July 11, 2018

UV Safety Month: How Summer Rays Harm Eyes

While we all know that UV rays can damage eyes, few people realize the extent to which UV rays are present in daily activities. It is easy to neglect proper eye safety without realizing you are doing so. Though it is typical for people to use sunglasses when brightness outdoors becomes overwhelming, it’s important to know the hidden UV risks, […]
July 3, 2018

Don’t Let Fireworks Harm Your Eyes

With Independence Day approaching, fireworks are often considered a big part of the festivities for many families celebrating this holiday. However, these explosives come at a cost: thousands of men, women, and children are admitted to the emergency room with traumatic eye injuries in the two weeks leading up to Independence Day and afterward. The Consumer Product Safety Commission released […]
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 […]