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Common Eye Emergencies and What to Do

Everyone can be at risk of getting an eye emergency. A small object or a splash of chemicals can enter your eye and cause severe discomfort or damage if not treated as an emergency. There are different ways you can accidentally cause damage to your eyes. It is essential to know what to expect and do in case you or someone close to you has an eye emergency.

Are You at Risk of Developing Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that usually affects individuals over 50. It causes reduced central vision or blurriness and occurs due to macula thinning. The macula is the area of the retina that enables clear vision in the direct or central line of sight. Read the following to know if you are at risk. 

The Dangers of Not Using UV Protection Sunglasses

Sunglasses have become a popular accessory, with people looking for the most stylish designs to suit their tastes. However, wearing sunglasses is more than just making a fashion statement. They are functional, helping protect the eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays. 

Signs and Symptoms of Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Most people have heard of age-related macular degeneration, or AMD – a fairly common eye condition that is most often associated with people over the age of 60. It occurs due to deterioration of the cells in the part of the eye called the macula, found within the retina. It is responsible for central vision and our ability to see color and fine detail. What many people don’t realize is that there are two different types of AMD, wet and dry.

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes and Vision

If you have diabetes, it is ideal to have your eyes checked annually to let your eye doctor examine the structures of your eyes through a dilation test. Doing so will help detect any eye damage or disease.

Treating Dry Eye With LipiFlow®: Here's What to Expect

Have you heard about LipiFlow® treatment for dry eyes?

The Difference Between Spring Allergies and Dry Eye Syndrome

Can you tell the difference between spring allergies and dry eye syndrome? These two conditions have very similar symptoms, making it difficult to make the call. Besides, spring is just around the corner, which means your allergy symptoms may pop up if you experience seasonal allergies. It is also likely that you could be experiencing signs of dry eye syndrome.

When to Be Tested for Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an eye disease that results in blurring of the central vision. The blurring occurs due to damage to the macula—the small section at the back of an individual’s eye. The macula helps see fine details on objects the eyes focus on. Macular degeneration makes it difficult to perform tasks that need sharp central vision.

What to Expect During a Glaucoma Exam

Glaucoma is an umbrella term referring to a group of eye conditions with a specific pattern. Essentially, this group of diseases damages the optic nerve, the bundle of nerve fibers that carry information from the eye to the brain. Left undetected and untreated, this condition can lead to vision loss and blindness.

Tips for Picking Eyeglasses as a Gift

When you want to give a gift to someone you care about, you want it to be thoughtful as well as practical. Does your friend wear eyeglasses? Eyeglasses would not only make a unique gift, but they can also make a huge impact. The problem is, how do you find the right pair?

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