November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Raising awareness is especially important for people with diabetes, who have a higher risk of developing eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Discover a few important steps that you can take to prevent diabetic eye diseases. (more…)
While most people see their eye doctor regularly, a large number of Americans continue to skip eye care. It doesn’t matter if you have never experienced a vision problem or you have a history of eye disease, scheduling an eye exam is crucial for one’s overall health. Discover how you can take the necessary steps to prevent blindness and other serious eye health issues. (more…)
Let’s face it; it’s not always easy to get a full eight hours of sleep each night. Whether you’re raising young children or climbing the corporate ladder, the daily stresses of life tend to disrupt our natural sleep cycles. You may already be aware of the health risks associated with a lack of sleep, but did you know it can have a negative impact on your eyes as well? (more…)
The first week of October is an exciting time for Halloween enthusiasts, especially if you have young children. While you hang up the festive decor and scour the internet for a clever costume, consider taking a few steps to ensure that the family is celebrating safely. Discover how to have an enjoyable Halloween season with the following tips. (more…)
Applying mascara each morning might allow you to feel beautiful and confident, but cosmetics can pose a threat to the health of your eyes. Makeup, like eyeshadow and eyeliner, can breed microscopic dirt and bacteria, so it’s important to ensure that your beauty routine is hygienic. Discover how to use makeup safely with the following tips. (more…)
Every September, the American Academy of Ophthalmology celebrates Healthy Aging Month to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of vision loss. Unfortunately, many older adults neglect to see an ophthalmologist for care, resulting in a variety of eye issues, from cataracts to complete blindness. Discover four of the most common eye problems, and learn how to take the appropriate steps to ensure that they don’t happen to you. (more…)
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of signing your child up for their first organized sport. The freshly cut grass, the oversized jerseys, the scraped knees — all joys reminiscent of your own childhood. The game may be the same but the standards have changed, and it’s more important than ever to put safety first.
The solar eclipse has come and gone, and despite the health warnings and viewing tutorials, many Americans are worried about the state of their vision after Monday’s phenomenon. Whether you caught a quick glance of the crescent or you stared directly at the sun, it’s important to understand the signs of potential eye damage involved with viewing a solar eclipse without proper protection. Regardless of the information provided below, you should schedule an eye exam with your local ophthalmologist. (more…)