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February Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

— Older adults are susceptible to a number of eye conditions that can damage vision. These include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and age-related macular degeneration, which according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is the most common cause of sight loss in people older than 50. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the deterioration of... Read More

Avoiding Eye Injuries at Home

— These days a lot of us are spending more time at home. We might be working remotely, cooking more rather than eating out, and having our recreation at home. Home improvement centers report that many people are taking advantage of today’s enforced confinement to quarters by doing more gardening, and tackling household repairs and remodeling—often... Read More

Living With Low Vision

— Low Vision Awareness Month During the month of February, eye health experts have been observing Low Vision Awareness Month, an opportunity to highlight the many ways people with partial vision loss can preserve their independence and make the most of their remaining sight. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) describes low vision as “a visual... Read More

Are Your Sunglasses Really Protecting Your Eyes?

— The bright summer sun sends many of us to the drugstore or a mall kiosk to buy a new pair of sunglasses. We might try on 20 pairs, checking ourselves in the mirror to see if they look great on us and make the right fashion statement. But when it comes to sunglasses, how we... Read More

In May, We Celebrate Healthy Vision Month

— Each year, the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the National Institutes of Health, celebrates Healthy Vision Month, a time to call attention to the importance of taking care of our eyesight. This year’s theme is “Make Vision a Focus,” emphasizing that while many Americans seek regular health and dental care, they may fail to... Read More

Older Eyes: What’s Normal, What’s Not?

— More than 142 million Americans are age 40 and older, and it is around age 40 that many people start to notice changes in their eyesight that increase as they get older. By 2030, it is predicted that more than 90 million people will be age 65 and older; one in six of these people... Read More

I Have Cataracts—Can I Drive?

— June is Cataract Awareness Month, a great time to get an eye exam. During the exam, your doctor will check for the presence of cataracts, which are caused by the clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts cause dull, blurry vision and make it harder to take part in normal, daily activities. The bad... Read More

Protect Your Vision From Sun Damage

— The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers tips for buying shades that helps you protect your vision from harmful UV rays of Houston sun. Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether you’re out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also the best defense for... Read More


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