January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month and so we thought we’d share a little about what glaucoma is and how you can prevent it.
According to a recent article, eating dark chocolate, rich in antioxidants, could help prevent eye diseases. Dr. Nigel Best, with Supersavers in the United Kingdom, says that a balanced diet is one key to eye health and that dark chocolate, in moderation, should be a part.
When we think of protecting eye health we often think of adults. This is mostly due to the risks and impacts that can cause eye disease or loss of vision and the concern to maintain our eyesight as we age. However, as parents, we should be thinking about how to protect our children’s eye sight.
Going to the doctor can be difficult enough as an adult, but add to the mix children, and it can get almost impossible. It’s understandable for everyone to feel anxious about a doctor visit, but, in knowing that, we want to tell you that we’re here to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.
Baby boomers, those born between 1946-1964, are somehow beating the statistics when it comes to eye health in ways there parents did not according to a recent article.Â They are experiencing better retinal health and it may be due to healthier lifestyles and doctors and scientists are welcoming the news.
According to the National Health Institute, women make up two-thirds of the people who are blind or visually impaired in the world. In the case of dry eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says that 3 million US woman have the disease while only 1.7 million men. The question of why what scientists and doctors are trying to determine.
If you love Halloween like many people do, then you like to dress in costume. The more creative and authentic, the better. One of the ways that people look to up their costume is with decorative or costume contact lenses, but those who do, it’s not without a serious risk.
As your Phenix City eye doctor, we’re proud of the fact that we take just as good care of your children as we do for you. Â Our attention and care with your children will put them at ease. We take time during their eye exam to make sure they feel comfortable. And if they require vision correction, we provide the best possible method while making sure they feel great throughout whole process.
We’re proud to take care of our patients and we’re even more proud when we can look out into our office and see entire families who have entrusted us with the care of their eye health. We want our practice to be more than just taking care of adults or children. We want you to feel comfortable bringing anyone of your family, regardless of their age into our practice.