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The Spring Equinox is upon us! Today marks the first day of spring and many of us are saddling up for the next few months to be filled with our favorite outdoor activities. Most of us are eagerly looking forward to longer days, sunshine, and warmer weather. All the fun aside, the onset of spring comes with a few things to watch out for in relation to eye health. Take some time to look over the list below before heading out into the sun for some fun. See how you can help protect your eyes this spring season.read more
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over the age of 50. It is a loss of central vision that occurs when there are changes to the macula. The macula is a small portion of the retina that is located on the inside back layer of the eye. There are two forms of AMD known as “dry” and “wet.” Most people suffering form AMD have the dry form.read more
With the New Year comes a fresh start. We all make New Year’s Resolutions every year; some of which we keep and others fall by the wayside. For 2019, make eye health part of those resolutions that stick with you throughout the new year. We have provided you with 5 resolutions to help you take the best care of your eyes in 2019!read more
Thanksgiving is a time that almost always guarantees family gatherings, thankfulness, and our eyes being bigger than our stomachs! When we think about the food we eat on thanksgiving, our thoughts center around how the food will taste rather than the health benefits. We tend to forget that most of what fills our plate on this holiday helps nourish our bodies and our eyes. Curious on how to feast your eyes this Thanksgiving? Here are 7 Thanksgiving favorites that are good for both your taste buds and your eyes!read more
Back-to-school time is just around the corner, and the scramble to buy school clothes and new pencils, backpacks and notebooks will begin. Eye Associates Ophthalmologists remind busy parents not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes.read more
While affecting millions of people in the US, dry eye is frequently underdiagnosed. Many dry eye sufferers do not recognize their symptoms are due to the condition of dry eye. Early treatment can decrease progression of severity over time and improve quality of life. Symptoms of dry eye may include burning, itching, excessive tearing, and blurred vision.rnread more
A large health study analyzing older women has found that those with cataracts who underwent cataract surgery had a lower risk of death from any cause as well as certain specific causes. Eye Associates reported the findings, which drew on data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology. The WHI is a nationwide study of postmenopausal women in the United States aged between 50 and 79 years. The team also explained that previous studies have shown that, as well as enjoying better vision, individuals with cataracts who have cataract surgery also seem to have a lower risk of dying prematurely.read more
While suffering from red, itching, and/or irritated eyes, many of us never hesitate to reach for “Redness Relief Eye Drops.” These drops (the most popular brands being Visine, Clear Eyes, B&L advanced redness relief) are known for temporary relief of minor eye redness or discomfort caused by minor irritants. But what are the ingredients in these drops? And how often should these drops be used without consulting your Eye Associates Physician? Sydney L Tyson, MD, MPH (President and Medical Director of Eye Associates) sends a public service announcement to local communities as his practice has recently been seeing many cases of patients abusing these over-the-counter medications.read more
It’s a new year – a fresh start. What a perfect opportunity to put yourself first and make plans to do something that could literally change the way you see the world. It’s a new year. Why not give yourself the gift of new vision? If you’re in your 40s or 50s, chances are you’ve had to turn to reading glasses or contact lenses to see up close. It’s incredibly irritating, right? – Especially if you never needed vision correction before. So this year, why not make your vision a priority? Make 2018 the year you discover the KAMRA® inlay and see yourself living without the constant frustrations of reading glasses.read more
During the holidays approaching the new year, the last thing most families are thinking about is getting themselves to their annual doctor visits. Family, school, and work obligations keep you from considering important things like health care benefits covered by your insurance.read more
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