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Cataract Awareness Month 2022: Breakthrough Research & Findings

June 1 marks the first day of Cataract Awareness Month, a month when we celebrate sight, science and hope. The month was officially named in 2020 by Prevent Blindness to educate the public on symptoms, types of cataracts, cataract surgery and more. About 42% of all blindness cases worldwide are caused by cataracts. Closer to… Read More


National Donate Life Month: Corneal Tissue Transplants

April is National Donate Life Month, encouraging Americans to register to be organ, eye and tissue donors. While whole eye transplants are not currently possible, it is possible to donate corneal tissue to help restore the vision of those in need.  A corneal tissue transplant, or keratoplasty, is a procedure that helps restore the eyesight… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration & Low Vision Awareness Month

Low vision affects millions of Americans, especially older adults. During the month of February, we observe Low Vision Month to create awareness of the difficulties of living with vision impairments, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and the rehabilitation services available to help. What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central portion… Read More


How COVID-19 Can Affect Eye Health

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise during the winter season, it’s important to consider the serious impact it can have on your health. Although much remains unknown when it comes to the virus, we know it can negatively impact your breathing, concentration, sleep and mental health, among many other symptoms. But how does COVID-19 affect… Read More


Eye-Doctor Approved Holiday Gifts

December is Safe Toy and Gifts Month, and as the holidays approach, it’s important to keep safety in mind when purchasing gifts for your loved ones, especially children. In 2018, over 225,000 children were hospitalized due to toy-related injuries, many of which included lacerations, corneal abrasions and ocular hyphema (blood in the eye). Eyes are… Read More


Eye Health Awareness During National Diabetes Month

Around 30 million people in the United States are diabetic. Diabetes significantly increases the risk for vision loss and blindness, and the longer a person has diabetes, the greater their risk. This November, we’re observing National Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Our goal is to spread awareness of one of the leading causes of blindness and… Read More


October Welcomes National Health Education Week

Although our health is extremely important often everyday life can get in the way of making good choices and healthy habits. Thus, a movement began in 1995 to spread awareness of public health issues and the importance of health education. We would like to join the movement in encouraging overall health and addressing the vital… Read More


How to Avoid Eye Strain

Eye strain symptoms can appear after using your sight for an extended period of time especially when concentrating on one area. You may notice headaches, blurriness, dryness, irritation, and pain in the neck, shoulders, or back. Not giving your vision an opportunity to recover can cause discomfort, but below are helpful tips in avoiding such… Read More


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September is Healthy Aging Month!

It is an ideal time to take a closer look at your lifestyle and habits. The way we live our lives has a direct impact on our longevity and happiness. A good diet and regular exercise can give you more active years as you grow older including prolonging optimum eyesight. Aging and Our Eyes Our… Read More