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 →

Five Ways to Save Your Vision

Save Your Vision Month

March is Save Your Vision Month, a campaign that aims to increase awareness on good eye and vision health care. In honor of this effort, the eye experts at Island Eye Surgicenter share their top tips for prolonging healthy eyesight.

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 60 and older. Although AMD does not cause blindness, it is a common cause of low vision, which is partial loss of eyesight that can make everyday tasks difficult or even dangerous. In honor of AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month, the eye… 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 →

Is a Non-Surgical Treatment for Cataracts on the Horizon?

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco, have made a discovery that could help the millions of Americans that lose vision to cataracts. Previously treated only through surgery, cataracts were found to respond to steroid eye drops in a UCSF study of mice. Here, the team at Island Eye Surgicenter explains more.

FDA Approves New Treatment for Keratoconus

The FDA recently announced its approval of corneal cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus, which is a progressive eye disease that causes blurred vision and other symptoms. The manufacturer Avedro developed a corneal cross-linking system (a combination of a drug and device) that the FDA deemed safe and effective for halting the progression of keratoconus…. Continue Reading →

Is Your Eye Makeup Routine Aging You?

Makeup affords women an excellent means to achieve a radiant yet natural appearance or make a bold statement. Of course, makeup used carelessly or inappropriately can have the opposite result: giving the face an older or unattractive appearance. As the face ages, the eyes are often the first area to present glimpses of this natural… Continue Reading →

August Is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month

It’s hard to believe but August is upon us and a new school year is about to begin! As Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month (recognized by the American Academy of Ophthalmology), August is the perfect time to learn about the importance of your children’s eye health and safety; it’s also a good time to… Continue Reading →

Travel Eye Care Tips

July and August are popular months for travel, and Island Eye Surgicenter wants to make sure your eyes stay healthy and safe while you’re away from home. If you have a trip planned, take some time to read our team’s best travel eye care tips.

Eye Care Tips for Expectant Mothers

Pregnancy changes a woman’s body significantly — hormone levels fluctuate, blood volume increases and the body retains fluid. All of these changes can affect eye health and vision. For example, fluid retention can cause the cornea to temporarily change shape, so some women find they are more nearsighted while expecting. Others notice their eyes are… Continue Reading →

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