Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dealing with Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy can develop when a patient living with type 2 diabetes has high blood sugars that damage the blood vessels in the retina, a part of the eye that’s critical to helping the brain form images that help make sense of the visible world. There are two types of diabetic… Read More

Dangers of Halloween Contact Lenses

Looking to complete your Halloween costume with those piercing vampire eyes? How about just wanting deep violet eyes to match your purple sweater? Or even something unique like a personalized team or celebrity logo on your eyes? You can have all of these looks with decorative contact lenses (sometimes called “fashion,” “costume,” or “colored” contact… Read More

Eye Health for High School and College Students

High school and college students often have a lot on their plates. But a busy academic life is no excuse to take shortcuts with eye health. Many potential eye problems can strike anyone, and students along with other young adults should be especially careful about these things related to their vision. Be Aware Around Screens… Read More

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration Macular degeneration, often called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is an eye disorder associated with aging and results in damaging sharp and central vision. Central vision is needed for seeing objects clearly and for common daily tasks such as reading and driving. AMD affects the macula, the central part the retina that allows the… Read More

Narrow Angle Glaucoma

Narrow angle glaucoma (also called acute angle-closure glaucoma or closed-angle glaucoma) is a serious type of glaucoma that occurs suddenly when fluid builds up behind the iris. Although glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” because most people with the disease do not experience symptoms, narrow angle glaucoma can produce severe… Read More

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