Posts Tagged ‘ cataract ’

What are cataracts?

In our eyes, there are naturally clear crystalline lenses, one in each eye. These lenses helps our eyes to focus light on our retina, resulting in clear images. Over time, gradual changes occur and the clear lens becomes more yellow. Additionally, the lens can develop cloudiness in different parts of the lens. Generally speaking, a gradual… Read More »


How Diabetes Affects the Eyes

In the United States, nearly 26 million Americans are living with diabetes, and another 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes. This means that about 1/3 of Americans are or may soon be affected by the condition. Eyes can be severely impacted by diabetes as well as other organs like our kidneys. Diabetes can negatively affect our vision and eyes… Read More »


When to wear sunglasses

With the last few weeks of summer here, there is still ample time left to enjoy time outdoors. From visiting Cedar Point, to a relaxing walk at Mohican State Park, we spend hours enjoying sunny weather. As we would think to use sunscreen at the beach, on a hike, or spending the weekend doing yard work, sunglasses should also come to… Read More »


July is UV safety month

We’d like to remind to you wear sunglasses when outside this summer. UV exposure can cause cataract progression, worsening of macular degeneration, and lead to potentially cancerous skin lesions. Sunglasses block these harmful rays from reaching sensitive tissue in our eyes.  Check out our optical shop to see our premier selection of sunglasses, including our Ray-Ban line. Protect your eyes… Read More »


Having more glare while driving at night?

Are TV news tickers getting harder to read? Do you have to squint to see scoreboards on TV? If so, you may be developing cataracts. Cataracts are a naturally occurring age-related change that occurs in the lenses inside our eyes. Cataracts change our lenses from clear to a yellowed and hazy/cloudy appearance; this changes makes vision… Read More »


Can My Cataract Regrow?

We occasionally get this question from patients who have cataract surgery, which is when their cloudy natural lens is replaced with a new clear artificial lens. To best answer this question, we must understand anatomy. Both natural and clear artificial lenses are suspended in a capsule or bag-like structure. During surgery, a small incision is made in the bag,… Read More »


Summer, Sunshine, and your Eyes

As warmer sunny weather has arrived, now is a great time to discuss the importance of sun protection. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun affects various parts of the eye. Starting with the front of the eye, acute excessive exposure to the sun can cause painful burns to the conjunctiva and make the cornea hazy-leading… Read More »


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