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Get Ready for Back to School with an Eye Exam

Going back to school is an exciting time for many children, but in order to ensure that they start the year right, it is important that you equip them with all of the tools that they need to achieve their potential.


UV Protective Sunglasses FAQs

Scientific research shows that UV rays are invisible and high-energy components of sunlight. A study led by Behar-Cohen in the Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology states that your eyes absorb UVA and UVB rays. Eye experts always educate their clients about UV protective sunglasses each time they step into the sun. Though awareness of UV eye protection has increased over the recent years, some aspects of UV protective sunglasses are still unclear. Below are some of the common FAQs concerning UV protective sunglasses.


Glaucoma and Diabetes: Can Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects 30.3 million Americans. This complex condition results from the body’s inability to produce insulin. It is the hormone responsible for allowing sugar from your blood to enter the cells, thus providing you with the energy to function. However, some people don’t make enough or even any insulin or don’t use insulin well. As a result, glucose stays in their blood and fails to reach the cells. Over time, diabetes can lead to too much glucose in the blood. This excessive buildup of blood sugar can increase the patient’s risk of severe health complications, such as heart disease and stroke.


Wet vs. Dry Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is one of the most common types of eye condition, affecting as many as 11 million adults in the United States at the current time. Macular degeneration, which is also referred to as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, occurs as a result of the natural deterioration of a part of the eye called the macular. The macular is located at the very back of the eye and is responsible for both the central vision and our ability to see fine detail. As the cells begin to deteriorate, it becomes harder for us to see things around us in any detail. This can make basic tasks such as reading, using a computer, watching television, or even recognizing faces much more difficult. Macular degeneration doesn’t usually cause total blindness. Unfortunately, there isn’t a cure, but many patients manage to learn to manage their condition.


Eye Emergencies: Types, Symptoms, and Prevention

Your eyes are vital in performing daily activities. They should be well-cared for and protected at all times. If your eyes do incur sudden harm, it should be taken seriously and addressed immediately. Eye emergencies can happen at any time, anywhere. You should always be prepared for them. If you want to know more about eye emergencies, let’s discuss their types and symptoms, as well as how to prevent them.


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