Even if your diabetes is under control, it can affect your eyes in subtle ways. Often there are few or no symptoms until the damage to your vision is severe. A regular eye exam by your optometrist can detect these problems before they reduce your vision. Here are the ways that diabetes can affect your vision and the treatment options that prevent severe vision loss. Glaucoma Your eye is full of a gel-like fluid called the vitreous. [Read More]
Don't Let Age-Related Macular Degeneration Steal Your Vision
One of the diseases that can erode your eyesight as you get older is age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. This disease is slow to present symptoms as it affects your vision. Here is what you need to know about AMD and how to keep it from robbing you of your vision. The Causes of Vision Loss There are two types of AMD. In each case, your retina is damaged. Light is prevented from hitting the retina, causing vision loss. [Read More]
Should Your Contacts Have UV Protection?
Many glasses manufacturers provide the option to apply a coating to the lenses of your glasses that will help to protect you from harmful UV rays. You might be surprised to know that this is also an option with contact lenses. UV-shielding contact lenses may be very beneficial to you, but there some things they can and cannot do. This guide will explain how UV-shielding contacts can help to protect your eyes, as well as why you may need additional protection. [Read More]
5 Things You Need To Know About Ciliary Body Melanoma
Your ciliary body is a ring-shaped tissue within your eye. Its functions include supporting the lens of your eye and producing aqueous humor, the fluid between your lens and your cornea. This lesser-known eye tissue can develop cancer, including melanoma. Here are five things you need to know about ciliary body melanoma. What are the signs of ciliary body melanoma? In the early stages, ciliary body melanoma doesn't cause any symptoms. [Read More]