We all know there are many benefits the body reaps from exercise: stronger muscles and bones, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and improved mood are some of the most well-known. What is less well known is that exercise may actually cause better vision, too! It is expected that by the year 2050,…
When you go to the eye clinic, you may hear many terms used that you are not sure of the definition. When your eye doctor says your vision is 20/20 (or 20/100), what exactly does he mean? If the eye doctor tells you that your daughter may need vision therapy, what exactly is vision therapy? In this post we’ll explain common vision terms used at the eye doctor’s clinic and what they mean.
In the United States, glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma actually describes a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve, resulting in vision loss or blindness. The exact cause of glaucoma is not known, though the disease is generally thought to be the result of an increase in the…
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that cause damage to the optic nerve and results in partial loss of vision or even complete blindness. 2.2 million Americans are estimated to have glaucoma, but it is estimated that only half know that they have it1. Glaucoma is…
Pregnancy can affect every part of a woman’s body, eyes included. Blurry vision, dry eyes, uncomfortable contact lenses – these are all common eye problems during pregnancy. Check the list below to learn what may be causing the changes in your vision during pregnancy.
Diabetes comes with a slew of complications, including eye diseases. In fact, diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in the U.S. The three major eye ocular complications that can be caused by diabetes are diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. If you are concerned about diabetes and eye problems, it is important to schedule an eye exam to better understand these three major complications.
Are You At Risk for The Silent Thief of Sight?
It can come with no warning and no noticeable symptoms. It is the second most common cause of blindness in the United States. “IT” is Glaucoma, the Silent Thief of Sight, according to Dr. Elaine Happ, Therapeutic Optometrist.
Did you know that glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the U.S.?
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and we at Uptown Eye Care want to remind you of the importance of getting your eyes checked on a regular basis to catch eye disorders early.
January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma gradually destroys the optic nerve tissue in the back of the eye. The greatest danger of glaucoma stems from the fact that the disease is painless and without obvious symptoms until significant damage has occurred.