Archive for the ‘Medical’ Category

Top Three Sports Causing Eye Injuries

According to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, 30,000 Americans find themselves in the Emergency Room annually due to sports related eye injuries! The top three culprits: Basketball, Baseball & Paintball Guns. Read this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to for ways to prevent injury.

HEARD OF AMD?

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) can cause the loss of central vision (the vision you use to see faces of loved ones, read and watch TV).  BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO! Dr. Memmen is able to diagnose and treat AMD.  Continue to see the beautiful faces of your grandchildren! Click here to watch a video.

NO SYMPTOMS!?!

Glaucoma won’t actually make your eyes pop out of your head! In fact, most patients experience no symptoms until it’s too late. Schedule an appointment today.

ETHNICITY A RISK FACTOR???

A person’s ancestry and heritage can play a significant role in one’s risk for certain diseases. Eye diseases are no exception. Check out this article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology to learn more!

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 […]


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