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
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.
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.
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.
A regular eye exam sounds logical, right? If you don’t detect changes in vision, your eyes must be healthy. If you do have an eye problem, your doctor will find it when he gives you a general physical.
That’s right: Getting childrens’ eyes checked should be part of the back-to-school routine, especially if they’ve never had a thorough examination. Kids need strong reading skills, and those depend partly on the ability to perceive what’s in a book, on a tablet or at the other end of the classroom on a smartboard. A back-to-school… Read More
Pediatricians and psychologists can debate exactly when childhood ends, but the eyes have their own idea. By the age of 7 or 8, your brain and eyes enter a relationship that won’t change much. If parents don’t seek pediatric eye care to quickly address vision problems, especially the one known as “lazy eye,” they may… Read More
What’s the most commonly transplanted human tissue and the one with the highest success rate? The cornea, the outer layer that’s the first contact between your eye and the world. Doctors perform more than 40,000 corneal transplants every year.
Perhaps your troubles started with blurry vision. Maybe you see a halo around lights as you drive at night. Or maybe your granddaughter noticed your mismatched socks were blue and purple on a day you thought you’d chosen a black pair. If so, you may have cataracts – and that’s likely to be good news.
Dry eye disease sounds like a minor issue, right? Use over-the-counter drops, and you’re done. Yet the solution may not be so simple, because the tears that lubricate your eyes each time you blink aren’t simple. If your body can’t make enough or can’t keep them on the surface of your eyes, you’ll have a problem.