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Finding an Eye Care Professional

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked, in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing…

Published: August 6, 2017 Read Post
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Glaucoma is actually a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. It’s often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life. The increased pressure,…

Published: July 31, 2017 Read Post
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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

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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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