Cataracts represent one of the most common eye conditions of our time. Statistics indicate that nearly half of all adults have cataracts in one eye sometime after age 75 (sometimes, before). This might sound like bad news. It isn’t entirely. Having cataracts does mean that your vision may degrade over time. However, cataract removal surgery ... read more
Why Your Eye Doctor Wants to See Your Retinas
General eye exams are often mistaken for basic vision exams. The basic vision exam is one that children used to have done at school or one that is done at the DMV when you renew your driver’s license. Covering one eye and reading letters on a board is a way to evaluate vision, yes, but ... read more
What You Need to Know About Glaucoma
There are a few eye diseases that we discuss frequently in our office. Glaucoma is one of them. This age-related disease is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Approximately 3 million Americans are living with this condition that could rob them of their sight without much of a warning at all. Because ... read more
Are Your Eyes Telling Lies About You?
They call the eyes the windows to the soul. This is because we see one’s personality shone through their eyes. We see emotions displayed here, and we learn at a very young age how to read a person’s facial expressions largely by looking at their eyes. Even with the challenges of aging, most people expect ... read more
Remember to Protect Your Eyes This Summer
We're slowly getting back to a normal sense of life that allows us to get outdoors more often. As we do, precautions are being taken to maintain health and wellness. In addition to doing what we must to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important to remember that, as good as it feels to ... read more
Dry eye syndrome sounds like a relatively serious condition. As a syndrome, it sounds chronic and severe. Because of the perception of dry eye syndrome as a severe and chronic disorder, many people miss the signs that they, themselves are living with the symptoms of dry eye. Are you one of them? The common symptoms ... read more
These are the Eye Problems More People Get
Eye problems span a spectrum. We’ve got problems that affect immediate vision, like nearsightedness or farsightedness. We’ve got significant concerns like glaucoma and cataracts. And then, we have a few very common eye problems that we don’t talk about very often. Well, today we’re going to. The more we all know about the symptoms of ... read more
Amblyopia: Do You Know How to Spot It?
Several different eye conditions may be detected during a routine eye exam. Most are relatively benign, needing short treatment or correction with eyeglasses. Most are also relatively well-known. Amblyopia is not one of them. This common developmental disorder can be treated, but first we need to know how to spot it. What is amblyopia? Amblyopia ... read more
Crystal Clear After LASIK? Not So Fast!
Millions of people have undergone LASIK vision-correction surgery since this procedure gained FDA approval back in 1996. Very rarely do we hear anything bad about this treatment. Patients who have had it done typically express immediate satisfaction with the improvement they have achieved. So much so that there is a tiny misconception that keeps going ... read more
What is That Floating Through Your Eye?
If you’ve begun to notice small dots passing through your field of vision, you may wonder what is happening to your eyes. We call these visual aberrations floaters. They are a common phenomenon that adults over the age of 40 notice, meaning that there is a little something age-related about them. While floaters are a ... read more