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Floaters and Flashes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 08/22/2016 - 12:47

Have you ever spotted a small speck, dot or squiggle floating in the air, only to have it flit away when you tried to look at it directly? Or have you noticed flickering lights or lightning streaks that you knew weren’t really there? If so, you are one of many people who have experienced the…

Types of Eye Doctors

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 08/17/2016 - 13:02

Choosing an eye doctor is an important health care decision. After all, you will be trusting your eye doctor to safeguard your precious sense of sight and help you maintain a lifetime of good vision. The first step in your decision is to understand that there are two types of eye doctors: optometrists and ophthalmologists….

Retinoscopy Procedure

Submitted by Karen Saland on Tue 08/09/2016 - 04:40

If you are having an issue with your vision, you may be suffering from a refractive error. To better determine if your eyes are affected by refractive errors, Dr. Saland will complete a comprehensive eye examination, which will include a retinoscopy. What is a Retinoscopy? Retinoscopy is an examination of the retina that provides an objective…

Common Eye Emergencies

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 08/03/2016 - 12:53

Eye emergencies have the potential to cause permanent vision loss if they are not promptly recognized and treated. Ocular (eye) emergencies include retinal detachments, mechanical globe injuries and chemical injuries. Retinal Detachments: Retinal detachment occurs when the neurosensory layer of the retina is separated from the underlying retinal pigment epithelium. Most retinal detachments are preceded…

Glaucoma Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 07/27/2016 - 02:25

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes vision loss in one or both eyes. Glaucoma is caused by fluid buildup behind the eye. This puts pressure on your optic nerve and damages it. If damage to the optic nerve from high eye pressure continues, glaucoma will cause permanent loss of vision. Without…

How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Mon 07/18/2016 - 00:57

Diabetes is a chronic condition associated with abnormally high levels of sugar (glucose) in the blood. It is the result of a body not producing or not responding to the hormone insulin. Insulin is needed to regulate our blood glucose levels and takes the sugar out of the blood and into cells where it can…

Importance of Eye Care

Submitted by Karen Saland on Thu 07/14/2016 - 02:50

Your eyesight is one of your most important senses: 80% of what we perceive comes through our sense of sight. By protecting your eyes, you will reduce the odds of blindness and vision loss while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. Eye Exams: Preventative Maintenance You can…