Eye Diseases & Conditions

  • January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

    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 […]

    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 […]

    Retinal Detachment

    What is retinal detachment? The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is lifted or pulled from its normal position. If not promptly treated, retinal detachment can cause permanent vision loss. In […]


    What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. The optic nerve The optic nerve is a bundle of more than 1 million nerve fibers. […]

    Dry Eye Syndrome

    What is dry eye? Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. In addition, inflammation of the surface of the eye may occur along with dry eye. If left untreated, this condition can lead to pain, ulcers, or […]