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Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

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: Understanding and Coping with Vision Impairment

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.

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.

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