As the beginning of July approaches, many families will find themselves on vacation, at a neighborhood party or family get together celebrating our country’s freedom. Often a staple of the back yard barbeques, parades, family gathering and other events are sparklers, fireworks, and other colorful explosions that light up the night. It is also a time that many individuals find themselves taking a trip to the E.R. or doctor’s office with an eye injury resulting from improper handling of fireworks and sparklers.
Many people find it… Continue reading
Have you noticed that your vision has become cloudy, or that you have trouble seeing in dark settings? These are signs of cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States; however, vision loss due to cataracts is reversible!
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks or changes the light that passes into the eye. Cataract surgery is one of the most common types of eye surgery with a 95% success rate. Recent studies have… Continue reading
Have you ever experienced a spot in your field of vision? This is often referred to as eye floaters. In most cases these floaters will appear in your field of vision when you look at something bright such as a white screen or the sky. These are spots that you can see and appear to float as you look around. Eye floaters can be present in one or both eyes.
Floaters are caused by strands, deposits, or liquid pockets developing on the vitreous humor, or the back part of the… Continue reading
Hopefully the last snow is behind us for 2016. As spring unfolds the plants began to bloom, birds begin to chirp and the grass begins to grow. For those with allergies this may be a challenging time as their nose begins to run and their eyes become itchy red and watery and they just feel miserable.
Having allergies can also lead to problems with eye infections such as conjunctivitis, or pink eye. There are two different types of conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis… Continue reading
Spring is a time to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Many times this means getting involved in spring sports. As you grab your lacrosse gear, you baseball bat or other sports gear, remember that it is also important to grab your eye protection!
With about 90% of sport related eye injuries being preventable, it is time to take action. Making sure that you have the proper eye protection is key to keeping your eyes safe from foreign objects entering the… Continue reading
As spring appears and everything begins to bloom it becomes that time of year when construction, spring cleaning, and landscaping start. Many people take the time to knock out a spring project or two in order to spruce up around the house and make it look nicer.
As you step outdoors remember the eye protection. Eye protection from not only foreign debris entering the eye but also from the… Continue reading
March is National Workplace Eye Wellness month. While there are many jobs with a higher probability of eye injury, there are just as many occupations that people may not think about which can also be hard on your eyes.
When we think of jobs that can be dangerous to your eyes, the most common images that come to mind are those such as, contractors, construction workers, laborers, metal workers etc. We also want to stress… Continue reading
Did you know that your eye works like a camera that transmits pictures to the brain? Your brain processes what you are seeing. The light passes through the lens of your eye and is recorded in the retina in the back of your eye.
Your retina has two cells called rods and cones. The rods see black and white and the cones see color. They work together to turn the pictures you see with your eyes into electronic messages for the brain. Sometimes people can’t see all the colors and… Continue reading
February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) awareness month. We want to make sure that you know what side effects to be on the lookout for. While there is not cure for Macular Degeneration early detection is key to slowing down vision loss and keeping your sight.
Macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss. It is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina. The central portion of the retina, known as the macula, is responsible for focusing vision for the eye, allowing… Continue reading
It is easy to make sure that you have the essentials; warm gloves, hats, a warm coat, good snow boots and even hand warmers for many of us. There is one piece of winter clothing that many people tend to overlook – eye gear. Having the proper eye gear can help to reduce the chances of snow blindness.
Snow blindness, also known as Photo keratitis, is when the cornea becomes inflamed from exposure to the harmful UV rays… Continue reading