macular degeneration

Smoking and Glaucoma

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

We all know smoking impacts our general health, but did you know it can also affect the eyes?  More than 1 billion people worldwide smoke

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What to Do Before an Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

About to come in for your eye exam? Start preparing with these 4 tips, to get the most out of your visit with your eye

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Can Sugar Affect Eye Health?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

We all enjoy a sweet treat now and then, but too much sugar in our diet can come at a price. Here’s how eating excessive

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Macular Degeneration: Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

Let’s clear up some myths and facts on a serious sight-threatening eye condition, macular degeneration. Macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a chronic eye condition most common in people over 60. People with macular degeneration may lose their central vision, but retain their peripheral, or side vision. There’s a lot of information about AMD out there, but how much of it is true? Considering it’s a leading cause of blindness and vision loss, it’s pretty important to get the facts straight.

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Science Needs Compassion

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Have you ever wondered if the smile of a nurse or the bedside manner of a doctor actually increase the chances of positive treatment results? 

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Guide to Low Vision Devices

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

With the large variety of low vision devices now available on the market, our guide will help you choose a magnifier that best suits your

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Coping with Macular Degeneration 

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Around 40 percent of people diagnosed with macular degeneration suffer from depression. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye

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Is It Safe to Drive With Macular Degeneration?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Central vision loss from macular degeneration (AMD) can significantly affect your daily functioning, including your ability to drive. Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular

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What’s Worse: High Myopia or Smoking?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Smoking can lead to the development of sight-threatening eye diseases — but did you know that myopia can also increase your risk of these serious

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Should I Be Worried About Myopia?

by Devora Kramer January 4, 2021

Myopia (nearsightedness) progression in children doesn’t only result in a rapidly increasing optical prescription, it can also lead to some serious sight-threatening eye conditions in

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Can Your Child Benefit from Myopia Management?

by Russ Lazarus December 28, 2020

According to studies, myopia management has shown to reduce myopia progression by up to 78%. Myopia management is a treatment program that involves multifocal glasses or contact lenses, overnight ortho-k lenses, MiSight lenses, or specialized eye drops— all scientifically proven to reduce the rate of myopia progression and the risk of future eye diseases associated with myopia.

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What Causes Night Blindness?

by Russ Lazarus October 21, 2020

Night blindness (nyctalopia) causes reduced vision in low light conditions, and can be a source of fear and anxiety for those affected by it.   Decreased

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What Is an OCT Eye Exam?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

An optical coherence tomography scan (OCT scan) is a critical tool for early diagnosis of macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment, and diabetic retinal disease.  An

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What Is a Digital Retinal Image?

by Russ Lazarus August 23, 2020

Digital retinal imaging (DRI) is a quick and painless way for your eye doctor to look inside your eye and track changes to your ocular

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Visual Field Testing

by Russ Lazarus August 16, 2020

What is a visual field test? Your visual field is simply all the areas you can see at one time. This area includes all the

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Amsler Grid Test: Screening for AMD

by Russ Lazarus July 22, 2020

What is the Amsler grid? The Amsler grid is a tool that is used by eye doctors to help detect early signs of retinal disease

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Guide to Sunglasses

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

Sunglasses are fashionable, but why are they so important? Most people are aware of the harmful effects ultraviolet (UV) radiation can have on the skin. However, many are unaware that UV radiation can also endanger our ocular health and vision.

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What is Macular Degeneration?

by Russ Lazarus May 28, 2020

Have you been diagnosed with macular degeneration? Macular degeneration (AMD) is an ocular disease caused by deterioration of the macula, the center of the retina that controls your visual acuity. Macular degeneration accounts for 8.7 percent of all blindness worldwide, and is one of the leading causes of blindness in adults over the age of 60. 

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