Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to use and produce insulin to control blood glucose levels. We wonder how many readers are aware that diabetes can affect your heart, kidneys, legs, nerves, and even your gums and teeth. In addition, this disease affects your vision if you’re not keeping blood sugar levels in check. Today we deal with one issue. How does diabetes cause vision loss?Read More »How Does Diabetes Cause Vision Loss?
Getting older has some benefits, problematic health issues, and it’s inevitable. One of those problematic health issues is age-related macular degeneration, and 10 million Americans suffer from its consequences. It is the leading cause of vision loss, and more adults have it than have glaucoma and cataracts combined. If you are over 60 years old, pay attention to these 7 signs you have age-related macular degeneration.Read More »7 Signs You Have Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Diabetic retinopathy is a progressive disease that can lead to irreversible vision loss if not treated. If you are a diabetic, we hope that message gets your attention. Most people are not even aware they have it until the final stage of the disease. However, an ophthalmologist can diagnose diabetic retinopathy in its early stages before any symptoms appear and protect your vision. Let us help you understand the four stages of diabetic retinopathy.Read More »Understanding the Four Stages of Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes is a health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. 37 million Americans have diabetes and another 96 million have pre-diabetes, and in the last two decades the number of adults newly diagnosed with diabetes has doubled. This disease affects many systems in our bodies, and one of the most well-known effects is what it can do to your vision. The longer you have diabetes, the more serious the effects. What are the signs that diabetes is affecting your eyes?Read More »What Are the Signs That Diabetes Is Affecting Your Eyes?
When it comes to your family’s eye care, each member of your family may be seeing a different kind of eye doctor. That’s because each member has their own specific eye care needs. It is essential to see the right type of doctor, but how do you know who to see?Read More »When Should You See an Ophthalmologist vs an Optometrist
It has been said, “Don’t regret growing old; it’s a privilege denied to many.” As we age, lots of things change. Things sag, things spread… Read More »Eye Changes Aging Adults Should Watch For
A retinal detachment sounds scary and serious, and it is. It is a vision-threatening emergency, and you should get treatment as soon as possible. Let’s… Read More »The Types and Causes of Retinal Detachment
We all have our favorite pair of sunglasses, and mostly we like how we look in them. That’s fine as long as they have UV… Read More »Does Wearing Sunglasses Really Protect Your Eyes?
Many of us are planning our spring and summer vacations, and this could include flying to a faraway island or just across the country to visit relatives. In preparation, consider your vision care, what you should take with you, what might prevent you from getting on a plane, and what common eye issues you might encounter. Eye conditions and travel plans: what you should know.Read More »Eye Conditions and Travel Plans: What You Should Know