astigmatism

No Stigma in Astigmatism

Have you ever been diagnosed with astigmatism? There’s a very good chance you have – according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about one in three people in the United States has the condition. Though the name may suggest otherwise (it’s not “a stigmatism”), there really is no stigma to this common condition. What is…

New Year Resolutions for Your Eyes

5 New Year Resolutions for Your Eyes

This New Year, you may have a long list of resolutions including ones revolving around health, relationships, religion, hobbies, and bucket list items. But have you ever thought about throwing improving your eye health in among your New Year resolutions? Perhaps you haven’t realized that some of your resolutions may actually affect your eyes’ health…

Optical Coherence Tomography

Uptown Eye Care Adds Exciting New OCT Technology – Optical Coherence Tomography

We are proud to announce the addition of OCT technology, or Optical Coherence Tomography, to our office. With this technology, we now have the ability to diagnose and monitor diseases of the retina, including Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Macular Edema (CME) and Glaucoma. Our new OCT allows us to diagnose these diseases early on, and create detailed treatment plans to limit their impact on our patients’ lives.

Carotenoids, Antioxidants, Free Radicals & Eye Health

So, what is the best way to develop an antioxidant defense strategy?

Studies show that consuming at least 8-10 servings of fruits and vegetables a day is a great way to boost your level of antioxidants. You should make sure to include bright red, orange, yellow and dark green colored fruits and vegetables. Realistically, many people live lifestyles that do not include eating the necessary amounts of these foods to impact antioxidant levels in their bodies. The good news is that there are some high quality supplements available on the market that can help make up for this deficit.

The doctors at Uptown Eye Care are now equipped to assist you in evaluating your level of carotenoids. The BioPhotonic Scanner can measure your antioxidant score in a matter of seconds.

The Uptown Eye Care Difference

Eye Care Services

Uptown Eye Care serves patients of all ages, with our eye care services designed to meet the needs of our patients from infancy through maturity. We provide total eye health care, from evaluating the developing vision in a young child to diagnosing and caring for the needs of the aging visual system.