How Do I Know if I Have Age-Related Eye Health Issues?

It’s estimated that 1.8 million people have age-related eye health issues, while 7.3 million are at risk. Which are you?Age-related eye health issues are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S in those 50+. These issues don’t develop overnight— they progress slowly. Symptoms of age-related eye health issues don’t usually surface in the early stages. People can go weeks or months without realizing the.... Continue reading

Our Greatest Fear

The most intimate moment in the life of a parent happens as darkness overcomes the day and you tell your children a bedtime story, tuck them into bed, and kiss them goodnight.  For years, our son Tom needed a night light to eliminate his fear of the dark and allow him to sleep.The other day I had the privilege of referring our friend Suzanne Thornton to Dr. Sameh Mosaed, a researcher and practicing physician at the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute (GHEI) with a special interest in glaucoma. Over.... Continue reading

Michael Kalberer: Determined to Empower Others and Bring Hope

Long Island native Michael Kalberer has a knack for connecting with everyone around him, despite being born with cerebral palsy (CP), a disorder that affects a person’s ability to move and maintain balance. The condition can also cause vision loss. At the age of 12, Michael noticed issues with his depth perception and visual field, which resulted in a diagnosis that he was legally blind. At 33 years old, he was finally diagnosed, specifically, with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).Although.... Continue reading

The Optometrist’s Role in the Diabetes Care Team

Diabetes is one of the most common, chronic health issues in the world, affecting nearly 30.5 million Americans. It’s also one of the leading causes of vision impairment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, someone with diabetes loses visual function every 15 minutes. Current Data TrendsApproximately 11.0% of U.S. adults with diabetes have some form of visual impairment (3.8% uncorrectable and 7.2% correctable). Diabetes is the leading cause of new.... Continue reading

I Spy a Stye in Your Eye

Written by Dr. David Evans Last modified on August 6, 2018

What’s that small, red, pimple-like bump on your eyelid that’s causing so much discomfort? It’s probably a stye (sometimes referred to as a sty or hordeolum). Besides being difficult to say 5 times quickly, an eye stye is a type of localized infection that can occur along the base of your eyelashes or underneath your eyelid.Styes that form a.... Continue reading

The Rise of Eye Allergies

Written by Dr. David Evans Last modified on August 6, 2018

Once up on a time, allergies were a seasonal issue. The start of spring would bring with it some nasal congestion, respiratory stress and itchy, red eyes. The increased pollen count associated with spring and the source of the allergic reaction typically lasts through summer. After which you could rest easy until the start of the next season. But if y.... Continue reading

Cataract Surgery Leads to Longer Life in Women

Written by Dr. David Evans Last modified on September 6, 2018

An article I wrote back in April described a National Bureau of Economic Research study that concluded cataract surgery patients have a life expectancy 1.8 years longer than people with cataracts who do not undergo surgery. Much of that piece focused on the finding that people, who have vision diminished by cataracts, are less likely to be active, .... Continue reading

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