According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Glaucoma is a group of diseases that causes damage to an individual’s optic nerve, primarily from increased intraocular pressure. This increased pressure or ocular hypertension is usually caused by inefficient fluid drainage within the eye. Due to this increase in pressure, the optic nerve may […]Read More i Technology Update: Attention Glaucoma Patients
Hello Everyone! November is National Diabetes Month. Diabetes Mellitus is the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S and is the number one cause of “blindness, kidney failure, and amputations of feet and legs not related to accidents or injury”. In addition, diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of vision loss among working […]Read More November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
This Halloween, many of us will be dressing in costumes, which may also include the new fashion sensation, decorative contact lenses. These lenses may enhance your appearance for the trick or treat filled night but they have no affect on your vision and in some cases, harm your vision. This Halloween, if you are going […]Read More Decorative Contact Lenses or a Nightmare?
Omega 3 fish oils are an extremely beneficial health supplement. Omega 3’s are essential fatty acids that are not made naturally in our bodies. Taking high quality Omega 3 supplements will replenish those essential fatty acids and promote better health throughout our bodies. Their benefits include reduced inflammation, improved cardiovascular functionality, and increased healthy vision. […]Read More NOT ALL OMEGA’S ARE CREATED EQUAL
Can Tetris cure Lazy Eye? Tetris, released in 1985, has stood the test of time and now may prove to be useful to treat Amblyopia, or more commonly referred to as Lazy Eye. According to a study conducted by McGill University scientists, Tetris has shown to treat lazy eye by having both eyes, not just […]Read More Can Tetris cure Lazy Eye?
Hey Everyone! Are you experiencing irritated, watery, scratchy, dry eyes? These might be symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome caused by prolonged use of electronic devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The Vision Council (https://www.thevisioncouncil.org/index2.cfm) has provided a diagram for PC, laptop, and mobile users on how to use these devices while minimizing ocular strain.Read More “Eyegonomics” when using your electronic devices
Something to See… In 1988, Dr. Marguerite McDonald performed the first Laser Vision Correction procedure on a living human being in the world. The procedure was performed on a woman, who had developed a cancer in her eye socket.Read More Lifes Work: Dr. Marguerite McDonald
Astigmatism is visual condition where the cornea is steepened rather than circular and causes light entering the eye to refract incorrectly. This irregular shape of the cornea can cause blurry or distorted images and may have an impact on your night driving. A dilated eye exam can detect this refractive error. Astigmatism can be altered […]Read More Astigmatism and Treatment
Experiencing cloudy vision, fading of colors, or halos in different types of lighting, especially when driving at night? These may be early signs of a cataract. According to the National Eye Institute affecting roughly 60% of people over the age of 55. Those who have diabetes, smoke, or who are frequently in direct contact with […]Read More Experiencing cloudy vision?