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Glaucoma: What You Need to Know

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.


Risk Factors for Glaucoma

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.


You Are What You Eat: Foods For Eye Health

Food and eyes may not seem like they're related, but if eating better is your new year’s resolution for you, you'll also be improving your eye health.


How Do Specialty Contacts Differ From Traditional Contact Lenses?

If you want to switch from glasses to contacts, you may have the preconception that all contact lenses are the same. However, contact lens options are seemingly endless and there is a variety to suit nearly anyone. Traditional contacts are the most common choice among eye care professionals and patients. That said, other options can provide clear, comfortable vision for people with various eye conditions.


The 5 Most Common Eye Diseases

Most people will experience an eye problem at some point in their lives. Many of these problems are relatively minor and heal independently or through treatment at home. However, others are more severe and require specialist treatment by an eye doctor. 


Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness — Chris’ Story

You’ve heard of diabetes, but have you ever heard of diabetic retinopathy? While most understand that diabetes is a disease that affects blood sugar levels, few understand that there are wider complications, including issues that affect the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy progresses slowly and damages the back of the eye, eventually leading to irreversible vision loss if left untreated.


Why Am I Having Blurry Vision?

Blurry vision can come with other symptoms, including headaches, light sensitivity, eye redness, and irritation. A comprehensive eye exam by your eye doctor is the best way to get to the root of blurry vision. If your eyesight seems hazy, visit your eye doctor at Kopolow and Girisgen Doctors of Optometry to find out why.


Halloween Safety: Some Costumes Are Scary For Your Eye Health

Halloween is upon us! As we plan our Halloween costumes, it's important to keep our eye safety in mind. From masks and face painting to decorative contact lenses and more, these fun accessories are definitely scary—for your eye health.


5 Ways That Eyes Change As We Age

The effects of aging include more than gray hair, achy knees, and wrinkles. Your vision and eyes will also change as you age. Consider the number of age- and vision-related conditions that can affect your eyes. These include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Although these conditions are more common in adults over 50, their appearance is not inevitable.


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