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Eye Exam During Pregnancy

When a woman becomes pregnant, she expects certain changes in her body. But few women realize that pregnancy can affect their eyes and vision. In fact, the same hormones that are responsible for an enhanced bust line and first-trimester nausea can cause a myriad of vision symptoms including fluctuations in…

Published: July 23, 2017 Read Post
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Is an Optometrist an Eye Doctor?

An optometrist is an eye doctor who has earned the Doctor of Optometry (OD) degree. Optometrists are independent, primary health care providers who examine, diagnose, treat and manage diseases and disorders of the visual system, the eye and associated structures as well as diagnose related systemic conditions. Some of the…

Published: July 16, 2017 Read Post

Cutting Through the Cloud of Laser Cataract Surgery

Which is better: traditional cataract surgery or laser cataract surgery? Dr. Michael Pennachio sorts through the facts in this blog. Read on! “Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery did not yield better visual or refractive outcomes than conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery. Intraoperative complications were similar and low in both groups. Postoperative…

Published: July 11, 2017 Read Post
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Ophthalmologist

When it comes to eye care, the most trained and skilled professionals in the field are ophthalmologists. An ophthalmologist is a physician, either a doctor of medicine (MD), or doctor of osteopathy (DO), who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the…

Published: July 9, 2017 Read Post
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Causes of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions which result in vision loss. The back of your eye continuously makes a clear fluid called aqueous humor. As this fluid is made, it fills the front part of your eye. Then, it leaves your eye through channels in your cornea and iris.

Published: July 2, 2017 Read Post
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Eye Exams for Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease that profoundly affects many areas of the body, including the eyes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults in the United States. Diabetes also increases your risk for eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts. The primary concern for eye health in…

Published: June 27, 2017 Read Post
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Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common eye condition that results in blurred vision. It is caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea or abnormalities in the lens of the eye. Many people mistakenly believe they can’t wear contact lenses because they have astigmatism. The truth is, today there are several options…

Published: June 20, 2017 Read Post
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Is Glaucoma Hereditary?

Glaucoma is a term used for a group of diseases that irreversibly damage the optic nerve, potentially causing vision loss and blindness. Commonly thought to be a sign of aging, in fact, glaucoma can strike anyone at any age. Genetic and hereditary factors are considered to play a key role…

Published: June 12, 2017 Read Post
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Glaucoma Definition

Glaucoma is defined as a group of eye diseases characterized by damage to the optic nerve usually due to excessively high intraocular pressure (IOP). This increased pressure within the eye, if untreated, can lead to optic nerve damage resulting in progressive, permanent vision loss usually starting with unnoticeable blind spots…

Published: June 5, 2017 Read Post
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What is a Toric Contact Lens?

Toric contact lenses are designed for people with astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism). In these cases, the cornea or lens is curved so…

Published: May 29, 2017 Read Post