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
NEW LIGHT ADAPTIVE CONTACT LENSES APPROVED.
According to the American Adademy of Ophthalmlogy, the United States FDA has approved Johnson & Johnson’s new light-adaptive contact lenses. These lenses include a photochromic filter that adjusts to the amount of light entering the eye. Therefore these lenses automatically darken in bright sunlight and return to a more regular tint in nomal light. These… Read More
Cataract Surgery May Help You Live Longer!
According to a huge new study of 74,044 women age 65 and older, all of whom had cataracts, the 41,735 women who had their cataracts removed had a 60% lower risk of death than those women who did not.[i] A cataract is a clouding of the lens which forms gradually with age and is the… Read More