Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a serious condition that can cause irreversible vision loss without effective treatment. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about AMD that may cause patients to ignore their symptoms or receive the wrong diagnosis. [Read more…]
Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error that causes difficult viewing distant-range objects, while nearby objects remain clear. The condition typically emerges in childhood. Since vision is a huge part of learning and social development, it’s important that childhood myopia is diagnosed promptly and treated effectively. [Read more…]
Head injuries and concussion can come with various eye-related problems. In fact, studies have found that vision issues may affect 69 to 82 percent of concussed individuals. You must contact your eye doctor immediately if you begin noticing changes in your sight following a concussion or head trauma. [Read more…]
Some medications you may have been prescribed and even certain over-the-counter drugs can have adverse effects on your eyes and/or vision. These meds can affect your lens, retina or cornea. [Read more…]
Most types of contact lenses are not safe to where while you sleep. Unfortunately, many people ignore this rule and wear them to bed anyway. Today, Eyesite of the Villages, a top local eye doctor, discusses the risks of failing to remove your contacts before going to bed. [Read more…]
Having regular eye exams is the single, most effective way to keep your eyes in good health. Eye exams allow for early detection of underlying vision problems so you can receive immediate and proper treatment.
Glaucoma is sometimes called the “silent thief of sight” because many patients experience no symptoms until the condition has already advanced to a late stage. If not detected in the early stages by a glaucoma doctor, the condition can lead to irreversible vision loss, impairing your ability to conduct a wide variety of everyday life activities such as driving a motor vehicle.
Your ability to see the world around you is thanks to an incredibly complex process involving coordination between your eyes and brain. Your eyes are sensitive organs that need to be properly cared for to ensure your vision remains strong throughout your life. As we observe Eye Injury Prevention Month this October, here’s a guide to common eye injuries and ways to prevent them from EyeSite of the Villages, a top local glaucoma doctor.