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Vision Care

  • October is Contact Lens Safety Awareness Month

    New CDC Report Shows One Quarter of Contact Lens-related Eye Infections Due to Improper Use, Modifiable Factors According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 41 million Americans wear contact lenses.  However, data from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that of contact lens-related corneal infections reported to the U.S. Food […]

    Continue Reading October 1, 2018

  • September is Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month

    Shin guards for soccer, shoulder pads for football, and batting helmets for baseball and softball. Almost every sport has its own unique safety equipment, but most participants in sports forget to protect one of the most important parts of the body: the eyes. “Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under 16,” […]

    Continue Reading August 29, 2018

  • August is Amblyopia Awareness Month

    Amblyopia (lazy eye) is the loss or lack of development of vision in an eye that is unrelated to any eye health problem. The brain does not acknowledge the images seen by the ambloyopic eye. Reduced vision due to amblyopia is not always correctable with lenses alone.  Amblyopia is the result of poor early visual […]

    Continue Reading August 6, 2018

  • Happy 4th of July!

    Is there anything more American than hot dogs on the grill and fireworks in the sky? We all enjoy a patriotic pyrotechnics display, but fireworks are not without their risks. Explosives Are Not Toys To anyone lucky enough to have never been injured by fireworks, they might just seem like exciting lights and sounds, but […]

    Continue Reading July 2, 2018

  • May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

    With spring in full swing and sunny summer skies ahead, here’s what you should know about your eyes and Ultraviolet (UV) rays.  UV radiation consists of three bands of invisible light, UVA, UVB and UVC.  It is IMPORTANT to know is that for every 1,000 feet above sea level, our ultraviolet exposure increases approximately 4%.  Therefore, […]

    Continue Reading May 7, 2018

  • March is Save Your Vision Month

    According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), the average American spends seven or more hours per day looking at their screens- smart phones, tablets, LED monitors, and flat-screen TVs. This overexposure to blue light – high-energy visible light emitted from digital devices – can lead to digital eye strain, sleep problems, blurred vision, headaches and […]

    Continue Reading February 27, 2018

  • What is an eye “examination”?

    Most of us associate going to the optometrist with the test “Which is better, one or two?”. This test, called a refraction, can cause anxiety for some people, as they don’t want to give a wrong answer and feel they will be stuck with an incorrect prescription until their next complete examination. Suffice to say […]

    Continue Reading February 12, 2018

  • February is AMD Awareness Month

    February is AMD Awareness Month. Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a retinal degenerative disease that causes progressive loss of central vision. The risk of developing macular degeneration increases with age and is the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over the age of fifty-five. There are approximately 200,000 new cases of wet […]

    Continue Reading January 26, 2018

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    Glaucoma is a chronic, progressive, and complicated eye disease.   Glaucoma is the third most common cause of blindness in the United States.  Risk factors for this disease include being 50 years of age or older (4- 10 times her prevalence), race (African Americans are 6- 8% more susceptible), other health problems (higher risk if one […]

    Continue Reading January 8, 2018

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month

    According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), in data studies from 2012, 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, has diabetes. Of these, 8.1 million, or 28%, are undiagnosed. Data from the AOA’s evidence-based clinical practice guideline for diabetes finds that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of new cases of blindness and low vision in […]

    Continue Reading October 30, 2017