The leading cause of permanent central vision loss for adults over the age of 65 is age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. The CDC estimates that 1.8 million Americans over the age of 40 have AMD, and another 7.3 million are at risk for developing AMD. February is AMD Awareness Month, so let’s take a closer look at what AMD is.
You have completed your eye doctor appointment, you were prescribed contact lenses, and now you are at home staring at the box full of lenses. If only you could remember everything you were told at your contact lens instruction class. You know they are supposed to be kept moist, but how else do you care for them? Crank up your contact lens confidence and competence with our tips. Not only will your contact lenses thank you, but your eyes will, too!
The 2014 Annual Meeting for the Minnesota Optometric Association will be held this week, Feb 7 & 8th at River Centre in St. Paul. Uptown Eye Care staff will be closed this Friday and Saturday so the staff can take advantage of the excellent continuing education courses being offered.
Diabetes is a disease that affects every part of the body, including the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness in the Unites States. Often there are no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy. Come and hear Dr. Tracy Schauer talk about diabetes and the effects on the eye. Learn what you can do to help prevent this sight threatening complication of diabetes.