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Online Eye Tests or In-Person Exams? The Differences May Be Critical.

Online eye tests seem like an easy, quick and inexpensive shortcut for the Internet age. You look at objects on a computer screen. You then record results on a smartphone and send the information to an optometrist at a remote location. Said optometrist gives you a prescription based on your eyes’ refractive error. (more…)


Are Women Likelier Than Men To Have Serious Eye Problems? Yes…and No.

The bad news for women this April – which has been designated Women’s Eye Health Month – is that their half of the population faces a higher likelihood of glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration, two leading causes of blindness. One study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that two-thirds of the cases of U.S. blindness occur in women. (more…)


Eye Trauma Can Be Blunt Or Sneaky, But It’s Dangerous Either Way

Almost anyone who suffers a blow to the face and sees constant flashes of light is smart enough to consult an eye doctor quickly. But eye trauma sometimes results in a subtle, long-term injury that slowly and painlessly threatens sight. (more…)


Vision Problem? Which Solution Is Right For You?

If you’ve had a full eye exam, and your ophthalmologist or optometrist has diagnosed a vision problem, you have a wide range of options. Three common options are glasses, contact lenses or LASIK. All have pros and cons, all are helpful in different ways, and none guarantees perfect vision at all distances every hour of the day. This mini-guide can help you decide what to do, and you’ll find more information about one option on Horizon Eye Care’s LASIK page. (more…)


Fighting Glaucoma One Drop – But Only One – At A Time

Your eye doctor diagnoses you with open-angle glaucoma, the most common kind, in which fluid buildup increases intraocular pressure. (You’ll find information on Horizon Eye Care’s glaucoma page.) You’re given drops to put in each eye as the first line of defense, as few as one drop per day or as many as five different kinds. (more…)


Give the gift of sight this holiday season!

In just about any home, you can find a pair of eyeglasses that are no longer being used. That same pair of eyeglasses can change another person’s life. (more…)


Eyes Respond To Diabetes In Specific (But Sometimes Helpful) Ways

Diabetes statistics can be scary. According to 2015 data from the American Diabetes Association, one American in ten has the condition – one in four over 65. And it’s the seventh leading cause of death. It creates specific eye problems, such as diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. But there’s good news, too: Adults with Type 2 diabetes may reverse eye damage, if they catch it quickly. (more…)


LASIK: What If A Doctor Sculpted Your Prescription Directly Onto Your Eye?

That’s what happens with LASIK, an acronym for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis: The ophthalmologist reshapes your cornea, so your eye sees as well unassisted as if you wore glasses or contact lenses. (more…)


Information About 2019 Health Care Exchange Options

Planning to purchase insurance through the 2019 Health Care Exchange during the open enrollment period? Open Enrollment is the yearly period when people can enroll in a health insurance plan. (more…)


Clear Lens Exchange/Refractive Lens Exchange: The Helpful Eye Surgery Doctors Know About (And You Probably Don’t)

For the first five-and-a-half centuries of vision care, after an Italian invented spectacles that sat on the bridge of the nose around 1390, eyeglasses addressed all ocular defects. Contact lenses worn directly on the eye provided a second option soon after World War II. (more…)


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