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September 15, 2021
A recent study out of the UK has found that people who suffer from age-related macular degeneration are 25% more likely to develop dementia. The study, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, also determined that cataracts increase risks for dementia by 11% while diabetic retinopathy increases risks by an alarming 61%. Conducted on a group of 12,000 middle-aged Britons, this study... Read More
August 09, 2021
Regular eye exams are the best way to ensure that you are staying on top of your vision needs, but annual exams aren’t necessary for everyone. If you are under the age of 50 and your vision remains stable, having an eye exam every other year or even every three years may be fine. However, it is a good idea to watch for signs of changing vision or potential eye problems and to schedule an exam... Read More
July 08, 2021
There are several reasons to wear sunglasses. To look cool? Sure. Because your future’s so bright? Of course. But most importantly, because UV rays can do serious, lasting, and irreversible damage to your eyes. Unprotected exposure to UV rays increases the risk for serious issues such as: Cataracts Eye growths Eye cancer Too much exposure to UV rays can also lead to less serious issues such as... Read More
June 03, 2021
June is National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables month – just in time for Farmers’ Markets in Poughkeepsie and Dutchess County to start offering local produce. Often higher in nutritional content than frozen options, fresh fruits and vegetables offer a delicious way to incorporate needed nutrients into your diet – several of which have been proven to help slow or even prevent certain age-related eye... Read More
May 18, 2021
A cataract occurs when protein fibers in the natural lens of the eye begin to build up, causing a general clouding. Common with age, risks for cataracts increase with some lifestyle factors such as smoking, being overweight, and excessive exposure to sunlight. Diabetes, both type I and II, along with hypertension also increase the risks for the development of a cataract. Predisposition to... Read More
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April 12, 2021
April is Sports Eye Safety Month, and a good time for athletes to truly consider how best to protect their eyes. Some sports pose more threat to the eyes than others, but even things like swimming can cause harm to the eyes when protective eyewear is not used. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the most dangerous sport for the eyes is basketball. With more than 5,000 injuries... Read More
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February 18, 2021
Can COVID-19 cause vision loss? As it turns out, yes, it can. A study initiated by the French Society of Neuroradiology has found a higher likelihood of abnormal MRI findings, such as nodules on the posterior pole (backside) of the eyes, in patients with severe coronavirus infection. The study, conducted on 129 patients with severe COVID-19, found that around seven percent of study participants... Read More
January 12, 2021
LASIK is a laser vision correction surgery that can provide lasting freedom from prescription eyewear like glasses and contact lenses. The best time to undergo LASIK is when you have grown tired of the limitations posed by contacts and glasses, along with the maintenance eyewear requires. Am I a Good Candidate? The best candidates for LASIK are men and women who are over the age of 18, have... Read More
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December 07, 2020
Recovery from cataract surgery is typically very quick. Your vision may be cloudy, blurry, or otherwise imperfect for a few hours up to a few weeks, but this should self-correct as your eyes adjust to your new intraocular lens. Remember, as your vision adjusts, you may undergo different stages in which various distortions or disturbances are present. These, too, should self-correct while your... Read More
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November 03, 2020
In the state of New York, anyone over the age of two who can tolerate a facial covering must wear a mask when in a public space where social distancing is not possible. This simple act has had a measurable impact on slowing the spread of COVID-19.  Wearing a mask can help save lives, but if you have glasses, a facemask can pose fogging issues that can be both limiting and frustrating. While... Read More
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