Diabetes is a systemic disease with ocular manifestations, such as diabetic retinopathy and macular edema. In the United States, over 100 million adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes. These people are more prone to developing different eye problems that can cause poor eyesight and even vision loss.
Meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD, is a leading cause of dry eye syndrome. Your eyelids have meibomian glands that secrete oils into your eyes’ surface, preventing tears from drying too quickly. Problems with these glands, such as obstructions, can lead to MGD and dry eyes. Read on as our eye doctor discusses this condition in […]
The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays that have been well-documented by researchers to have harmful effects. They may affect not only your skin, but also your eyes. As July marks UV Safety Awareness Month, Lifetime Vision Source, your provider of contact lens exam and other optometry services, discusses things you can do to protect your […]
Summer is a perfect time to engage in outdoor activities and spend quality time with your loved ones. Staying too long in the sun, however, may have negative effects not only on your skin, but also on your eyes. As we observe UV Safety Awareness Month this July, Lifetime Vision Source, your provider of adult […]
You may be looking forward to having a good time with your family and friends while celebrating America’s independence. Apart from outdoor barbecues and parades, you may also be excited about the fireworks. However, did you know that every 4th of July, thousands get treated at the emergency room for fireworks-related eye injuries?