Age Related Eye Conditions

City traffic at night appearing very blurry with bright halos around all the lights depicting poor vision at night caused by night blindness

Why is My Night Vision Getting Worse?

If you have trouble seeing at night, you’re not alone. In fact, millions of people experience worsened vision at night or in dim light. This is referred to as night blindness, or nyctalopia. If you've noticed your night vision getting worse, this could be a sign of underlying health ...

A female ophthalmologist consults with a patient about cataract surgery.

What Is the Best Age for Cataract Surgery? 

Cataracts are the number one cause of blindness worldwide. It’s estimated that more than 24.4 million people in the U.S. over the age of 40 are affected by this degenerative eye disease. These statistics may come as a shock to some, because while often associated with aging, cataracts can begin ...

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Can LASIK Wear Off? 

If you are considering LASIK surgery to correct your vision, you may be curious about the long-term effects. One common question many people have is, "Can LASIK wear off?" It's a valid concern, as the idea of investing in a procedure only to have it diminish over time can be ...

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Does Everyone Get Cataracts Eventually? 

The most common cause of cataracts is aging. According to the National Eye Institute, in 2010, 68.3% of adults in the United States, 80 years old or older, have had, or still have cataracts. Like wrinkles, crepey skin, and brittle bones, as we age, almost everyone gets cataracts eventually. However, your risk for ...

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Glaucoma Could Be Quietly Blinding You 

Your Guide to Glaucoma Prevention, Detection, and Treatment  Every January, the National Eye Institute (NEI) raises awareness about Glaucoma with its Glaucoma Awareness Month campaign.   Awareness is crucial in the prevention of glaucoma-caused blindness. Glaucoma affects 2.7 million people in the United States and is a leading cause ...

Ophthalmologist performing eye examination.

What is a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Your Complete Guide to a Truly Comprehensive Eye Exam Some of the most common degenerative eye diseases such as cataracts don’t always present with symptoms right away. In fact, patients can have cataracts for years without noticing any changes in their vision. This is why having a comprehensive eye ...

Can Cataracts be Prevented?

4 Health Tips for Lowering Your Risk of Developing Cataracts Cataracts are the leading cause of preventable blindness worldwide. An estimated 95% of people in the United States over the age of 65 are affected by age-related cataracts (Nuclear Sclerotic Cataracts). When left untreated, age-related cataracts grow progressively larger and will result in ...

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8 Essential Nutrients Your Eyes Need

Superfoods to add to your diet to naturally improve eye health and vision Superfoods are foods that tick many of the nutritional boxes all on their own. They provide our necessary nutrients and vitamins, without the need for taking supplements. Healthy lifestyle habits, including a diet of essential nutrients, can ...

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The Most Prevalent Age-Related Eye Conditions in People Over 40

A guide to the most prevalent age-related eye conditions for people ages 40 and older The CDC estimates that over 4.2 million Americans over the age of 40 are legally blind, and the leading causes are all age-related eye conditions. Many of these conditions are treatable and with a simple eye exam, they ...

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