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Frequently Asked Questions

eye glasses

Why do I need to see an eye care provider? Many “silent” diseases, such as glaucoma and diabetes, can only be detected through regular eye exams. When these conditions are discovered earlier rather than later, they become easier to treat or manage, allowing for better long-term preservation of eyesight. In addition, reading glasses from the… Read More


Pediatric Ophthalmology

pediatric vision

Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ophthalmologists graduate from medical school just like other types of doctors, but they… Read More


Allergies

allergies

Caused by the same irritants as hay fever, runny nose, coughing, and sneezing, eye allergies commonly affect those who suffer from other allergy symptoms. Not only do eye allergies cause discomfort, but they can also interfere with daily activities. Eye Allergy Causes Medically referred to as allergic conjunctivitis, individuals who are predisposed to allergic reaction… Read More


UV Radiation and Your Eyes

UV Radiation

Optometry warnings about the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation on our eyes have not yet reached the degree of public awareness of that of skin damage. Yet, the sun can be just as damaging upon our eyes with unprotected exposure. Short-term exposure to very bright sunlight can result in a type of sunburn to our… Read More


Learning-Related Vision Problems

vision problems

Learning disabilities may include dyslexia, math disorder, writing disorder, auditory processing deficits, or visual processing deficits. Although each child with a learning disability is unique, many also have associated visual problems. Addressing these vision disorders may alleviate some symptoms of learning disability. How Are Learning Disabilities Diagnosed? Most often, a teacher recognizes a child falling… Read More


Glaucoma, Symptoms and Treatments

Man getting eye exam from a machine

According to a recent report by World Health Organization (WHO), Glaucoma is one of the major causes of blindness worldwide. Hence, many people visit eye doctors regularly at clinics nearer to them complaining of eye pressure. Glaucoma is a disease that impacts negatively the optic nerves of the eyes by causing its deterioration over time…. Read More


March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Man on a construction job site with chemicals in his eyes

Workplace Eye Wellness Month Before you think this doesn’t apply to you, think again.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each year. These injuries sometimes cause absenteeism from work and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that these injuries cost an approximately  $300 million… Read More


Most Americans Unaware of One of the Leading Causes of Blindness Among Seniors

Man getting an eye exam from a doctor

Age-Related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide[1]. By 2050, it is expected that the number will more than double to 5.4 million[2]. People may be putting themselves at unnecessary risk of vision loss by neglecting to have sight-saving eye exams.


Glaucoma Awareness Month

Apple with stethoscope and the words National Glaucoma Awareness Month in the foreground

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in our country. An estimated 4 million people are affected. In the early stages of glaucoma, there are no noticeable symptoms, therefore people who are affected by this condition do not realize that their sight is very slowly diminishing. When there is the loss of vision… Read More


December is National Safe Toys and Celebrations Month

Various toys for children

The holiday season is here, and toy shopping is at its peak! We all get excited to purchase a child’s favorite toy, but we must keep safety our priority when choosing toys. It is a lot safer now than ever before as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has required toy companies have all toys… Read More


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