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Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

What is Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)? AMD is a disorder of the macula. The macula is the part of your retina where your central and color vision calls home. AMD is a complex disorder where degenerative protein/lipids (called “drusen”) deposit under the retina. These deposits are seen in early macular degeneration. As the disease progresses,… Read More


How to Combat Winter Dry Eyes

Dry eyes are prevalent during the winter season because of the cold, harsh winter winds, dry outdoor air, and dry indoor heat. These sudden changes in the atmosphere produce the onset of moisture evaporation inside your eyes. Thus our tear glands do not produce fluid quick enough to maintain the liquid coating that our eyes… Read More


Eye-Healthy Habits To Add To Your New Year Health Goals

It is a New Year, and a new chance to grow wiser. Just as your body ages, so too will your eyesight begin to change as you grow older. Some changes are driven by heredity, and others are exacerbated by the elements of our environment.  Without healthy eyes, your quality of life would likely change… Read More


January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

JANUARY IS NATIONAL GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH National Glaucoma Awareness Month is an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma… Read More


January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma, and the National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most… Read More


Celebrate the New Year Safely

We are all looking forward to a fresh new start and ready to ring in the New Year with cheer! Every year it is that special time to celebrate with champagne but popping a bottle of bubbly comes with some risk. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a champagne cork can fly up to… Read More


New Year’s Resolutions for an Eye-Healthy 2021

We can all agree that 2020 was a true roller coaster ride and as we wave goodbye to the year 2020, let’s welcome positive vibes for a healthy 2021.The New Year is a time to start fresh and renew our commitment to health, happiness, and success. It’s important to include eye health and safety in… Read More


A Gift Guide For Toys To Avoid This Holiday Season

Some of the most popular toys this year may not be the best gift for your child. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about a quarter of a million children are seen in hospital emergency departments in the U.S. each year due to toy-related injuries.  Nearly half of those injuries were to the head and… Read More


Holiday Shopping and Celebrating with an Eye on Safety

The holiday shopping season is in full swing, with most shopping activity online this year. We want to empower our patients with information that includes a few safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for the little ones in your life. Several recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with… Read More


It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

Have you started your holiday shopping yet? This year your holiday shopping may look a little different as you make your list and checking it twice. If you are struggling to find the perfect gift for your special loved one, look no further. Finding the perfect gift can be a frustrating task. A cookbook, a… Read More


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