Diabetes has a little bit of a scary reputation when it comes to eyes. You may have heard the stories going around about blindness. If you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, that can be worrisome, but you don’t need to worry as much as you might think. It takes a while for your…

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Cataracts often go hand in hand with getting older. As we age, the lens of our eyes tends to get opaque, cloudy and thick. The cataracts that come from that are like a film that keeps the light from getting into the eye so we can see. But thanks to modern medicine, cataracts can now…

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Taking an eye exam yourself is usually no big deal. You can give feedback and you know what you’re getting into. There are no needles or uncomfortable devices involved. For a child, though, it can be different. It can be more challenging to do a pediatric eye exam than an adult eye exam. Children aren’t…

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Laser eye surgery has gone from a fairly uncommon procedure to a common one since it was created. If you’re tired of contacts or glasses, you might be interested in undergoing LASIK. But you probably have questions. How does it work? Will it hurt? What are the risks? Here’s what you need to know about…

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Driving is one of the greatest indications of independence. When we get our first driver’s license, it’s a ticket to freedoms we previously didn’t have, especially in areas of the United States where public transportation is limited. It can be hard to lose that freedom, and vision problems are one of the biggest things that…

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Choosing an eye doctor is an important decision. But if you choose a lower-level eye doctor, you might not realize it. You’ll still get glasses and contacts. You’ll still get most of the eye care that you need. There are just some things that not all eye doctors can do. Ophthalmologists vs. optometrists vs. opticians…

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There are an estimated 7.3 million diabetics that are undiagnosed in the United States today. Are you one of them? There’s a chance your doctor turns it up in a regular health checkup. But you might be surprised to find out that your eye doctor might be able to tell as well. If you have…

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Eye exams are an important part of your children’s health care. In fact, you may be surprised to learn that we examine babies on a regular basis. Let’s look at when you should get your child’s eyes examined and how that works. When should I get my baby’s eyes checked? An eye exam can be…

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If you have a loved one who is aging, you may have heard that there are different types of cataracts. Or if you’re the one that’s aging, you may have even heard that there are three different types. Let’s look at some symptoms of cataracts, then we’ll dive into the three different types. Cataract symptoms…

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