Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

GLACUCOMA AWARENESS

GLAUCOMA affects over 3 Million Americans. Some forms of glaucoma have no symptoms until it’s too late! If you have one or more of these risk factors, see an ophthalmologist to preserve your vision: Over 40 years old Family history of glaucoma History of eye injury African, Hispanic or Asian heritage History of high eye pressure Diabetic […]

BLOODSHOT EYE? – When to See the Doctor

Sometimes a bloodshot eye is NOTHING and sometimes it’s SOMETHING. But how do you know if you should see a doctor? You should SEE A DOCTOR ASAP if your bloodshot eyes are paired with the following: Your eyes are seeping or encrusted with yellow, brown or green mucous, see a doctor as soon as you can. This can […]

CAUSES OF DRY EYE

Dry Eyes can be caused by a number of things including, but not limited to: environmental factors, health conditions and medications. Dry eye cannot be cured — it is a chronic condition requiring lifestyle changes and sometimes medical treatment to maintain consistent eye comfort and relief. Patients often try over-the-counter artificial tears to relieve dry eye symptoms.  […]

4 WAYS to FIGHT DRY EYE

Follow these 4 tips to combat your Dry Eye Symptoms without using drops : Go Nuts.  Go Fish. – Small changes in diet can help.  Eat more nuts and fish high in fatty acids. When Dry, Humidify – Especially in our harsh, dry winters, use a portable humidifier. Blink – yes, blink more.  It’s that simple.  You […]

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

What is Diabetic Eye Disease? Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that people with diabetes may face as a complication of diabetes. All of these diseases can potentially cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Watch this video.  

Medicare Open Enrollment

Take advantage of Medicare’s open enrollment period from October 15 to December 7 to educate yourself about which option is best for you! These three resources can help: Medicare Rights Center is a nonprofit national helpline offering answers to Medicare questions at no cost. State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) counsel Medicare beneficiaries about health benefits.  This resource […]

Ocular Vitamins – Do They Help?

Studies show…YES! Patients with macular degeneration show a slowed or stopped progression of the disease when taking  specifically formulated vitamins like Macular Protect Complete AREDS2. Patients suffering from dry eye (especially post-menopausal women) find long-term relief when taking a hydrating supplement like HydroEye.  Watch this video. Learn more about ScienceBased Health Vitamins by clicking here. […]

Ocular Vitamins

When comparing vitamins, you truly get what you pay for. The more they cost, most likely, the better they are. Tip: Look for Capsules.  Compressed tablets are more difficult for the body to digest, which means you may not absorb all of the nutrients in each pill. The ocular vitamins available at your local pharmacy are NOT […]

ARE YOU GETTING PROPER EYE CARE?

Eye Exams 101: When you visit your eye doctor for your annual comprehensive exam, be sure your complete evaluation includes this list of services provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Tips for Eye Health in Adults Over 60

Check out these tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology for eye health in adults over 60.


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