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How Often Should Seniors Get an Eye Exam? A Comprehensive Guide

Eye Exam for Seniors

There is one shared fact that all expert eye specialists can agree on: regular eye exams for seniors are the best way to maintain optimal eye health. However, our eyes naturally become susceptible to eye conditions and diseases as we age. That’s why seniors should prioritize scheduling regular eye exams to ensure their vision stays […]

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Diabetes and Cataracts: How to Manage Both Conditions

Diabetic Eye Test

Diabetes is a severe condition that affects 37.3 million people nationwide—that’s 11.3% of the US population. Unfortunately, with skyrocketing obesity rates, cardiac problems, and genetic issues, Americans are a prime target. People with diabetes are at an increased risk of developing numerous conditions, including those linked to eye health. Prevalent eye conditions can be diabetic […]

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WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON RETINAL DISEASES? Retinal diseases are common, especially as people age. These diseases damage the retina, which lies at the rear interior wall of the eye. The retina contains millions of light-sensitive nerves, known as rods and cones, that collect and arrange information sent to the optic nerve, which in turn […]

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4 Common Cornea Conditions and How to Treat Them

Common Cornea Conditions

As the eye’s transparent outer layer, the cornea plays an essential role in optical function. However, like any part of the body, it can be affected (and damaged) by endless factors throughout life, later manifesting a serious condition. Understanding these four common conditions and their treatments may help preserve lifelong vision if you or someone […]

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HOW TO KEEP YOUR CORNEAS HEALTHY The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped area at the front of the eye, covering the iris and pupil. Light enters the cornea, and its purpose is to refract that light onto the retina, which in turn delivers visual information to the brain. The cornea is responsible for most of […]

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What Is the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)?

A closeup of an eye with an implanted light adjustable lens (LAL).

Overview of Cataracts  Cataracts are typically an age-related condition. The risk of developing them increases after 40, and they are the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Fortunately, even though a cataract cannot be reversed, treatment is typically a smooth process once eyeglasses or contact lenses can’t correct a person’s vision. The eye’s […]

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What Do You See During Cataract Surgery?

A male eye surgeon is doing cataract surgery. The patient is awake during the surgery, but will not see what the surgeon is doing.

What to Expect During Cataract Surgery Cataracts develop over time, gradually decreasing vision. Eventually, you may need an alternative to glasses or contact lenses, as the later stages can result in blindness. When an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) determines you’re a good candidate, laser cataract surgery can help restore your vision.  Cataract surgery is an outpatient […]

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