Vision

Sunglasses 101: Are your sunglasses really protecting your eyes?

Heading outside to get some much-needed fresh air? You throw on some sunscreen, put on your sunglasses and head on outside to soak up the sun. You were careful to buy the best sunscreen to protect your skin, but did you buy the right sunglasses to protect your eyes? While your sunglasses may be the …

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Vision loss and blindness are among top disabilities in America

Vision loss and blindness are among the top 10 disabilities in the U.S., affecting about 3 percent of Americans. Loss of vision often affects activities of daily living, and can lead to depression, social isolation, and a greater risk of falls and injuries. An estimated 4 million Americans age 40 or older are either blind or have …

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Glaucoma: Is this sneaky disease stealing your vision?

Glaucoma could be silently killing dozens of vision fibers in your optic nerve right now without you knowing. This silent “thief of sight,” affects more than two million American over the age of 40, and that number could rise to four million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute. That is why dedicating a …

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How safe is cataract surgery?

Karen’s elderly mom complimented Karen on her new green blouse. Except that it was blue. Karen realized her mom’s vision was fading and suspected she needed cataract surgery. No worries, right? Everybody has cataract surgery and it’s super safe, right? According to Mark Hollingsworth, MD, Ophthalmologist at Scott & White Healthcare, cataract surgery is very …

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