How Laser Treatments May Save Your Vision When You Have Diabetes

11 July 2018
 Categories: , Blog

When you find out you have diabetes, you should schedule an appointment with an eye doctor even if you don't wear glasses or have problems with your vision. Diabetes causes changes in your eyes that can lead to vision loss and blindness. Damage can occur without you being aware, but your eye doctor can detect the changes during an examination and suggest treatments, such as laser surgery, that slow vision loss and protect your eyes. Read More 

Blurred Vision Up Close? What May Be Happening To You

21 May 2018
 Categories: , Blog

Your glasses have not changed their prescription in twenty years. You have seen just fine with these same prescription lenses all along. Then, all of a sudden, you cannot look at things up close; everything blurs and makes you feel like you are going cross-eyed trying to look at what is right in front of you. What is going on? Your optometrist cannot find anything really wrong with your eyes, either -- at least not from the usual set of vision tests. Read More 

What You Need To Know About A Common Diabetic Eye Disease

23 March 2018
 Categories: , Blog

If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, you are at risk for developing a serious eye disease. Diabetic retinopathy is a disease of the blood vessels in the eye's retina. High blood glucose levels inflict damage to these small vessels, weakening their walls and enabling them to leak blood. This leads to retinal swelling, macular edema and abnormal growth of new blood vessels, resulting in permanent vision loss. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness in adults worldwide. Read More 

Clear Your Cloudy Vision With Safe And Effective Cataract Surgery

16 January 2018
 Categories: , Blog

When your eye doctor tells you that you have cataracts, you might not need surgery right away. It depends on how quickly your cataracts progress and how much they interfere with your life. The only way to improve your vision when you have cataracts is with surgery. Glasses won't help because the lenses of your eyes become cloudy and glasses won't make the cloudiness go away. Fortunately, the cataract procedure is a fairly quick and safe surgery to undergo and it can restore your sight. Read More 

3 FAQs About Prosthetic Eyes

15 November 2017
 Categories: , Blog

If your doctor has suggested removing a damaged or diseased eye, you have options to regain your original appearance. While you can't see through it, a prosthetic eye is a great option to consider. If you aren't sure about a prosthetic eye yet, check out these frequently asked questions. Why Is a Fake Eye Important? A fake eye is particularly important for those feeling self-conscious about having a missing eye because a good prosthetic eye looks realistic. Read More