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KEEPING SIGHT OF AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

As the US population ages, cases of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) are expected to double.  Right now more than 2 million people are affected by AMD. Although AMD is the most common cause of eyesight problems in people over 50 years old, it doesn’t affect...

Keeping an “Eye” on your Eyes

Healthy eyes are an important part of your overall health plan.  There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best.  Follow these simple steps as you age: Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Your vision may seem fine to...

Fall Sports Concussions

It’s Football Season Again! Football season opens more discussions about concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBI) but they are not isolated to football – soccer and field hockey are also sports with risks for head injuries.  In fact, cheerleaders have the fifth...

Add an Eye Exam to your Back to School Checklist

Back-to-school time is upon us and while many students’ lists include backpacks, rulers, and new shoes, there’s one more thing parents need on their back-to-school checklist – a comprehensive eye health and vision exam for their student. Studies show that as much as...

School and Sports Have Tremendous Visual Demands

The school year is almost here! As kids prepare to work their brains, keep in mind that being a student also places great demand on their eyes. Time for an Eye Exam It’s always a good idea to have your student’s eyes checked at the start of a new school year. As much...

Your Children’s Vision and Success in School

Early eye examinations are crucial to make sure children have normal, healthy vision so they can perform better at schoolwork or play.Students may give up on their classwork rather than admit they can’t see what their teacher is writing on the board.  This seemingly...

Five Features of Children’s Sunwear that are Musts

In addition to having lenses that block 100 percent of the sun's UVA and UVB rays and a significant amount of potentially harmful blue light, children's sunglasses should also have these features: Impact-resistant lenses.The best lenses for children's sunglasses are...

Summer can be Dangerous for Adults over 60

Most of us look forward to summer but hot weather can be dangerous, particularly to adults over 60. A University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40% of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over 65. There are several reasons why boomers and...

Do children really need sunglasses?

According to most eye doctors and researchers, the answer is an emphatic "yes."  Because children tend to spend more time outdoors than most adults, experts say nearly half of a person's lifetime exposure to ultraviolet radiation can take place by age 18.  ...