Category Archives: Eye Health

Have You Had A Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Can’t remember the last time you had an eye exam? That’s usually a sign it’s time for your next one! Having regular yearly eye exams is an important part of keeping your body healthy. Keep reading to learn more about why eye exams are necessary! Comprehensive Eye Exam vs. Vision Screenings While vision screenings are […]


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3 Ways To Help Dry Eye This Winter

Winter can be hard to get through for a whole lot of reasons. The snowy roads, the shorter days, and, of course, the cold, bitter and dry air. Winter wind dries out your skin, leaving it itchy, cracked, and in pain. Like your skin, your eyes experience many of the same symptoms during winter. Redness, […]


Really, Toy Guns Are Dangerous for Your Eyes

A report published in a medical journal reinforces what that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has said many times. Projectile toys are not safe. Ophthalmologists from Moorfield’s Eye Hospital reported this month on three patients injured by Nerf gun darts. Some people may think Nerf darts are safe because they’re softer than other darts. But […]


Diabetes and Eye Health

Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or use insulin effectively to control blood sugar (glucose) levels. Although glucose is an important source of energy for the body’s cells, too much glucose in the blood for a long time can cause damage in many parts of the body, including the heart, […]


Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, Associates in Ophthalmology joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years. Fireworks injuries cause […]


A Comprehensive Eye Exam: What To Expect

The word comprehensive means ‘complete’ or ‘including all or nearly all elements’ which is why we use it to describe our eye exams. This is because we are committed to using the most advanced technology to provide you with a complete and accurate eye exam. Take a look at why it’s so important to have […]


Eye Injury Prevention Month

Did you know that October is Eye Injury Prevention Month? Though you may not often think about the many ways you can damage your most delicate sense organs, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has some ‘eye-opening’ statistics about eye injuries: Each year an estimated 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States. Using […]


Woman rubbing her eyes

5 Ways to Improve Symptoms of Dry Eye

Do your eyes feel dry, itchy and burn at the end of every day? If you answered yes, then you may have dry eye. Dry eye occurs when the eyes do not produce tears properly or when the tears are not the right consistency. Symptoms of dry eye can be aggravating and can completely ruin […]


5 Symptoms of Cataracts

Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States? In fact, there are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 that are affected by cataracts. That’s a lot of people! In support of Cataract Awareness Month, here is some important information you need to know about the […]


5 Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes This Year

Your eye health and vision should never be taken for granted. After all, our eyes allow us to see the things that are most important to us. But just as those things change over time, so too does our vision. Here are 5 ways you can maintain your vision and protect your sight this year […]


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