November 16, 2016

Diabetic Eye Disease Month: What You Need to Know

3.6 million Americans, ages 40 and older, suffer from diabetic retinopathy, a devastating disease that leads to impairment or loss of vision, even blindness. What’s really frightening? Many patients don’t realize they have the disease until it is too late and their vision has already deteriorated. November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Month and we want people living with diabetes […]
October 23, 2016

The Dangers of Halloween Contacts

Wearing costume contact lenses with your Halloween costume can be a real scream on Trick-or-Treat night or at your next party. But the scare factor from non-prescription contact lenses is all too real. Millions of people will buy non-medical contact lenses this month and the chemical exposure from these lenses along with the poor fit on your eye can create […]
October 9, 2016

Eye Injury Prevention Month

Every year, nearly 2.5 million people suffer eye injuries in the United States, and nearly one million of those injured suffer some degree of vision loss. Many of these injuries could be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. Every year, we have patients coming into our office with scratched corneas and vision loss from everyday indoor and outdoor activities. As ophthalmologists, […]
September 25, 2016

Wear Contacts Correctly or Suffer the Consequences

We love our contact lenses. They save us from the nuisance of wearing bulky glasses and allow us to enjoy the appearance of freedom from eye-wear. But did you know that your contact lenses need just as much care as your eyes? We all know that taking care of your lenses can sometimes be a pain—but not as much of […]