Over the last 22 years, laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis – known everywhere as LASIK – has become an alternative to contact lenses and eyeglasses for patients of all ages. Yet surgeons now perform the procedure with more skill and understanding, and it offers a new measure of clarity. Instead of working toward a 20-20 standard,… Read More
Macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. As baby boomers age and our older population grows, we expect the condition to become more prevalent. Collectively, the doctors at Horizon Eye Care pride ourselves on staying ahead of medical trends to best serve our patients.
Prescribing glasses in adults is mostly uncomplicated. Typically, it goes a little something like this: 1) you tell your doctor what looks best; 2) your doctor gives you a prescription; and 3) the glasses bring your vision into focus. Prescribing glasses for children, however, is a lot more complex.
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.
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…. Read More
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.
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… Read More
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… Read More
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.
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… Read More