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How Does Diabetes Affect Your Eyes?

If you recently received a diagnosis of diabetes, you may have also become aware that being diabetic does increase a person's risk for developing certain eye conditions...


What Is Keratoconus and Corneal Disease?

Keratoconus is a degenerative, progressive disease in which the cornea thins and bulges into a cone shape losing its natural symmetry. KERATO (cornea) and CONUS (cone-shaped) are derived from the changes that happen to the cornea...


What Is Diabetic Eye Disease?

Diabetes can be challenging to manage on its own, but it can also make patients more likely to develop a variety of other health concerns. Diabetic eye disease refers to several possible secondary eye conditions that people with diabetes may develop...


What Is Vision Therapy?

Vision therapy has received increasing attention from the public over the past few years, and it's no wonder why: this treatment approach for eye conditions like lazy eye, double vision, amblyopia, and more can have an incredible impact on patients' lives....


What Is The First Sign of Cataracts?

Cataracts may be more common than you think. According to the National Eye Institute, more than half of all Americans age 80 or older either have cataracts or have had surgery to get rid of cataracts...


Are Eye Drops Ok to Use With Contacts?

New contact lens wearers need to be aware there are some restrictions to using eye drops while they're wearing contact lenses. Even so, there are those times when a person needs to use drops, and they may not necessarily be compatible with contacts (e.g., eye drops for allergies). When these situations arise...


Tips for First Time Contact Lens Wearers

If you've recently been fitted for contact lenses for the first time, congratulations! Most people soon learn to love the comfort and convenience associated with wearing a pair of well-fitting contact lenses...


How to Safeguard Your Child's Eyesight

Healthy eyesight helps children to experience their world and interact with different objects. Teaching our children about good eye habits is one of the best approaches to support their learning process...


What Is Macular Degeneration?

If you've noticed a sudden, gradual, or progressive decrease in your central vision (the part you see when you look straight ahead) and are over 45 years of age, then the chances are that you have some form of macular degeneration...


What Is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a vision condition that affects both near and distant vision. It occurs when the cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of the eye — is shaped differently from one side to another. This irregular shape causes light entering your eye to focus incorrectly on your retina, resulting in blurred vision...