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Can Diabetes Cause Blindness?

Diabetes can cause various eye diseases that lead to vision loss and blindness. Before you ever reach those outcomes, however, you can take steps to protect your sight.

Jul 22nd, 2021
What Is a Cataract?

You’ve probably heard of cataracts. After all, they’re one of the most common age-related eye conditions in the United States. But what is a cataract, how can you tell if you have one, and what can you do about it?

Jun 13th, 2021
Am I a Candidate for LASIK?

Do you dream of waking up and being able to see clearly without having to reach for your glasses? Maybe it’s time to find out if you’re a good candidate for LASIK, which can make your dream become a reality.

May 5th, 2021
Two Kinds of Dry Eye

Millions of Americans suffer from dry eye, but it’s likely that many people don’t realize there are two different types of the condition: evaporative and aqueous. What’s the difference, and how does it affect your treatment options?

Apr 1st, 2021
Can Glaucoma Lead to Blindness?

Glaucoma is sometimes called “the silent thief of sight.” However, a glaucoma diagnosis doesn’t condemn you to a life without vision. Take a few moments to learn more about how to prevent glaucoma-related vision loss.

Mar 4th, 2021
When to Seek Treatment for Floaters

There it is again, that little gray speck that floats across your field of vision. It’s called a floater, and floaters are usually benign, but they can be a sign of a serious eye problem. Find out when to seek treatment for your floaters.

Feb 7th, 2021
What Does LASIK Feel Like?

Does the idea of waking up in the morning and being able to see without reaching for your glasses appeal to you? If you've been thinking about LASIK but have concerns about what to expect during the surgery, take a moment to learn more about it.

Jan 1st, 2021
Early Warning Signs of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “silent thief of sight” for a sad truth behind it. Glaucoma gradually damages your vision before you ever notice a problem. So, are there any warning signs you should be looking out for?

Dec 1st, 2020
What to Expect After Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed in the United States. If you’re one of the millions of people who need cataract surgery to restore their vision, take a moment to learn what to expect after your procedure.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Am I Too Old for LASIK Surgery?

Millions of people have been able to put away their glasses and contact lenses for good because of LASIK surgery. While there are some limitations on who is eligible, is your age one of them?

Oct 8th, 2020
Why Sun Protection Is Important for Your Eyes

We all know it's important to slather on the sunscreen every day and to stay vigilant about reapplication when we're out in the sun. But did you know you also need to protect your eyes from UV rays? Take a moment to learn why.

Jul 20th, 2020
Cataract Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and After

Millions of Americans have cataract surgery every year, making it one of the most common surgical procedures today. Since about half of people in the US develop cataracts after age 65, learn what to expect before, during, and after cataract surgery.

Jun 16th, 2020
Getting Rid of Pesky Floaters

Most of the time, those specks and strings that float across your vision are harmless, despite the distraction they create. But what are they exactly, and how can you get rid of them? Learn what causes floaters and when to talk to your eye doctor.

May 21st, 2020
Dry Eyes: A Sign of Illness?

Dry eyes can be annoying, for sure, but when does an annoyance become a serious problem? Learn which diseases and conditions may be associated with dry eyes, and what to do if you think you have dry eyes.

Apr 9th, 2020
The Link Between Diabetes and Vision Problems

When you think of diabetes, you may think of obesity, heart disease, or high blood pressure. Those things can certainly be a product of — or a contributor to — diabetes, but one surprising thing you may not associate with diabetes is blindness.

Mar 5th, 2020
I Have Astigmatism: Do I Need Glasses or Surgery?

If you think you have astigmatism or have recently been diagnosed with astigmatism, you may be wondering about treatment options — contacts, glasses, or surgery? What happens if you don’t get astigmatism treated? We have your answers.

Jan 31st, 2020
Why You Should Never Ignore the Symptoms of Glaucoma

Your vision is blurry, but you figure it’s because you’re not getting enough sleep, or you’re spending too much time on your eye-straining devices. But if you have vision changes, red eyes, or eye pain with headaches, you might have glaucoma.

