Category: Eye Diseases & Conditions

  • Should you be taking an “eye” vitamin?

    Should you be taking an “eye” vitamin?

    MacuHealth is the only nutritional vision supplement containing all three macular carotenoids: Lutein, Meso-Zeaxanthin, and Zeaxanthin in the exact ratio of 10:10:2, which is found in the retina. Their patented Micro-Micelle Technology is a process that increases the carotenoid concentrations at the target tissue in the macula. It is clinically proved to rebuild and maximize…

  • Do your eyes look tired?

    Do your eyes look tired?

    If your eyes look “tired” or “sleepy,” you may have a condition called acquired blepharoptosis (also known as acquired ptosis or low-lying lids). Blepharoptosis Upneeq is a first-in-class treatment—with a mechanism of action that lifts upper eyelids Upneeq delivers rapid, visible lift to the upper eyelid with once-daily use and can achieve significant visual field…

  • Mites may be living in your eyelashes

    Mites may be living in your eyelashes

    Demodex mites are tiny, eight-legged parasites that can infest the hair follicles and oil glands of mammals, including humans. While Demodex mites are naturally present on the skin of many individuals without causing any problems, in some cases, they can multiply excessively and lead to skin and eye issues. Signs of this can be itchy,…

  • National Diabetic Awareness Month

    The figures are staggering. There are about 29 million people in the U.S. currently diagnosed with diabetes, 86 million are diagnosed with pre-diabetes, according to the NHI. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the country, affecting 7.7 million people age 40 and over, approximately 11 million are projected to…

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  • Baby boomers and Macular Degeneration

    Baby boomers and AREDS 2 – maintaining safety and independence As the population continues to age at an unprecedented rate, the concern about age-related eye disease comes more into focus. According to the US Census Bureau, the population of adults over age 65 is expected to double by 2025, and the American Optometric Association (AOA) reports…

  • New PeroxiClear Solution by Bausch & Lomb

    New PeroxiClear solution by Bausch & Lomb

  • Now offering Macula Risk Genetic testing

    We now offer Macula Risk Genetic Testing in our office. If you have been diagnosed with the beginning signs of macular degeneration, this test can give us vital statistics to predict how this disease will effect your vision. Then we can create a  care plan individually tailored to your visual needs. Most insurances in the…

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    What is diabetic eye disease? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Diabetic eye disease may include: Diabetic retinopathy—damage to the blood vessels in the retina. Cataract—clouding of the eye’s lens. Cataracts…

  • Farsightedness & Nearsightedness

    What are refractive errors? Refractive errors occur when the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing directly on the retina. The length of the eyeball (longer or shorter), changes in the shape of the cornea, or aging of the lens can cause refractive errors. What is refraction? Refraction is the bending of light as…