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Your Eye Exam Could Save Your Life!

Most Americans only visit the eye doctor when they notice changes in their vision. Not a bad plan, right?  Although it’s always important to see a doctor if you notice a difference in your health, you might want to visit your eye doctor even if you don’t think anything is wrong. This is because comprehensive eye… Read More


Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month! The aim of this month is to educate patients about macular degeneration, as well as promote awareness, share resources, and encourage comprehensive vision examinations. What is macular degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 50 and older. It is also known… Read More


Cataract surgery leads to better driving!

Have you heard? Cataract surgery leads to better driving! Cataract surgery can be life-changing, allowing patients with poor vision to finally see bright colors, regain their night vision, and even reduce their dependence on glasses. But can these improvements be measured? In Australia, a group of researchers sought to quantify how much cataract surgery can… Read More


What is the LASIK success rate?

What is the LASIK success rate? At Ophthalmology Associates, the most common questions we receive about LASIK eye surgery involve how successful it is. For instance, how many patients receive 20/20 vision? How many patients experience complications? And how many patients would recommend the procedure to friends and family? The LASIK success rate LASIK is… Read More


Diabetic Eye Disease

Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? Diabetes increases the risk of multiple eye diseases, many of which can lead to permanent vision loss. Oftentimes, there are no early symptoms for these conditions, making it essential for people with diabetes to receive regular comprehensive eye examinations. What causes diabetic eye disease? When a… Read More


Keep Your Eyes Safe This Halloween!

Halloween is an exciting holiday for children and adults alike. Fun costumes, scary movies, deliciously spooky snacks… what’s not to love?  This Halloween, Ophthalmology Associates encourages our community to practice safe and healthy habits to protect your vision while trick-or-treating. Below, check out some of these eye safety and other tips for Halloween as recommended… Read More


Healthy Habits to Take Care of Your Vision

It’s never too late to start healthy habits to take care of your vision!  September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual health observance designed to encourage people to start healthy habits for their vision and to increase their physical, social, financial, and mental well-being. “We saw a need to draw attention to the myths of… Read More


ARE LASER POINTERS DANGEROUS?

Are laser pointers dangerous?   August marks Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, an awareness month that encourages people to pay special attention to childhood eye illness and injury. This month, Ophthalmology Associates wants to remind you of the dangers associated with using a laser pointer as a toy. While laser pointers may seem harmless enough,… Read More


Keeping Your Eyes Safe from Fireworks

Keeping your eyes safe from fireworks.  In the month surrounding the Fourth of July, an average of 280 people go to the emergency room each day with fireworks-related injuries.  This July, Ophthalmology Associates encourages our community to take care when using backyard fireworks. Fireworks safety 101 Every year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission publishes an… Read More


June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month! Every year, the organization Prevent Blindness America along with the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages Americans to be mindful of the signs and symptoms associated with cataracts. This year, we’ve decided to outline several common myths about cataracts.  Have you heard any of these before? Myth: Cataracts only affect older adults… Read More


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