If you are over the age of 65 and notice your vision starting to fade, there’s a good chance you could be experiencing the onset of age-related macular degeneration. More commonly known as AMD, age-related macular degeneration is a chronic eye condition that occurs when the central part of the retina called the “macula” deteriorates …Read More
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After enjoying a good read on your Kindle Fire or watching an especially funny cat video on your iPad, do you ever notice a slight ache in your eyes? Maybe some blurred vision? It's possible your eyes and your electronics aren't getting along. Americans are spending more time on digital devices than ever before. The …Read More
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month! Prepare yourself for all the festivities by reading up on the best safety practices for the season. Toy Safety As you shop for gifts, keep this list from Everhart Eyes Associates in mind: • No toys with sharp objects …Read More
It's World KC Day and we're here to raise awareness about keratoconus! According to The Discovery Eye Foundation, keratoconus "is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop." This then leads to visual impairment. The cornea is responsible for allowing us to complete simple, but …Read More
Leaves changing. Halloween stores opening. Candy stashing. This can only mean one thing. October has finally arrived. While this month is full of exciting activities and events, it’s also Home Eye Safety Month. “Accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries each year.” – Prevent Blindness Is this number shocking to you? While many would …Read More
Currently, more than 3 million people in the U.S. have Glaucoma in the Unites States alone. Let that number sink in for a second. The scary truth behind this number is that a large percentage of men and women who currently have glaucoma are not even aware that they have the disease. By 2030, the NEI …Read More
Christmas carols dominating the radio, cards being received left and right, Santa Claus at every mall and holiday store... All this can only mean one thing: the Holiday Season has officially arrived. While this is the most wonderful time of the year, with it comes some dangers worth noting to ensure a seasonal gathering with …Read More
Today, November 14, is World Diabetes Day, fittingly brought up during the month of Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. The theme for this year is “Eyes on Diabetes,” a day to focus on “the importance of screening to ensure early diagnosis”. Here are some facts and figures from IDF: 415 million adults were living with …Read More
While the title alone may have been a mouthful, we’re breaking down all the extensive information into bite size facts so you can better understand why November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. “According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes, but almost one-third don’t know …Read More
Hearts across the nation are being won over by young Beckham Zobrist’s courageous cancer-survivor story. At only 7 years old, Beckham is being open and honest about his struggles and journey of being a retinoblastoma survivor. From the Chicago Tribune, “His parents and doctors have tried for the last four years to help him embrace …Read More