Vision Care

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a painless condition where the macula tissue cells become damaged, affecting central vision while leaving the peripheral vision intact. It is the major cause of visual impairment in older adults over 50 years of age.

There are several ways to reduce the risk of development/progression, one being a good nutritional diet.

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How does diabetes affect my eyes

How does diabetes affect my eyes?

diabetic patients are more likely to develop cataracts at a younger age because high blood sugar level causes the crystalline lens to swell up and loses its ability to focus light and image. Patients are also twice as likely to develop glaucoma. However, diabetes’ effect on the retina still remains to be the main threat to vision. Called diabetic retinopathy, this effect of diabetes on the eyes is the most common cause of blindness in people under……………

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The 3 O’s – Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, and Opticians

Think of Optometrists as the family doctors for your eyes. We are the primary care providers that examine the overall health of the eyes, assess the prescriptions, diagnose and treat ocular diseases, provide vision training for eye muscles and more.

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What is a Cataract?

I often tell my patients, “like wrinkles and aging spots, if we live long enough, we are all going to develop cataracts at some point of our lives.” Over time, the proteins that make up the crystalline lens start to clump together and the lens eventually loses transparency. What you can do for yourself….

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