May 31, 2018

The Dangers of Leaving Cataracts Untreated

With summer underway it can be tempting to put aside important health issues and take care of them later. Cataracts, however, cause more issues down the line the longer they are left untreated, decreasing a patient’s quality of life and independence as vision becomes increasingly cloudy, and even becoming more difficult to remove if neglected long enough. Health Problems from […]
May 1, 2018

Eye Fact or Fiction? We Bust Eye Myths

Over the years, our patients have shared some pretty interesting ideas about what helps and hurts eyes. We’ve heard all kind of things ranging from funny, to insightful, to concerning. Because May is Healthy Vision month, we’re devoting an entire blog separating fact and fiction. For healthy vision, people should eat plenty of carrots. Yes and no. Carrots do have […]
April 1, 2018

Spring Allergies Hurting Your Eyes?

Spring is finally here, but with warmer weather, flowers, and budding trees, come those dreaded seasonal allergies. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 50 million people in the United States have seasonal allergies, and its prevalence is increasing—affecting up to 30% of adults and up to 40% of children. In addition to having symptoms of sneezing, […]
January 30, 2018

Could a Change in Diet Help Prevent Sight-Stealing Disease?

More than 11 million Americans are currently living with age-related macular degeneration, but by 2050 it is estimated that number will double. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for adults over the age of 50, however, recent research has found that certain lifestyle changes may reduce your risk of contracting AMD, and could even slow the progression of […]