Category Archives: Eye Health

Diabetes: How It Affects Your Vision

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause damage in many parts of the body, including the small blood vessels in the eyes. Diabetes can cause vision in your eyes… Read More »

Eye Drop Insertion Made Easy

Inserting eye drops tends to be one of the most difficult, frustrating medications to utilize. We either miss the eye entirely, get a part of the drop in the eye, put it on our cheek or think a drop came out when actually nothing happened.   None of the above are acceptable, as using drops for… Read More »

Contact Lenses: Are They Right for You or Your Child?

Have you been told before that you cannot wear contact lenses? Contact lenses are a terrific alternative to glasses and offer many benefits over glasses. By offering more natural vision, they help to reduce peripheral distortions that glasses may create, reduce glare, and promote safer driving at night. Contact lenses are quite safe and can… Read More »

Those Darn Floaters

What are those irritating spots in my eyes and will they ever go away? Sound familiar? Floaters are a common nuisance for most adults and are due to our aging process. At a young age, the vitreous (the gel-like substance in the eye) is transparent, but as one ages, imperfections gradually develop. The common type… Read More »

Spring is in the Air, and That Means Allergies

If your eyes itch, are red, tearing or burning, pay attention to what they may be telling you. You may have eye allergies, or allergic conjunctivitis, a condition that affects millions of Americans. It is a condition that can occur alone, but often accompanies nasal allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, sniffling and a stuffy nose.… Read More »

Resolutions for Eye Care

As New Year has arrived, many of us make resolutions to improve our health. We start diets, join a gym or try a new “quit smoking” plan. What resolutions can we make to improve our eye health? Wear sunglasses — UV exposure can make you more likely to get cataracts or develop macular degeneration. Sunglasses… Read More »

What is a Cataract? What Do I Do About It?

We go to our eye care professional, and we hear “you have cataracts,” but they are not “ripe” enough to have surgery. You could also hear “now is the time to think about having cataract surgery.” What does this mean? First off, “ripe” is an older term that denoted the cataract had formed substantially, and… Read More »