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Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people worldwide. In this blog, we shed light on what cataracts are, their symptoms, available treatments, and the importance of annual eye examinations.
Summer vacation is finally here! While summer is a great time for kids to enjoy the outdoors, it's essential to prioritize their eye health and protect their vision from potential harm. In this blog post, we will discuss valuable tips to ensure your children's eyes stay safe and healthy during summertime and summer vacation.
Have you ever noticed something moving in your eye when blinking or looking in different directions? While it doesn’t hurt, it looks as though something’s floating around in your eye.
Keratoconus, or KC, is one of many vision disorders. In this case, it occurs when the cornea becomes thin and begins to bulge outward into a cone-like shape.
Eye injuries may seem rare—until you realize how alarmingly common they are. Every day, thousands of people sustain work-related eye injuries, many necessitating an emergency room trip. Some of these injuries result in time off work for the affected workers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on our lives and our health. While we are familiar with the respiratory symptoms associated with the virus, did you know that it can also affect your vision and overall eye health? While it’s not yet fully understood how, several studies have suggested the virus can cause a range of vision and eye health issues.
Macular degeneration is a disease that impacts the macula or central part of your retina. Your macula is responsible for providing sharp, central vision. Its deterioration can lead to a loss of vision in the center of the field of view. Macular degeneration is the top cause of blindness in older adults. Read on to learn more about macular degeneration symptoms.
Low vision is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and can severely impact their daily life and independence. Low vision is generally permanent and cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. The condition can be caused by various factors and can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life.
At Kopolow & Girisgen, Doctors of Optometry, our caring doctors are well-versed in glaucoma detection and management. Our skilled team utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic methods to diagnose glaucoma in its earliest stages. These include tonometry, a technique for measuring intraocular pressure, and direct examination of the optic nerves as part of a retinal exam under pupillary dilation.
January is known as glaucoma awareness month. Because of this, the American Glaucoma Society emphasizes the importance of having a healthy optic nerve. This specific nerve must remain healthy so that you can have good eyesight. Knowing the risk factors for glaucoma can help motivate you to do your best to prevent this eye condition. Here are the details that you should consider.