Follow These Tips by the AAO For Fireworks Safety This Holiday

The countdown is on for the Fourth of July celebrations! Many people are beginning to look forward to having a barbecue with friends and family, enjoying the pool, or watching firework shows.  Fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate Independence Day. However, there are many inherent risks that come along with lighting fireworks…

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Do You Need A Back To School Eye Exam?

Going back to school takes a lot of prep work. There’s a lot to keep track of, like signing up for classes and buying books! Don’t forget planning your social life as well! One of the most important things you can invest in this year is your eyesight. School is a lot easier when you…

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Getting Your Vision in Tip-Top Shape for 2018

What are your goals for 2018? If you’re like most people, at least one of your New Year’s Resolutions involves your health; whether it’s drinking more water, hitting the gym more often, or starting a new healthy diet. All of these things are great, and luckily they can affect a lot more than just your…

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Elevated Eye Pressure: Do You Have Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is often referred to as the “sneak thief of sight”. This is because glaucoma has no symptoms and can cause irreversible vision loss. This sounds scary, but we promise preventing glaucoma related vision loss is possible as long as you keep up with your routine eye examinations. At these exams, your eye doctor will be able…

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The Early History of Cataract Surgery

Those considering cataract surgery right now may remember that cataract surgery was not always the easy, quick procedure it is today. Many people don’t realize just how long cataract surgery has been around (spoiler alert: a very long time.) Cataract surgery, just a few short years ago, involved a lengthy hospital stay and recovery. Today,…

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How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

If you have diabetes, you probably know by now that uncontrolled blood sugar can wreak havoc on your health. People with diabetes are at risk for a multitude of health problems spanning many different parts of the body, including the eyes. How exactly does diabetes affect your eyes, you ask? In more ways than you…

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Glaucoma: Can It Be Prevented?

Vision loss due to glaucoma is frightening as well as frustrating. The damage that is done to the optic nerve can’t be treated. In some cases, if the glaucoma is detected early, you can protect yourself against serious vision loss. Now the question is, “Can I prevent glaucoma altogether?” Can you prevent glaucoma? The answer is no,…

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A Definitive Guide to IOLs

If you’re considering cataract surgery, you’ve probably stumbled across the term “IOL” a few times by now. Any cataract information you come across is bound to speak on the importance of choosing the right IOL, and how your post-surgery vision hinges on this decision. No pressure! In reality, your cataract surgeon will be there to help you…

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Eye Problems That Cause Headaches

If you get a lot of headaches, it might not be all in your head. In reality, your eyes could be causing your headaches. Once your Glendale, Arizona, eye doctor addresses your eye problems, you can finally say goodbye to those painful headaches. Check out some common causes of headaches, and then head to your local…

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Everything You Should Know About Glaucoma Treatment Options

Getting diagnosed with glaucoma can be frightening, especially since there is not a cure for the eye disease. Fortunately, though, there are treatment options that stop glaucoma in its tracks. Your Glendale eye doctor might not be able to make the disease go away, but he or she can stop the progression. That way, you…

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