Sports eye safety is no joke. That’s why, even when scores of professional athletes are getting eye surgeries like LASIK so that they can take the field with perfect vision, old-fashioned eyeglasses are a common sight in the world of sports.
If you’re considering having cataract surgery at Eye Centers of Florida’s Accredited SurgiCare Center, you’ve likely done some research already. That means you may already know that for many people who have their cataracts removed and replaced with intraocular lenses (IOLs), it’s still necessary to wear some type of eyewear to see clearly.
Many people underestimate how important it is to practice proper eye safety until it’s too late. In fact, over 2,000 people injure their eyes at work every day, and 10-20 percent of those injuries cause temporary or permanent vision loss.
At Eye Centers of Florida, we want to be your lifelong partner in eye care, and we’re committed to improving your quality of life through better vision.
When you reach your 40s, the natural lenses in your eyes become less flexible, meaning that they can’t focus as easily when transitioning between near and far vision. This causes your near vision to get worse, called presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness.
Growing older isn’t a bad thing. With age can come knowledge, grandchildren, and more time to spend your days pursuing your dreams. If you’re 60 or over, you have a lot to look forward to, and the last thing you want is for eye problems to hold you back from accomplishing your goals.
At Eye Centers of Florida, we’ve made a commitment to providing the best visual outcomes for our patients. We’re dedicated to making your cataract surgery experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible, from your very first appointment, to your surgery, and through your recovery.
Eye exams are crucial to your eye care, and your overall health. Our comprehensive eye exams at Eye Centers of Florida will cover your vision prescription, a variety of eye functions, common eye diseases, and even evaluate you for potential risk factors.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50, affecting approximately 1.8 million Americans — more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.
Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight” — and for good reason. There are no discernible symptoms in the early stages of the disease, meaning that you can potentially start to lose your vision before even realizing the issue. And, it’s not just a worrying disease: it’s also worryingly common.