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National Eye Exam Month

August 21, 2014 - Posted by admin

Four reasons that you should be getting a regular eye exam.   August is National Eye Exam Month, and in its honor we’ve decided to keep you informed as to why you should be getting regular eye exams. Many of …


What Is Glaucoma? 5 Things You Should Know

August 20, 2014 - Posted by admin

According the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Although an estimated 2.2 million Americans live with glaucoma, nearly half are not aware of it. There is no cure for glaucoma, so it …

vision correction

New Display Screens Promise Vision Correction

August 19, 2014 - Posted by admin

Could the screens on your tablet or computer correct your vision problems? That’s the question researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT are trying to answer.   Think about your family and close friends. How many of them …


New Laser Technology Offers Hope to Cataract Patients

August 13, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than half of all people in the U.S. over the age of 65 develop cataracts. As such, they are some of the most common causes of vision problems in the world. Fortunately, advancements in laser eye technology have made …


Eye and Smell Tests Could Be New Way To Detect Alzheimer’s

August 12, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s affects memory, thinking, and behavior. Alzheimer’s Is A Leading Cause Of Death Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. …


Does LASIK Hurt? 5 Things You Should Know

August 11, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than 12 million people have undergone LASIK eye surgery it first received FDA approval in 1995. With a success rate of over 95%, LASIK is one of the safest and most common elective procedures in the United States. Despite …


Farsightedness – More Common Than You Think

August 7, 2014 - Posted by admin

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common eye ailments in the world, affecting almost 1.6 billion people. However, the opposite problem, farsightedness, sometimes is overlooked when discussing vision problems. Farsightedness is exactly what it sounds like; the ability …

Eye Cancer

A New Method For Detecting Cancer In The Eye

August 5, 2014 - Posted by admin

Last year a little under 3,000 Americans were diagnosed with some form of eye cancer. This year alone 310 people have died from cancers of the eye or orbit. Kinds of Eye Cancer The two most common kinds of cancers …


How To Avoid Contact Lens Complications

July 31, 2014 - Posted by admin

While modern corrective surgeries such as Lasik can restore vision without the hassle of corrective eye ware, more than 150 million Americans opt for some form of corrective device. Of these, 36 million choose to wear contact lenses. July is …

Macular Holes

Macular Holes: Are You Seeing Waves?

July 29, 2014 - Posted by admin

Photo Credit Sight is a complicated process. The simultaneous interaction between many components in the eye creates the detailed and colorful perspective through which we see the world. Damage to any part of the eye can cause vision loss or …