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Keep up-to-date on the latest vision-related news and eye care events in our Practice.

Help! My Child Doesn’t Want to Wear Glasses!

Do your kids need glasses in order to see clearly? Maybe they have a strong case of nearsightedness, perhaps they have astigmatism, or another type of refractive error. Whatever the cause, getting your kids to wear eyeglasses can be a parenting challenge. ***doctor treats patients from all over ***location, ***state with their...

Mental Health and Your Vision

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the USA; in Canada, Mental Health week is May 6th to 12th. Since 1949, it has been observed throughout the United States as a way of drawing attention to the importance of proper mental health. This year’s theme is #4Mind4Body. The idea is...

Parkinson’s Awareness Month and Your Vision

April is Parkinson's Awareness Month in the USA and Canada, a time when those living with the disorder, their family members, friends, and community come together to raise awareness and share helpful information. People with Parkinson's Disease (PD) and their loved ones are encouraged to share their stories, struggles, and...

Top 5 Tips for Managing Eye Allergies This Spring

Spring is a season of new beginnings, when the cold harsh winter months are behind us, flowers bloom, and people begin spending more time outdoors. For people with allergies, spring means one more thing: suffering. Spring may be in the air, but for allergy sufferers, so is pollen, pet dander,...

Women’s Health and Your Vision

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day when women are honored and their accomplishments celebrated worldwide. From medicine to law, entrepreneurship to corporate leadership, education to the military, women are achieving great strides in areas of business like never before. In addition to professional achievements, International Women's Day is...

Summary of the 14th Annual Meeting of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists

San Antonio, Texas – Throughout a three-day weekend on November 9-11, 2018, the 14th annual conference of The International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS) was held in San Antonio, Texas. IALVS, the largest group of Low Vision eye doctors in the United States and Canada, consists of 39 members...

What’s in Your Household Cleaning Supplies?

Most of us have the basics: bleach, oven cleaner, air freshener, furniture polish, and window spray. Did you know that chemicals found in these kinds of cleaning products can be toxic and harmful to your health? In small amounts, they generally don’t cause much damage. But when used on a...

Age-related Macular Degeneration Affects More Than Just Your Vision

Recognizing the Mental Health Changes that May Come with a Diagnosis of AMD May is Mental Health Awareness month. With the end of the month and the joys of summer fast approaching, it is now or never to recognize the links your health diagnosis may have on your mental health....

Is Macular Degeneration Hereditary?

A patient called in to an IALVS doctor’s office concerned their mother lost vision from Macular Degeneration before she died and now that the patient was age 65, she was concerned she may get it. There is an increased risk if a parent or sibling has the disease by three to...

School and Vision: 2 Important Partners

It’s February and that means we’re smack in the middle of winter, which is also the middle of the school year. It’s the season when kids fervently hope for snow days and parents hope they don’t happen. As we head towards the second half of the school year, you’ve probably...

Macular Degeneration Risk Reduced by Sunglasses Limiting HEV Rays

As the weather gets warmer people spend more time outside, but risk increased exposure to the sun’s rays. If you are living with Low Vision, sunglasses are a simple option to protect your vision and improve comfort while in the sun. They shield your eyes from harmful UV rays and...

Tips to Maintaining Eye Health

Maintaining good overall health is just as important as maintaining good eye health. Here are a few quick tips to implement into your daily lifestyle and improve your overall and eye health for the benefit of your future. Don’t take your eyes for granted. 1. Eat Well Good eye health starts...

How Does a Stroke Decrease Vision?

Strokes can affect vision in a number of ways, including decreased vision and double vision: • Decreased vision is caused by damage to the fibers that transmit visual information from the eyes to the brain. This can occur in a variety of locations, since the nerve fibers that transmit vision have...

Can Changing your Diet Promote Eye Health?

Adding certain nutrients to your daily diet—either through foods or supplements—can help preserve your vision. Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc, to reducing the risk of certain eye diseases. If you are living with Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma or another form...

What You Need to Know About Glaucoma – The Sneak Thief of Sight

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma, a silent eye disease, is the most common form of irreversible blindness in the world. It is actually a group of diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a progressive eye disease that can lead to...

Helping with Vision Loss

People who have vision loss commonly experience depression, anxiety, and confusion. The consequences of vision loss however, often extend beyond the person who has low vision. The family members, friends, and caregivers of people experiencing vision loss also are affected. When a loved one becomes visually impaired, you are likely...

Are you at an increased risk for macular degeneration?

A patient called in to an IALVS doctor’s office concerned their mother lost vision from Macular Degeneration before she died and now that the patient was age 65, she was concerned she may get it. There is an increased risk if a parent or sibling has the disease by three to...

Lower Risk of Macular Degeneration

You may want salmon, mackerel, herring or tuna on your menu at least once a week if you want to reduce your risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School followed up on 38,022 women during the 10 years after data had...

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