Jan 1st, 2020
Lifestyle Tips to Cope With Chronic Dry Eye

Everyone has dry eyes sometimes, perhaps after a day at the beach or many hours of staring at a monitor. Typically, after some rest, your eyes feel better. Chronic dry eye is a more persistent condition, but lifestyle changes can give you relief.

Dec 1st, 2019
How to Decide If LASIK® Is Right for You

LASIK® surgery can transform your vision, freeing you from needing eyeglasses or corrective lenses. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering LASIK.

Nov 1st, 2019
Am I at Risk of Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease that can lead to blindness. While the condition can’t be reversed, early detection is the key to saving your vision. Learn whether you may be at risk.

Oct 1st, 2019
Myths and Facts About Contact Lenses

Tired of glasses but afraid to try contacts? Myths surrounding contact lenses can scare people off, but most aren’t factual. Don’t let myths stop you from enjoying the benefits of contacts. Read on to learn the facts.

Sep 1st, 2019
Do You Need to See an Optometrist for Dry Eyes?

Dry eyes are bothersome. But are they dangerous? Learn why tears are an important factor in keeping your eyes healthy and why you may want to see an optometrist for persistent dry eyes.

Jun 18th, 2019
How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eyes

Diabetes can pose lots of health risks, including vision loss. If you have diabetes, having routine eye exams is an important part of preventing blindness. Here's what you should know about diabetic eye disease and its treatment.

Mar 1st, 2019
Considering LASIK? Find Out If You Are Eligible

LASIK has literally changed the way millions of people see, helping men and women enjoy clear vision without relying on glasses or contacts. Still, LASIK isn't a good choice for everyone. Here's how to tell if LASIK is right for you.

Feb 5th, 2019
Am I at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Have you been screened for macular degeneration? Knowing the risks may just save your vision. This incurable eye disease can be treated, and the sooner you know you have it, the better chance you have of keeping your sight. Here’s what you need to know.

Jan 8th, 2019
The Benefits of Visiting a Glaucoma Specialist

Glaucoma is a very common cause of blindness in the U.S., especially in people over 60 years of age. If you have glaucoma or you're at risk for it, here's how a glaucoma specialist can help you avoid permanent vision loss.

Dec 17th, 2018
What Is Diabetic Eye Disease - And Are You at Risk?

If you have diabetes, understanding how the disease can affect your eyesight is critical for preventing vision loss. Diabetic eye disease includes three different types of eye diseases more common among diabetics. Learn what they are & what the risks are.

Nov 29th, 2018
Top 5 Reasons Why LASIK Is Still So Popular

Though LASIK surgery is passing its 20th birthday, there’s nothing dated about the way it improves your eyesight to the extent you no longer need corrective lenses. Say goodbye to eyeglasses and contacts immediately after your LASIK procedure.

Sep 26th, 2018
Understanding Flashers and Floaters

Though eye flashers and floaters are common as you get older, in some cases they could be indicating a more serious condition. Understanding how these visual effects develop can help you get prompt treatment to rule out serious eye problems.

Oct 16th, 2018
How Sunglasses Protect Your Eyes

Think sunglasses are just a fashion statement? Sunglasses protect your eyes from serious conditions that can lead to vision loss. Here’s how to choose some shades that protect your eyes while still adding to your sense of style.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Cataract Surgery 101: Understanding Your Options

It’s Cataract Awareness Month! Cataracts affect about 2.4 million people in the United States and are the leading cause of vision loss. Find out what you need to know about cataract surgery so you can protect your vision as you age.

Jun 26th, 2018
Preventing Computer Eye Strain

You’ve been working in front of a screen all day and now your eyes feel itchy and irritated. Should you be worried? Are you endangering your vision? Computer eye strain is real, and there are a few things you can do to avoid it.

May 18th, 2018
5 Tips for Preventing Dry Eye

Dry eyes can lead to discomfort and irritation, keeping you from the things you like to do. Yet, in many cases, dry eyes are avoidable with some simple fixes. We offer up these five tips to keep your eyes moist and happy.

Mar 30th, 2018
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