10 facts about diabetic retinopathy

Anyone with diabetes—type 1, type 2 or gestational—is at risk for diabetic retinopathy. So if you have diabetes, it's good for you to learn as much as you can about this eye disease, including these 10 important facts. 1. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar damages your retina—the light-sensitive lining found at the back of your eye. Sugar can block tiny blood vessels in your retina, causing them to bleed or leak fluid. Your eyes try to compensate by growing new b...

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11/24/2020 2:23:00 PM Comments(0)

Safety tips for contact lens wearers

OK, be honest here: If you wear contact lenses, when was the last time you replaced the lens storage case? Has it been longer than 90 days? And do you ever wear your contact lenses while taking a shower? It may surprise you to know that these are just a few of the risky contact lens habits that can increase your chances of getting an infection or other serious eye problem. Before you pop another lens into your eyes, read on to learn how best to protect your peepers. We love our contact lenses. T...

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10/30/2019 10:35:00 AM Comments(0)

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that cause pressure to build inside the eyeball and can damage the optic nerve. In its earliest stages, it rarely causes symptoms. If left untreated, however, it can slowly start to rob you of your sight. Roughly 2.5 million people are afflicted with the most common form of glaucoma. It can strike anyone, but some demographics have a higher risk of getting it, including people who are over 60, African Americans over the age of 40 and those with a family histor...

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1/21/2019 11:11:00 AM Comments(0)

Focus on children's eye safety

As children grow up, they often get to experience some pretty amazing things. There's so much in this world to discover—and see. Unfortunately, thousands of children in the U.S. endure eye injuries every year that can seriously threaten their vision. Many of these injuries are avoidable. To help keep your kids' eyes safe, follow these tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology and other experts: Insist on proper eye protection. Many eye injuries occur during sports. For that reason, e...

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7/16/2018 4:54:00 PM Comments(0)