Women’s Eye Health March is Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month, an observance and celebration of women’s vital role in American history, contributing to culture, society, and medicine. Every woman is essential and contributes daily to help lives, whether for family, colleagues, or the community. A woman’s everyday life is hectic and has many obligations that involve many priorities to complete…. Read More
Have a Good Night’s Sleep and Reduce The Blue Light!
The blue light from your digital devices may affect you from falling asleep and having a quality night’s sleep. You may have experienced trouble falling asleep after staring at your phone or other digital devices right before bedtime. The blue light from your digital devices keeps us up and stimulates us to wake up, whether… Read More
February is 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. The retina’s structural support… Read More
Did You Know Stress Can Be A Strain On Your Eyes?
Stress is one factor that affects most of us in our busy lives, and health conditions from stress are common. However, did you know that stress can also affect your eyes? When life feels too busy or demanding, your eyes can pay the price like the rest of your body does during those emotionally difficult… Read More
Don’t Be Blindsided By Glaucoma
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a necessary 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. The most common forms of glaucoma primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, but glaucoma can affect… Read More
November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month
Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? We want to inform our patients that it is also Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, founded in 1998 by Prevent Blindness, making it a great time to shine the spotlight on prevention for patients diagnosed with diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports… Read More
Protect Your Eyes This Halloween
Are you ready to celebrate and have fun this Halloween? Creating your Halloween costumes and putting the extra finishes on your costume look to indulge in a fun expression of your personality, but if you are not careful in what you choose, your costume could lead to a trip to the eye doctor. Thinking of… Read More
September is Healthy Aging Month
September is Healthy Aging Month. This month is perfect for focusing on healthy practices and managing your eye health. According to the National Eye Institute, more than 40 million Americans are 65 or older, which is expected to grow to more than 88 million by 2050. By that same year, the number of Americans with… Read More
Healthy Foods for Your Eyes
Do you eat foods that look delicious to the eye or food that is good for your eyes? Eating healthy food is the key to reducing the risk of developing eye diseases, making nutrition and eye health go hand-in-hand. Check out a feast for your eyes that includes the top foods that will help promote… Read More
What are the Different Variations of Color Blindness?
What Is Color Blindness? According to the National Eye Institute, color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency (CVD), is a condition that affects 300 million people who do not see color the way they should. Color blindness affects approximately 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women with the condition where their eyes… Read More