Had LASIK? Get a Copy of Your Eye Records ASAP!

Aged woman using mobile phone after surgery

No this is not a late-night personal injury lawyer infomercial. This is a recommendation that you have your LASIK records available, for your own good, later in life. There are 2 million cataract surgeries done yearly in the U.S. and the odds are, if you live long enough, you will eventually need cataract surgery, too. […]

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

Man sleeping with mouth open

The Background Over the last several years, research has indicated a strong correlation between the presence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and glaucoma. Information from some of these pivotal studies is presented below. Did you know The Studies In January 2016, a meta-analysis by Liu et. al., reviewed studies that collectively encompassed 2,288,701 individuals over six […]

Why Good Sunglasses are a Great Investment

Happy family wearing sunglasses at beach

The sun does some amazing things. It plays a role in big helping our bodies to naturally produce Vitamin D. In fact, many people who work indoors are directed to take Vitamin D supplements because of lack of exposure to the sunshine.  But being in the sun has risks, as well… If sunglasses are not […]

I Think My Reading Glasses Made My Eyes Worse!

Man trying to read a book with glasses

Will reading glasses make your eyes worse? The short answer is “No.” Although we don’t know the exact mechanism by which humans lose the ability to focus up close as we age (a process called presbyopia), the fact remains that it happens to almost all of us. The leading theory of how this occurs is […]

When Do You NEED Cataract Surgery?

Doctor explaining patient about cataract surgery

Cataracts are part of the natural aging process. Everyone gets them to one degree or another if they live long enough. Cataracts, as they progress, create increasing difficulty with the normal activities of living. The symptoms vary from one person to another. Some people have more difficulty with their distance vision, some with reading. People […]

Why Are They Saying I Need to Pay Out-of-Pocket for Cataract Surgery?

Aged woman calculating bills

You’ve been diagnosed with a cataract and you’ve been told you should have cataract surgery. The surgeon is also telling you that you should consider paying out-of-pocket for certain features. Where did this come from? Why should you have to pay out-of-pocket for cataract surgery? Shouldn’t your health insurance just cover it? In trying to […]

Is Coffee Good or Bad for My Eyes?

Is Coffee Good or Bad for My Eyes

The 2019 National Coffee Drinking Trends report showed that 64 percent of people who participated in the survey said they had drunk coffee the previous day, which is interpreted as daily consumption. This was up from 57 percent in 2016, said the report.  Even though the U.S. population is drinking more coffee than ever, the […]

What Is a Retinal Vein Occlusion?

Aged woman holding his head having headache

What does blood in the back of the eye signify, anyway? It could be a retinal vein occlusion, an ocular disorder that can occur in older people when the blood vessels to the retina are blocked. The retina is the back part of the eye where light focuses and transmits images to the brain. Blockage […]

I’m 45 and My Contacts No Longer Work for Me!

Mid aged Asian woman using phone

More middle-aged and older adults are wearing soft contacts than ever. And one of the biggest reasons they stop wearing contacts is the difficulty they face reading with their contacts after presbyopia begins to set in around the early 40’s. Presbyopia is the diminished ability of the natural lens in our eyes to focus up […]

What Are Retina Wrinkles?

Cheerful freckled young woman looking away

A wrinkle on the retina — which is also known as an epiretinal membrane (ERM) or a macular pucker — is a thin, translucent tissue that develops on the surface of the retina. The retina is the inner layer that lines the inside of the back of the eye and is responsible for converting the […]