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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.
UV Protection: Protect Your Eyes Against UV Rays Huntersville, NC

UV Protection: Protect Your Eyes Against UV Rays Huntersville, NC

UV or Ultraviolet rays are beams of ultraviolet radiation that are emitted primarily by the sun but can also be produced by some artificial sources such as tanning lamps.
What is Ortho-K and Who Can Benefit From It? Huntersville, NC

What is Ortho-K and Who Can Benefit From It? Huntersville, NC

Ortho-K, officially known as orthokeratology, is a fairly new form of non-surgical treatment that is now being recognized and offered by leading optometrists around the U.S.
Back to School Glasses

Back to School Glasses

Back to School Glasses from Lakeside Eye Associates Get your students ready for a successful year with back to school glasses from Lakeside Eye Associates. Our office is easy to reach Read more