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Preventing Blindness During Cataract Awareness Month

Preventing Blindness During Cataract Awareness Month

Statistics show that cataracts are the major cause of blindness anywhere on the planet. In the United States alone at least 25 million Americans have cataracts. This eye disease clouds your natural eye lenses, preventing light from passing through them.
How to Disinfect Glasses for COVID-19

How to Disinfect Glasses for COVID-19

We’ve all been warned not to touch our faces in order to protect ourselves from COVID-19. However, this advice can be quite tricky since the average person touches their face at least 20 times every hour. Perhaps you are not even aware you are doing it half the time. So, with this knowledge, what can you do to protect your eyes from the virus?
The Importance of Sports Eye Safety

The Importance of Sports Eye Safety

Wearing the correct sports safety eyewear can prevent your eyes from suffering an injury. In this article, we will discuss the importance of sports eye safety.
The Importance of Eye Protection in the Workplace

The Importance of Eye Protection in the Workplace

Statistics suggest that every day, as many as 2000 U.S. workers sustain a work-related eye injury. Shockingly, it is estimated that around 90% of these injuries could potentially be avoided if the worker was wearing adequate eye protection. Instead, workers can expect to need to take several days off of work to recover – something which could cost their employer in lost productivity, medical fees, and even compensation.
What are the Early Signs of Macular Degeneration?

What are the Early Signs of Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration, which is also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is a common medical condition that can cause the sufferer to experience a gradual loss of their central vision. It usually begins later in life and is caused by the natural deterioration of the cells in part of the eye called the macula which is responsible for helping us to see color and for the sharpness and detail of our vision. It’s not known why some people are affected and others aren’t but genetics and poor lifestyle choices such as smoking and being overweight have been linked to the condition. 
The Importance of a Regular Eye Check-Up

The Importance of a Regular Eye Check-Up

When you lead a very busy and active life, it can sometimes be difficult to find time to attend some of the appointments that we are asked to go to, including regular eye check-ups. It may also seem like a low priority if you aren't currently experiencing any issues with the health of your eyes or your vision. Unfortunately, many people view eye appointments much like doctors’ visits and think that they are only necessary if there is a problem. However, attending regular eye check-ups are far more important than you may realize. Here’s why.
What are the Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery?

What are the Benefits of LASIK Eye Surgery?

It is easy to take our eyesight for granted. After all, many of us don’t fully realize just how much we rely on having clear vision until we start struggling to see clearly. If you have an eye exam and it reveals that you need corrective treatment to restore the clarity of your vision at all distances, you will need to have a think about which option suits you best. Unfortunately, both eyeglasses and contact lenses aren’t necessarily right for everyone, and many patients will need to make compromises and changes to their daily life when wearing either.
How Diabetes Can Damage Your Eyes

How Diabetes Can Damage Your Eyes

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in patients between the ages of 20 and 74. Fortunately, arming our patients with the information they need can help them become better advocates of their own care and keep them involved in maintaining a great vision for the rest of their lives.
How Sleep Affects Your Eye Health

How Sleep Affects Your Eye Health

It is very rare to find someone who doesn’t enjoy their sleep. Our bodies all require long periods of sleep for it to be able to rest, grow muscle, repair tissue and synthesize hormones. It also gives your brain an opportunity to sort and store the information of the day, as well as hopefully switching off and enabling you to relax without overthinking.
What are the Causes of Dry Eye?

What are the Causes of Dry Eye?

If you have ever found that your eyes are irritated, red, scratchy or feel like they have sand in them, you may have a condition called a dry eye.