Always err on the side of caution when it comes to your vision. Many mild symptoms can mimic those of more serious eye diseases and permanently damage vision if left untreated. Notify your eye doctor immediately if you notice sudden changes or have an eye injury. Your ophthalmologist will help evaluate and triage your symptoms.
Changes in the eye’s blood vessels may signal an elevated risk of heart disease, stroke or aneurysm. If your eye doctor sees any of these signs during a dilated eye exam, it could be literally life-saving!
September is Healthy Aging Month and a great time to see your eye doctor.
Think of your annual ophthalmology visit as a primary care check-up for your eyes. The tests given during a complete exam help identify chronic conditions that may be impacting your vision, such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Damage seen to blood vessels at the back of the eye can signal changes that need to be addressed.
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month Whether work-from-home or at the office, complaints of eye strain have soared over the past year as workers combat increased screen time. Non-stop Zoom calls, constant messaging and staring at computer screen, all make for tired, strained eyes by the end of the day. But feeling the strain can be a symptom of several eye conditions, especially for those over 40. Common Culprits of Eye Strain 2 Digital Devices
We throw around a lot of big words in eye care. Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract, Pterygium, Astigmatism, Retinopathy… you get the picture. But rather than worry about what they all mean, it’s important to remember that prioritizing regular eye exams can prevent big word problems that you never saw coming. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Let’s begin there. What