January is Glaucoma Awareness Month!
What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is increased pressure within the eyes, eventually leading to gradual blindness. No noticeable symptoms of glaucoma occur in its early stage yet it is one of the leading causes of irreversible blindness within the United States. In its advanced form, symptoms include: Blurred or hazy vision Severe eye and head pain… Read More
Does Poor Vision Lead to Poor Cognition?
A growing number of studies suggest that poor vision may lead to a decline in cognitive ability. The latest study published in JAMA Ophthalmology found that among a representative sample of 2975 older Americans, and a second sample of 30, 202 Medicare beneficiaries, poor vision was associated with poor cognition. While the study didn’t prove… Read More