment can happen to anyone. If the condition isn’t repaired promptly, it can lead to permanent vision loss. Make sure you know the warning signs of a detached retina so you know what to do if it happens to you.

Dec 17th, 2019