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Early Signs of Glaucoma

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 03/23/2017 - 02:32

Glaucoma is a group of diseases affecting the optic nerve and can lead to permanent vision loss due to a build-up of pressure in the eye. Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness. It is important to know the early signs of glaucoma so that it may be diagnosed and treated before…

Cataract Surgery Options

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 03/15/2017 - 02:31

Cataracts are a cloudiness that forms in the normally clear lens of the eye, leading to decreased vision. Although cataracts are a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 40, cataract surgery options offer easy solutions to clear vision for the millions that suffer from this condition. Depending on your pre-operative…

Eye Exam During Pregnancy

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 03/07/2017 - 03:46

When a woman becomes pregnant, she expects certain changes in her body. But few women realize that pregnancy can affect their eyes and vision. In fact, the same hormones that are responsible for an enhanced bust line and first-trimester nausea can cause a myriad of vision symptoms including fluctuations in vision, dry eyes and increased…

Glaucoma Prevention

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 02/28/2017 - 03:36

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, affecting around 2% of the population. Glaucoma is the result of progressive damage to the optic nerve due to high pressure in the eye (intraocular pressure). This causes progressive visual field loss and if untreated, eventual blindness. Unfortunately, once vision is lost from optic nerve damage, it…

Child’s First Eye Exam

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 02/20/2017 - 03:30

Healthy eyes and vision are a critical part of a child’s development. A child’s eyes should be examined regularly so many vision problems and eye diseases can be detected and treated early. Be sure to make vision care and eye checks a part of your child’s routine medical care. Eye Exams Routine medical exams for…

Lazy Eye Treatments

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 02/12/2017 - 14:13

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eye),…

Is an Optometrist an Eye Doctor?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 02/06/2017 - 14:04

An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Some of the services optometrists offer include: Examine…

Glaucoma Definition

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 01/30/2017 - 02:46

Glaucoma is defined as a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve usually due to excessively high intraocular pressure (IOP). This increased pressure within the eye, if untreated, can lead to optic nerve damage resulting in progressive, permanent vision loss usually starting with unnoticeable blind spots at the edges of the…

Eye Protection

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 01/23/2017 - 13:24

Your eyes are valuable and worth protecting! Failure to follow proper eye protection practices can result in injury, infection, eye disease and even loss of sight. To protect your eyesight and to keep your eyes healthy as you age, consider these simple guidelines: Protect your Eyes from Harmful UV Light. When outdoors during the daytime,…

Dry Eye Symptoms

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 01/16/2017 - 13:23

Dry, itchy eyes are one of the most common complaints that eye doctors hear from their patients. People of all ages experience mild to severe dry eyes. Common dry eye symptoms include: Stinging Burning Grittiness Scratchy Sensation Sensitivity to Light Excessive Tearing Stringy Discharge Pain Redness Tired Eyes Heavy Eyelids Contact Lens Discomfort Blurred Vision Dry eyes…