Category Archives: Vision

Bye-Bye Vertigo!

August 28th, 2018
Living in Florida can be brutal for an allergy sufferer. I know, because I’ve lived in Florida since I was three and can’t remember a time when I didn’t suffer from allergies and ear and nasal infections. I’m allergic to the world so I’m always having to make trips to the doctor for antibiotics and allergy treatments. Recently, I started getting frequent dizzy spells as well. I assumed at first that they were the result of another infection and put…

Through The Eyes Of A Child

August 13th, 2018
Waiting until after Labor Day to begin the new school year is a thing of the past. It is here in Florida anyway. Students attending public schools in the Sunshine State return to school a full three weeks before the Labor Day holiday this year. With the summer break now at an end, the time for back-to-school shopping is already at hand. So, too, is the time to make sure your child is as well-equipped as possible to begin the…

The Eyes Have It

April 17th, 2018
By the time he had reached the end of this 20-year playing career, basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabaar had become known as much for the safety goggles he wore during games as the skyhook he used to become a 19-time NBA All-Star and six-time NBA most valuable player. It was the result of repeated eye injuries, the last one being a second scratched cornea that he suffered midway through the 1974 season he spent with…

Aiming at AMD

March 20th, 2018
If you’re a Baby Boomer, like me, now’s the time to get wise about a dangerous threat to your eyesight. It’s age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, and it’s one of the leading causes of vision loss in people over 50. To get you started learning more, here are a few realities about this insidious eye disease. For one thing, AMD is everywhere. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 1.8 million Americans currently have AMD and another…

“Silent thief” Steals Sight From Millions

February 6th, 2018
Millions of Americans are being robbed of their vision, and many of them don’t even know it. They have glaucoma, often called “the silent thief of sight” because it can cause irreparable harm before the patient notices any vision loss, which can’t be reversed. The disease is the leading cause of blindness in the United States and can occur at any age, although it’s more common among older adults. January was National Glaucoma Awareness Month, so now is a great…

Stay in Contact

August 21st, 2017
For people who have to wear glasses all the time, contact lenses can be a blessing. But if you wear contacts, like I do, you know they require some tender loving care. If you don’t do it and you continue to wear contaminated lenses, you could be in for some serious eye problems later on. There are a number of complications that can occur from wearing contacts that haven’t been properly disinfected or used as directed by your doctor. Let’s…