90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Are Avoidable

Avoiding work-related eye injuries

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), each day approximately 2,000 American workers experience a job-related eye injury that requires medical attention. This results in more than $300 million a year in lost productivity, medical treatment and compensation. However, experts believe that 90 percent of these accidents can be prevented by wearing the right… Continue Reading →

Six out of 10 Diabetics Skip a Sight-Saving Exam

Six out of 10 Diabetics Skip a Sight-Saving Exam

It has long been known that diabetes can increase one’s risk for other health problems, including those that affect vision. Diabetics have a heightened risk of developing cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, all of which can lead to permanent vision loss. Despite the increased risk, a recent study found that more than half of diabetics… Continue Reading →

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma Awareness Month

More than 3 million Americans have glaucoma, a number that is expected to increase to about 4.2 million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute. January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, a campaign designed to spread awareness on the sight stealing disease. In this blog post, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter shares information… Continue Reading →


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