Age-Related Macular Degeneration By: Julia King, O.D. Age-Related Macular Degeneration, AMD, is a leading cause of vision loss in adults over 50. It destroys the macula, which is the small central area of the retina that provides detailed central vision. With AMD, you lose the ability to see fine details, both close-up and at a… Read More
The cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. It covers the colored part of the eye and provides a significant amount of our focusing ability. The cornea is made of a material that is very common throughout the body called collagen. The collagen provides structural stability to the cornea. The collagen in the… Read More
Contact lenses may look like simple pieces of plastic, but actually, they are medical devices. As medical devices, they require a prescription, even when not used for vision correction. It is essential to care for your contact lenses properly to prevent eye infections and other adverse reactions. It is also important to adhere to the… Read More
Children require clear and comfortable vision to be successful in school and extracurricular activities. They use their eyes for everything from reading, writing, throwing a ball, using computers, and watching TV. As children advance in school, the demand for clear vision increases because they spend more time reading and learning. Thus, any vision problems should… Read More
When we think of Summer, images of beaches, theme parks, and outdoor sports and activities come to mind. While getting out of the house and doing things outside is generally considered healthy, there are risks involved, one of which is exposure to the dreaded UV light.