Diabetes doesn’t just affect your blood sugar levels. It can also cause damage to various parts of your body, including, nerves, kidneys and eyes. Those with diabetes have a higher risk of blindness than people without. Fortunately, most people who have diabetes only have minor eye disorders, but regular eye exams are key in order to protect your eyesight and prevent any issues that do arise from becoming more severe. In the case of severe issues, seeing your eye doctor regularly can help preserve your vision. [Read more…]
Pink eye, or conjunctivitis, is an inflammation of the conjunctiva in the eye. Conjunctiva are the thin clear tissues that cover the white part of your eyes and line the insides of your eyelids.
There are a number of different causes of pink eye, including:
- Allergies, like dust and pollen
- Certain allergies related to wearing contact lenses
- Irritants such as shampoos, dirt, smoke, and pool chlorine
Dry eye may not sound like a serious health issue, but it can become one if it is left untreated.
Tears are an essential part of good eye health. They keep your eyes moist and lubricated, to keep your eyes comfortable and ensure your eyelids don’t cause any damage when they blink up and down over the sensitive parts of your eyes. [Read more…]
High blood pressure can be a serious health concern for a number of reasons, including how it can affect your eyes. But low blood pressure can also be a cause for concern.
High blood pressure issues
Untreated high blood pressure can affect your eyesight in a number of ways. The elevated pressure can damage the blood vessels in the retina, the area at the back of the eye where images focus, which is essential to your vision. [Read more…]
This infographic drives home the point that we as parent need to take our children’s eye health seriously. Vision is a vital component for learning. How many children are struggling with their classwork due to the inability to see the blackboard clearly when new concepts are demonstrated? is right around the corner, so let’s start scheduling appointments today to help our children succeed during the 2017-2018 school year (and beyond).