Technology and Our Eyes

Saturday, 18 February 2017 by

By E. Flath   Winter is a time when many of us spend more time at home, and less time outside. This can also mean that we are spending more time on our computers, watching T.V., or using our phones to check social media (or buying stuff on Amazon). The good news is that it’s

January is famous as the month everyone decides to join the gym and start dieting. Over the years, many have argued that setting resolutions don’t work, and we should just skip the tradition altogether. However, if you can modify just a few small things in your routine the results can be pretty profound. For instance,

In part 1 of this 3 part series about diabetic eye disease, we will discuss diabetic retinopathy and what you can do to help prevent eye damage and vision loss.   If you have diabetes you probably spend a lot of time maintaining your diet, keeping up with insulin injections, and visiting your doctor. But


Thursday, 20 August 2015 by

NEARSIGHTEDNESS ON THE RISE Myopia, or nearsightedness, affects more people now than ever before, especially children. In recent years myopia cases have jumped more than 20 percent. It’s estimated that over 40% of the population is nearsighted. Nearsightedness means you can see the things near you clearly, but you have trouble seeing far away. So


Tuesday, 07 July 2015 by

Last month we talked about the most common type of glaucoma called open-angle glaucoma. Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases and conditions that cause vision loss and blindness, so while open-angle glaucoma is the most common, it is only one of a variety of glaucoma conditions. Keep in mind that even open-angle glaucoma can


Tuesday, 09 June 2015 by

 The Most Common Type of Glaucoma and its Treatment. One of the most compelling reasons to see your optometrist for a comprehensive eye exam is to be evaluated for signs of glaucoma. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness in the United States. Glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms – until

Children’s Eye Exams

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 by

YOUR CHILD’S EYE HEALTH As parents, we are used to worrying about our children’s health. Even before they are born we are taking steps to ensure they get the best care we can possibly give them. From the first days in the hospital to the subsequent appointments with their pediatrician, to the first visit to the

Aging and Your Eyes

Tuesday, 07 April 2015 by

Aging and Your Eyes How Getting Older Affects Your Vision   Your eyesight is often one of the first senses affected by aging. Since we depend so much on our vision for daily function vision loss can be a disheartening experience. However, there are things you can do to minimize damage to your eyes as

Seeing Spots

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

Seeing Spots The first time you see spots in your field of vision you might get worried. It’s an odd experience, to have these shadow like things floating across your field of vision. Well, you can stop worrying. These floaters are merely annoying and pose no serious medical threat to your eye health. Eye floaters

The Sun and Your Eyes

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 by

Sun. We all love it. It is the source of our suntans, days at the beach, and that good-for-you vitamin D. We all know by now that it is also the source of the UV rays that can cause skin cancer. So we slather on the sunscreen and go about our lives. However, there is