Halloween Eye Safety

Novelty contacts can create spine-chilling effects but they can result in SERIOUS eye damage – even if only worn for a short time. Damage like: Eye infections Scratched or scarred cornea Eye pain Here are a few alarming facts: There is no FDA regulation that covers novelty contacts sold in Halloween stores, gas stations, flea […]

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2 Ways to Save on Eye Care

Use your Flex Plan and insurance benefits to save on eye care. If you have delayed having an eye exam or eye care procedure due to cost, there are actually ways to save money on these medical appointments – or even have an eye exam at no cost. Take advantage of insurance benefits Use your […]

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Does Insurance Cover Cataract Surgery?

A cataract is a painless, cloudy area in the lens of the eye. The lens is enclosed in a lining called the lens capsule. During cataract surgery in the Inland Empire, our surgeons separate the cataract from the lens capsule. In most cases, the lens is replaced with an intraocular lens implant (IOL). In most […]

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What is a Retinal Specialist?

A retinal specialist is a medical doctor who has specialized in ophthalmology and sub-specialized in diseases and surgery of the vitreous body of the eye and the retina. Ophthalmology is a specialty of medicine dealing with the diseases of the eye and the surrounding tissues, including the eye lids, eye muscles, eye socket, optic nerve […]

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Is Your Vision Suffering from Cataracts? 

Gradual changes in vision can often go unnoticed if you do not have regular eye exams. If you are age 60 or older, your vision may be suffering from cataracts. However, you may be compensating for these vision changes or simply think that you have to live with inferior vision as you grow older.  This […]

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What Are the Three Types of Cataracts?

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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that impairs vision. There are three main types of cataracts: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical and Posterior Subcapsular. The types of cataracts are classified based on where and how they develop in the eye. Nuclear Sclerotic Cataract: A nuclear sclerotic cataract refers to the hardening of […]

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What are Some Signs of Cataracts?

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A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In most cases, cataracts develop slowly and may not significantly affect eyesight. However, if left untreated, they can quickly begin impacting vision and may even cause blindness. If cataracts are detected in the early stages, adequate measures can be taken to prevent worsening […]

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Your Summer Sweet Tooth May Affect Your Vision

It’s natural to consume a little more sugar during the summer. While the occasional treat won’t cause too much harm, regularly indulging in sugary treats will ultimately begin to diminish your immune system and affect your vision. Both natural and refined sugars cause your body to release insulin to regulate your blood sugar. If too […]

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Enjoy Fireworks Responsibly

June is Fireworks Eye Safety Month. With the July 4th holiday just around the corner, we wanted to remind you about the potential dangers of fireworks. There were almost 13,000 fireworks-related injuries in 2017 and 14% of fireworks injuries were eye-related. While they are fun to watch, remember that they are incendiary devices that can […]

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More Women than Men Have Eye Disease

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More women than men have eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. According to the Prevent Blindness study, The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems, these numbers will only continue to increase in the years to come. Prevent Blindness has designated April as Women’s Eye Health and Safety […]

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