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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


May is Healthy Vision Month

Happy Healthy Vision Month! Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? Every May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) celebrates Healthy Vision Month, an awareness campaign designed to encourage healthy, sight-saving habits. This year, NEI is focusing on young adults between the ages 25 to 35. While people in this age group typically have… Read More


Sports Eye Safety Month

Which sport causes the most eye injuries? April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month, Ophthalmology Associates encourages all our patients to wear proper eye protection when participating in athletic activities. Potential eye injuries that can result from sports include corneal abrasions, orbital fractures, detached retina, and even cataracts. In some instances, people have even… Read More


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