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I Have Diabetes — How Often Should I Have My Eyes Checked? Feb 7th, 2020

All those daily finger sticks to check your blood sugar and diagnostic labs designed to monitor your diabetes control can put a kink in your schedule and get downright painful at times. But they’re a necessary part of preventing the serious health complications associated with diabetes. Diabetic eye exams are...

Glaucoma Is a Leading Cause of Blindness: What You Need to Know Jan 3rd, 2020

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, and there’s a good reason to call attention to this condition, which can lead to blindness: the National Eye Institute estimates that the number of Americans with glaucoma will increase by 58% in the next 10 years.  Glaucoma is, in fact, the leading cause...

Glasses Versus Contacts. Which One is Right For You? Dec 10th, 2019

If the time has come for you to correct your vision, you have some important choices to make.  Should you choose contact lenses or conventional glasses? Both are effective at correcting vision problems, so your choice really comes down to what’s best for your eyes and what’s best for your...

Here's What Your Ophthalmologist Is Looking for During Your Eye Exam Nov 8th, 2019

Like most people, you may only think you need to see the ophthalmologist if you wear glasses or you’re no longer able to read without holding your book at arm’s length. But a comprehensive eye exam is more than a vision test. It’s a physical examination of your eye that...