Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma, the silent thief of sight, robs more than 3 million Americans of their vision.

And it is estimated that half of the people who live with glaucoma are not aware they have the disease.

The good news? Early detection, through regular and complete eye exams, is the best protection against glaucoma.

Posted in Glaucoma, primary eye care, Eye Health Tips, Eye Exam, Eye Health Care Tips, Ways to Improve Eye Health, Yearly Eye Exam

4 Tips & Tricks to Combat Seasonal Eye Allergies

As the saying goes, spring has sprung - and our eyes are paying the price. Well, maybe that’s not quite the saying, but it can be how it feels for allergy sufferers everywhere. As flowers start blooming, itchy, watery eyes are often the result. If you’re someone who goes to battle with seasonal eye allergies every year, here are some tips to combat the irritation.

Posted in primary eye care, Eye Health Tips, allergies, eye allergies

Worried About the Cost of Cataract Surgery? Read This

We’ve written before about the real cost breakdown for LASIK laser eye surgery, in an effort to let patients know what’s involved financially and how to afford it. Similarly, many patients also wonder about cataract surgery cost implications. They want to have cataract surgery, but they’re concerned it may be too expensive. Here’s some more information to help you make the best possible decision for your eye health.

Posted in Cataract Information, Financing, Types of Cataract Surgery Lenses, Cataract Surgery Options, Cataract Evaluation, Cataract Lens Options, Cataract Lens Cost, Signs of Cataracts, FSA, HSA

Want LASIK, But Overwhelmed By Anxiety? Here’s What To Do

You’ve done your research, and you know you’re a candidate for LASIK eye surgery. What’s more, you really want the procedure and the hassle-free, clear vision it offers. But, there’s a problem: you’re terrified of it. Most people feel a little nervous about having eye surgery, but if you struggle with generalized anxiety (or another form of clinical anxiety), it can be a real roadblock to following through. Here are some tips to try if you want LASIK, but are worried your anxiety will stand in your way.

Posted in Presbyopia, Monovision, Lasik Information, Optometry Information, Blended Vision, Nearsightedness, LASIK Surgery Options, LASIK Eye, How to Fix Nearsightedness, Eye Exam, LASIK financing

Do I Really Need An Annual Eye Exam?

Did you know that March is “Save Your Vision” month? The American Optometric Association (AOA) designates this annual public health observance as a way to remind people of the importance of regular eye exams. This made us think of a question that we sometimes hear from patients: “Do I really need eye exams every year?” The answer is yes, and here’s why.

Posted in Optometry Information, primary eye care, Eye Health Tips, Eye Exam, Eye Health Care Tips, Ways to Improve Eye Health, Yearly Eye Exam, New Eye Care Technology

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