vision loss

Vision Therapy for Concussions

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Up to 90% of people experience vision problems after experiencing a concussion. The symptoms that persist following a concussion are collectively called Post Trauma Vision […]

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Glaucoma: What are the Signs?

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know about 3 million people in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma, but only half are aware they have it? Over 90% of […]

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Glaucoma: ‘The Silent Thief of Sight’

by Russ Lazarus April 13, 2021

Did you know that rock star Bono from U2 has glaucoma? U2’s Bono is not alone, at least 3 million North Americans have glaucoma, but […]

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Top 5 Myopia Myths

by Russ Lazarus April 12, 2021

Do you want to know the truth about the top 5 myopia myths?  Myopia affects 1.45 billion people worldwide and is the most common refractive […]

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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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Top 10 Tips For Contact Lens Wearers

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

If you wear contact lenses, you’ll want to read our list of the top 10 healthy habits that all contact lens wearers should follow.  Do […]

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When are Atropine Eye Drops Used?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Atropine is an essential eye drop used by eye doctors in both the diagnosis and treatment of many eye conditions. When you go for your […]

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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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Can Sleep Apnea Affect your Eyes?

by Russ Lazarus March 18, 2021

Sleep apnea can affect not only your physical health, but can have serious consequences for your eyes and vision too. If you have sleep apnea, […]

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Macular Degeneration: Myths and Facts

by Russ Lazarus March 7, 2021

Macular degeneration impacts the lives of nearly 10% of all adults—more than all other eye conditions combined. Let’s clear up some myths and facts on […]

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Eyes: The Windows to Your Health

by Russ Lazarus February 21, 2021

Eyes are known as the ‘windows to your soul’, but they are the window to your health as well. According to Eye-Q, over 20% of […]

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Eyes and Obesity

by Russ Lazarus February 18, 2021

Obesity is a global medical epidemic, research clearly shows the direct correlation between obesity and eye diseases. Studies show that obesity increases the risk of […]

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Does Smoking Affect the Eyes? 

by Russ Lazarus February 17, 2021

The effects of cigarettes and tobacco on health are widely known, but few understand the negative impact they can have on eye health and vision.  […]

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What Are Eye Flashes?

by Russ Lazarus February 14, 2021

Have you ever been startled by the appearance of small flashes of light out of the corner of your eye? When eye flashes appear out […]

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Eye Floaters: Should I Worry?

by Russ Lazarus February 11, 2021

Eye floaters can be a sign of serious disease, but now eye doctors can successfully treat with a range of very effective options. What are […]

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What Are Side Vision Glasses?

by Devora Kramer January 11, 2021

Side-vision awareness glasses are an effective low vision device that increases the viewing field for people suffering from side vision loss.  Side vision awareness glasses […]

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Eye Protection at Home

by Russ Lazarus December 9, 2020

Ninety percent of eye injuries can be prevented with appropriate eye protection. Many people perform their daily chores without even thinking about the risk of […]

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Eye Injuries: Are All Toys Safe for Children?

by Russ Lazarus December 6, 2020

An estimated 11,000 toy-related eye injuries occur in the United States, each year. When purchasing toys for your children keep in mind that many toys […]

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Can Corticosteroids Affect Vision?

by Russ Lazarus November 24, 2020

Corticosteroid drugs, also called steroids, stimulate the production of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a natural hormone that helps to stabilize the body’s anti-inflammatory […]

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Corneal Transplant (Keratoplasty)

by Russ Lazarus November 24, 2020

More than 44,000 corneal transplants are performed in the United States each year. The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye that is responsible […]

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Eye Emergency: Hand Sanitizer in Your Eye

by Russ Lazarus November 16, 2020

One of the best ways to protect yourself from catching a virus is to frequently disinfect your hands. Washing your hands with warm water and […]

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Corneal Ulcers (Keratitis)

by Russ Lazarus November 12, 2020

What is a corneal ulcer? The cornea is the translucent, outermost layer of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The cornea plays a […]

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4 Ways Diabetes Can Affect Your Vision

by Russ Lazarus September 22, 2020

Diabetes can increase your risk of eye disease and permanent vision loss. Diabetes affects the way your body regulates glucose (sugar), and prevents the glucose […]

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A Deeper Understanding of Diabetic Retinopathy

by Russ Lazarus September 21, 2020

Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of vision loss among people with diabetes. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it is critical to ensure […]

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Why Is Eye Pressure Important?

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

Eye pressure, also called intraocular pressure (IOP) refers to the fluid pressure inside the eye. Maintaining a healthy IOP will help to preserve your vision […]

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Visual Migraines

by Russ Lazarus August 15, 2020

What is a visual migraine? A visual migraine, also known as an ocular migraine, is a temporary episode of visual distortion. There are two different […]

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Cataract FAQs

by Russ Lazarus July 1, 2020

Q: What are cataracts? A: A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s transparent lens, that results in blurry vision and vision loss. The best […]

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When Should I Have Cataract Surgery?

by Russ Lazarus June 29, 2020

Over 50 percent of all adults will begin to develop a cataract by the time they reach 60. When cataracts first develop, you may not […]

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Macular Diseases

by Russ Lazarus June 28, 2020

What is a macular disease? The macula is located in the center of the retina, and is responsible for enhancing our central vision with clear, […]

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Internal Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus June 23, 2020

Here is a guide to the most common internal eye infections, their symptoms, and treatment methods. Eye infections can be quite uncomfortable, causing redness, pain, […]

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Diabetic Retinopathy

by Russ Lazarus June 1, 2020

What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a serious sight-threatening complication of diabetes that can lead to blindness. This ocular disease is caused by high […]

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Conjunctivitis and Eye Infections

by Russ Lazarus May 31, 2020

Eye infections can cause redness, pain and inflammation, and can even lead to permanent vision loss if not treated effectively. Approximately 1 in 300 people […]

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Cataracts

by Russ Lazarus May 27, 2020

What are cataracts? A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s transparent lens, that causes blurry vision and vision loss. This condition is painless and […]

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