The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 people have diabetes, but don’t know it.
What Is Diabetic Eye Disease? And What Can We Do About It? Approximately 10% of Americans have the diagnosis of diabetes, and the percentage appears to be trending up in recent years. Some of the most feared complications of diabetes are ones...
Overexposure to blue light can have many adverse effects on your eye health. It can cause Digital Eye Strain, a condition marked by symptoms like headaches, and the inability to focus. It can cause dry eye. It can also cause long-term damage to the retina that may lead to vision-threatening conditions like age-related macular degeneration (AMD). As we spend more and more time in front of screens, we’re more at risk for dangerous levels of exposure to blue light.
Eye health and vision changes a lot as you grow older, and it can be difficult to know what the difference is between a natural part of aging and a serious symptom you should be looking out for.
We live in an age of information — and misinformation. Myths about health care spread across the internet every day, and it can be difficult to know what to believe. As a parent, we understand that you want to do the best for your family’s health, and that means being able to distinguish between myths and the truth.
It’s not a stretch to claim that children’s vision is extremely important, but most people don’t know the real consequences of undiagnosed vision problems in kids and teens.
If you wear glasses, you’ve probably gotten used to them, but odds are, you’re not as used to wearing a mask. Wearing a mask over your nose and mouth is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from infection, but you’ll often notice shortly after putting one on that when you exhale, your glasses fog up, making it difficult to function.
Did you know that your eyes may be at risk of permanent damage from the sun? Most people are aware of the dangers of sunburn, but ultraviolet light from the sun can also harm your eyes and affect your vision if you’re not careful.
During cataract surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear, intraocular lens (IOL). The same way the surgical technology and experience of the surgeon can make a major difference in the quality of your surgery, the IOL used can affect the procedure’s outcome.
If you’re experiencing problems with your vision that make completing everyday tasks difficult, then you may be suffering from a cataract. At Eye Centers of Florida, we believe that the quality of your vision can greatly impact the quality of your life — you deserve to live life with clear, cataract-free vision!