How to Prevent Glaucoma from Worsening

Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to irreversible vision loss if left untreated. However, there are several proactive measures that individuals can take to slow down or prevent the worsening of glaucoma. In this blog post, we will explore several essential steps you can incorporate into your lifestyle to protect your vision…

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When is It Too Late to Treat a Lazy Eye?

Lazy eyes are the most common cause of vision loss in children. In fact, up to three out of 100 children have a lazy eye. In today’s blog post, we’ll be taking a look at them and answering the question: when is it too late to treat one? What is Lazy Eye? According to Mayo…

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Macular Hole FAQs

Macular holes are a less common eye condition, only affecting approximately eight people out of every 100,000. If you know or suspect you have a macular hole in your eye, you likely have some questions about the condition and its treatment options. In today’s blog post, we’re answering some of the most frequently asked questions…

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Myopia vs. Hyperopia vs. Presbyopia

Did you know that only 35% of people have perfect (20/20) vision? Unfortunately, that leaves the majority of us with less than perfect vision. And even those lucky enough to enjoy perfect vision now will likely experience some degree of vision impairment with age. Thankfully, corrective measures like glasses, eye contacts, and laser eye surgery…

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How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

Corneal scratches, also referred to as corneal abrasions, are among some of the most common eye injuries. While they are not typically serious, it is important to understand the symptoms and treatment of them so that you can know the proper actions to take should you suffer a scratched cornea. What is a Cornea? The…

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Can Cataracts Come Back?

Cataracts are extremely common, affecting over 20 million Americans. In fact, one in five people over the age of 65 will experience cataracts. It makes sense, then, that cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures in the country. Every year, over three million individuals in America will undergo cataract surgery, which is…

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What is Vitreous Gel?

The eye is a complex organ. Like most of our organs, we tend not to think about our eyes until they are not working as they should or we experience some type of discomfort. But whether we think about it or not, the eye is made of several parts that work together to help us…

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Can You Get LASIK Twice?

LASIK is a common surgery in the United States, with nearly 600,000 procedures occurring every single year. Statistically, this surgery has an extremely high success rate; nearly 92% of individuals experience 20/40 or better vision following the quick procedure. While the success rate of LASIK is high, many people understandably have questions and concerns regarding…

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Retinal Tear vs. Detachment

Retinal tears and detachments are related eye conditions that can become very serious, even leading to blindness. Retinal tears are common, with nearly one in ten people developing one at some point during their lifetime. Retinal detachments, on the other hand, are less common, occurring in approximately one in 300 people. Keep reading to learn…

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Pinguecula vs. Pterygium

When it comes to ocular vocabulary, many of us are familiar with common eye conditions and their related names, such as glaucoma and cataracts. But there are many lesser known eye conditions that are quite common. Two of those conditions, pinguecula and pterygium, are easy to confuse because they are extremely similar. Today we will…

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