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How to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Strain

With office jobs requiring computer use, smartphone technology connecting us in an instant, and ever-expanding television sizes captivating our attention, it’s no surprise that screens are a modern facet of daily life. You are reading this on a screen right now, in fact, and it’s likely that this is not the only article you have …

3 Ways UV Rays Can Impact Eye Health

Living in Florida, many are aware that exposure to ultraviolet rays of light from the sun can be damaging. However, when it comes to UV rays, more people are aware of damage to the skin than the eye. In fact, Americans are more likely to identify the long-term effects of UV on their skin than …

Why Should Adults Routinely Have Their Vision Checked?

Adults without vision problems may be tempted to avoid routine checkups, and those who require corrective lenses may only visit an eye doctor after losing or damaging a pair of glasses. However, it is recommended to have a comprehensive eye exam annually or every two years, depending on your age, risk factors and whether you …

Know Before You Go: What to Expect During and After Laser Eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery often brings to mind LASIK, which is used to correct vision problems. However, LASIK is not the only important laser eye procedure. Lasers can be used during procedures to correct cataracts, glaucoma, and other eye diseases and injuries.   If you have cataracts, glaucoma, or other trauma to the eye, laser eye surgery …

Is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) Right for Me?

Laser eye surgery typically calls to mind Lasik, which corrects deficiencies in the eye and eliminates the need for corrective lenses. However, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), a type of laser technology, can also be used to correct more serious eye issues, including glaucoma. For this procedure, an ophthalmologist applies an advanced “cold laser” through a …

3 Ways Your Vision May Change with Age

Many people experience changes in their vision as they age. In fact, over 12 million people over the age of 40 in the U.S. have some form of eye impairment, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Changes in vision can feel jarring or worrisome, but for the most part, these changes are a normal …

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Eye Exam

What to Expect at Your Child’s First Eye Exam Taking your child for an eye exam is important to help spot common eye problems and promote your child’s development. According to the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, even if your child is not showing signs of vision problems, they still need their eyes …

What is Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) Laser Eye Surgery?

Glaucoma is a fairly common eye problem in adults. In fact, nearly 3 million Americans have glaucoma, and it’s the leading cause of blindness in people over 40 worldwide. Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the optic nerve is progressively damaged and it typically occurs as a result of abnormally high pressure in one …

What Can I Do to Prevent Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that can damage the optic nerve, sometimes resulting in permanent vision loss. Along with age-related macular degeneration and cataract, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness and low-vision in the United States. Many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs, meaning that you may not notice …

How Often Should I Get an Eye Exam?

If you keep on top of your health, you likely have annual appointments set up with your doctor and dentist. But did you know that it’s just as important to get a regular eye exam? Eye exams are crucial for protecting eyesight and spotting eye diseases early — it’s not enough to get a vision …