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September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month

According to the Census Bureau, there are currently 54 million adults 65 years of age and older, and that number is expected to grow to 80 million by 2040. Likewise, the number of older people with vision loss is expected to double by 2050. This is why it is important...

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Cataract Awareness

Cataract Awareness

Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month? Here are some important facts to consider about cataracts. Cataracts are the number one cause of blindness worldwide, largely affecting older patients, although people who are in their forties and fifties can also...

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Proper Contact Lens Hygiene

Proper Contact Lens Hygiene

Contact lenses are excellent for patients who play sports, spend time outdoors, or for those who would simply like an alternative for glasses. When taken care of properly, contact lenses are a wonderful tool for correcting vision. I would like to discuss the...

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Floaters

Floaters

Nearly every day in clinic I have at least one patient mention that they see floaters in one or both of their eyes. I’ve heard them described as cobwebs, gnats or even TV static that moves around in their vision, and they are often more prominent in bright...

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Dry Eye

Dry Eye

“Doc, my eyes can’t be dry, because they’re always watering!” This is the one of the most common statements I hear in the clinic when I tell a patient their eyes are dry. Dry Eye Symptoms Itching Scratchy Gritty Burning Stinging Blurred vision Fluctuating vision...

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What kinds of glaucoma are there?

What kinds of glaucoma are there?

There are two major types of glaucoma. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma While there are many types of glaucoma, we’re going to focus on the main ones here. The most common type, primary open angle glaucoma, or POAG, is painless and often doesn’t cause vision changes (that...

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How to Safely Enjoy New Year’s Eve

How to Safely Enjoy New Year’s Eve

The new year is right around the corner and for many people that means opening bottles of champagne and shooting fireworks to celebrate with friends and family. What we often fail to realize is that there is some risk associated with these celebratory traditions. Did...

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