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Getting Help With My Vision

One day when I was at work, I realized that I was having a hard time making out the memos and texts that were right in front of me. Instead of ignoring the issue, I decided to meet with an eye doctor. Although I was sure that the problem was nothing or temporary, the doctor explained to me that I suffered from a degenerative eye disease. I was devastated, but I knew that I needed to press on. It has been a rough few years, but I have learned a lot about the journey. Check out this blog for information and motivation about eye care challenges.



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4 Serious Health Conditions That Can Be Detected Through A Routine Eye Exam
16 February 2018

Many people assume that they only need to make an

Three Ways Smoking Affects Your Eyesight
1 December 2017

One important thing smokers should realize about t

5 Tips For Wearing Contact Lenses
7 September 2017

The key to helping you see better may rest in wear

The Benefits Of Sunglasses For Patients Who Do Not Need Prescription Lenses
14 August 2017

If you wear prescription glasses, you probably und

What Type Of Contact Lens Is Right For You?
6 April 2016

There are many types of contacts available.  

2 Cataract Treatments That Allow Ophthalmologists To Skip The Scalpel

If you are at risk for developing cataracts later in life or know someone who is beginning to develop them, then you may dread the time when you or the person you love has to go under the knife to have them removed. Although traditional cataract surgery is very safe, many people simply fear it because the thought of having their eyes cut into with a scalpel just sounds scary. There is now a cataract-removal surgery that allows doctors to skip the scalpel and another treatment still in development that may one day make removing cataracts completely non-surgical. Read More 

4 Things You Need To Know About Epiretinal Membranes

Epiretinal membranes, also known as epimacular membranes or macular puckers, are tissue that forms on the macula, the part of the retina that is responsible for high-acuity vision as well as central vision. Your macula makes it possible for you to see fine detail, but if an epiretinal membrane develops, that fine detail may be lost. Here are four things you need to know about epiretinal membranes. What are the symptoms of epiretinal membranes? Read More 

What Are The Signs Of Retinal Detachment?

The retina is in the back of your eye. It helps to translate what you see to impulses that can go through the optic nerve and into your brain. Sometimes your retina can become detached from the back of your eye. If that happens, you could become blind if you aren't treated. So, how can you tell if your retina has become detached, and what can you do if it does? Read More 

Tips On Preparing Your Child For Their First Eye Exam

Whether you suspect that your child is having vision problems or it's simply time for their first visit to the optometrist, it's a good idea to know what to expect. Since your child will likely be around five or six years old for their first visit to the eye doctor, you'll want to do your best to make this an experience for them to look forward to instead of being frightened. Read More