November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Most of us are pretty familiar with what diabetes is, but have you heard about diabetic eye disease? This term refers to a group of different eye conditions that people with diabetes often have, including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema (DME), cataracts and glaucoma.

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Are there Apps that Can Help my Vision?

Did you know that American adults spend more than 11 hours on average per day watching, reading, listening to or simply interacting with media and screens every day? While that number might be surprising, we all can probably agree that we stare at screens a lot, which can be taxing on our eyes.

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Contacts vs. LASIK: Which Comes out on Top?

Most people who are contact lens wearers have thought about the advantages and disadvantages of wearing contact lenses at one point or another. And along with that, many of them have considered LASIK laser eye surgery. If you find yourself in the same boat, you might be wondering what some of the main differences between contacts and LASIK, so you can make the most informed decision. Here’s our take.

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October: Not Just Halloween, but also Halloween Safety Month

As Halloween approaches, most of us are eagerly searching for the perfect costume - or helping our kids find the perfect one. While most of Halloween is all about fun and games, there’s a part of the costume aspect that can actually be incredibly scary: costume contact lenses. Maybe you’re planning to be a cat and have heard about cat-eye contact lenses, or perhaps your teenager’s costume would be far more realistic if they used blackout contact lenses along with it. Especially if you or child already wear contact lenses, you might assume it’s no big deal to buy a pair of costume lenses online and give them a go for the evening.

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Local Initiative Spotlight: All About ‘Arizona Friends of Talking Books’

We work hard every day at Horizon to identify vision issues early for our patients, provide them the highest quality treatment and do all we can to prevent visual impairment. But we also have many patients who have macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. For the visually impaired people whom we help, our goals are to help them improve their quality of life and keep their vision and eye health from getting any worse.

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