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Types of Eye Emergencies

Routine eye checkups are necessary to ensure your eyes stay in the best condition possible. Still, some situations call for emergency care. Most emergencies occur due to retinal detachment, foreign objects, or chemicals getting into the eye. It is important to seek immediate medical attention when you experience any harm to your eyes. Failure to seek proper treatment can lead to partial or total vision loss.

Diagnosing and Care for Cataracts

A cataract is an eye condition where your eye’s natural lens becomes opaque or cloudy. That prevents light from passing through the lens, causing blurred vision and sometimes blindness.

Treating Keratoconus with Scleral Lenses

Keratoconus is an eye condition that is characterized by the progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea, which is the clear, domed lens covering the front part of the eye. When the cornea isn’t perfectly rounded, the light that enters the eye isn’t refracted properly onto the retina at the back of the eye, and this causes the patient’s vision to be blurred.


Most people take their eyes and vision for granted. You expect to open your eyes and see the world and all its beauty. Unfortunately, for some people that doesn't happen and you never really know when that someone is going to be you.

Why Get Cataract Lens Replacement Surgery?

Statistics show that cataract lens replacement surgery is one of the most frequently performed procedures in the United States. It is also one of the most successful ones. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataracts greatly contribute to the global number of vision loss cases. Although this is true, it is also a condition that your eye surgeon can correct easily through a simple procedure. If you want to understand why patients with cataracts should get lens replacement surgery, here is what you should know.

Managing Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration

As you probably know, people can develop various eye problems. Two of those include glaucoma and macular degeneration. Usually, an individual develops one or the other, but there are cases in which someone has both. Although frightening, eye specialists have some amazing solutions available. Also, patients can make changes that help.

Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

It is important to schedule routine eye exams for your child instead of waiting until he or she develops complications. Since your child may not realize they have vision problems, it is up to you to ensure regular eye exams are part of their health checkups. Here are the reasons why routine eye exams for your toddler are paramount.

Eye Care for the Whole Family

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a family eye doctor can provide more personalized care based on your family’s history and needs. Your family should have only one eye specialist for a more holistic approach to your eye and vision health. If you want to find exceptional eye care for your whole family, here’s what you should know.


Almost everyone knows someone who wears either eyeglasses or contacts if they don't wear these themselves. These lenses are used to focus light in the proper location, allowing someone to see clearly.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion Vision Therapy

Vision is arguably our most important source of sensory information. The visual process involves the flow and processing of information from the eyes and body to the brain. However, since the brain is so integral to the visual process, any condition or injury that affects the brain can also have a significant impact on our vision. 

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