Over the last couple of years, you may have noticed an uptick in people talking about computer glasses, or eyeglasses that are designed to filter out blue light from computer screens, smartphones, and tablets. Some people believe that blue light can lead to dry eyes, digital eye strain, and even permanent eye diseases down the road. But is blue light [...]
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November is National Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Awareness Month! This month, Eye Care Professionals encourages individuals to watch for the signs and symptoms associated with diabetes and diabetic eye disease. What are some common diabetes symptoms? Diabetes is a surprisingly common disorder, affecting 9.4 percent of the US population. As people get older, their likelihood of developing the disorder increases. [...]
Vision Myths: When it comes to preserving your vision, there are myths and there are facts. In this article, we’ll distinguish which is which, starting off with carrots. Carrots and other "Rabbit Food" According to popular myth, eating this rabbit food will enhance your vision. Is that true? Well, it’s not entirely false. Rich in vitamin A, carrots are good [...]
Pop quiz! Who is at a greater risk of developing eye disease: men or women? If you guessed “both”, then you’re not alone – but you’re also not correct. Despite common belief, women are significantly more likely to develop common eye diseases then men. According to a study conducted by the organization Prevent Blindness America, women make up the majority [...]
What should you know about snow blindness? Are you going skiing this winter? Snowboarding? Or do you plan to miss the cold weather entirely and spend the winter months on a beach somewhere, sipping a cold beverage and gazing out into the ocean? Regardless of your decision, Eye Care Professionals would like to take this opportunity to discuss what you [...]
At Eye Care Professionals, the most common questions we receive about LASIK surgery involve how successful it is. For instance, how many patients receive 20/20 vision? How many patients experience complications? And how many patients would recommend the procedure to friends and family? The LASIK success rate Thankfully, LASIK is one of the most well understood – and well-studied – [...]
Halloween is an exciting holiday for children and adults alike. Fun costumes, scary movies, deliciously spooky snacks… what’s not to love? This Halloween, Eye Care Professionals encourages our community to practice safe and healthy habits. Below, check out some of these eye safety tips for Halloween as recommended by the American Optometric Association! Bring a flashlight If you’re trick-or-treating at [...]
What’s the worst thing that could happen if you forget to wear your sunglasses? During the summer months, people tend to spend more time outdoors. If you leave your sunglasses at home, it might be tempting to shrug it off. You might need to squint a little, you figure. What’s the worst that could happen? As it turns out, exposure [...]
Did you know getting hit on the head during a football game can increase the risk of developing vision problems? In a study, the researchers raised concerns regarding football head impacts no matter how mild they may be. Led by Keisuke Kawata, a PhD candidate at Temple University, the researchers postulated that even non-concussive hits to the cranium can trigger [...]
It’s never too late to take care of your vision! September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to encourage people to start healthy habits and increase their physical, social, financial, and mental wellbeing. “We saw a need to draw attention to the myths of aging, to shout out ‘Hey, it’s not too late to take control of [...]
July is National Picnic month! This July, why not try out some picnic foods that are good for your eyesight? Below, we recommend some creative recipes that’ll feed both your stomach and your eyes. Pan Bagnat A pan bagnat is a sandwich that originates from the Provence region in France. Typical ingredients include tuna, green peppers, hard-boiled eggs, olives, tomato, [...]
Glaucoma, also known as the “silent thief of sight,” is one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide. In honor of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, Eye Care Professionals encourages our patients to learn about the symptoms of glaucoma and preventative measures that can be taken. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic [...]
In the month surrounding the Fourth of July, an average of 280 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries. This July, Eye Care Professionals encourages our community to take care and practice fireworks safety when using backyard fireworks. Fireworks safety 101 Every year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes an annual report about fireworks-related injuries [...]
The week before Memorial Day marks Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, an annual awareness week that aims to prevent drowning, pool chemical injuries, and illness outbreaks. This year, Eye Care Professionals encourages our patients to pay special attention to their contact lens habits, particularly if they’re thinking about swimming with contact lenses. Is it safe to wear contact lenses in [...]