Posts Categorized: Ophthalmology

Free Eye Screenings for Adults

World Sight Day is coming up, so guard your vision with these five steps recommended by the National Eye Institute: Visit a doctor regularly for a comprehensive eye exam. Know your family‚Äôs eye health history — some conditions are inherited. Eat right to protect your sight (lots of fruit and vegetables, especially dark, leafy greens… Read more »

Sunglasses Are Your Eyes’ Best Friend

Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement, they are essential to help prevent eye disease. The harmful UV (ultraviolet) rays from sunlight can cause many ocular conditions, like cataracts, macular degeneration, eyelid and eye cancers and such unsightly growths as pinguecula or pterygia. Wearing sunglasses outside is critical year-round, not just on sunny days. In fact,… Read more »

Organ Donation: Saving Lives, Changing Lives

April is Donate Life Month — the perfect time to celebrate tissue and organ donation and the miracle of organ transplants. One such life-changing procedure, corneal transplant surgery, restores vision by replacing a diseased cornea with a healthy donor cornea. Recent advances enable ophthalmological surgeons to transplant just the inner cell lining rather than the… Read more »