The Sight Stealer The eyes have it – ocular health is key to maintaining lifelong sight! But all peeper puns aside, January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is the term for a set of diseases that damages the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss and blindness. The most common form. . .
Your Eyes Are A Precious Gift–Protect Them During The Holidays The holiday season does present a real eye injury threat. For those who celebrate Christmas, that risk begins even before the actual day. Some of the most frequent holiday-related eye injuries come from the Christmas tree itself. Holiday eye safety. . .
It’s the most wonderful time of the year ✨ in honor of Holiday Spirit Week, we asked our employees to write down their favorite holiday traditions and share a photo if they like. 🎁 Enjoy these special sentiments from our staff, and stay tuned for part 2.✨ 🎄CHRISTMAS EVE @. . .
Overview of Smoking and Eyesight Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. If you smoke, you can develop serious eye conditions that can cause vision loss or blindness. Two of the greatest threats to your eyesight are: Macular degeneration Cataracts Macular. . .
What is World KC Day? World Keratoconus Day is celebrated on November 10th. It is sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation, an educational program of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as educating and advocating for those living. . .
Blueberries These violet-hued gems are rich in anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that bolster collagen structure in the retina and provide extra vision protection, notes Johanna Seddon, M.D., an expert on macular degeneration and coauthor of Eat Right for Your Sight. They also may improve vision in people with normal tension glaucoma, a. . .
HOW GERMS GET ON YOUR GLASSES & WHY IT MATTERS You might not think (or want to think) of your glasses as another place where germs hang out, but your hands can easily collect bacteria, mold spores, and other eye irritants and leave them on your lenses and frames. Bacteria. . .
BEHIND THE MASK WHO: Aly, our wonderful and talented Lead Optician. AT WORK: At Laser Eye, she manages the Optical Department. She will educate patients about their vision and help them with the process of obtaining glasses or contacts. On Friday’s, you can find her working as an Ophthalmic Technician. . .