The leading cause of blindness in the world is age-related vision disorders. Cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy account for well over 50% of all vision loss in the country and in the world, providing one more reason you should commit to annual eye exams after the age of 60. When caught early on, these diseases can be treated for complete correction or to slow their progression. It becomes much more difficult to effectively address these disorders once vision loss has occurred.
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September is Healthy Aging Month and a perfect time to review habits that can speed age-related vision loss.
When you hear UV Safety Month, what do you think of? Sunscreen likely springs to mind, along with concealing clothing, sun hats, and reduced time outside during peak UV periods. But what about your eyes?
An estimated 100,000 people experience sports-related eye injury every year. Of these, over 13,000 suffer permanent vision loss.
As you get older, the likelihood that you will need cataract surgery increases with every year. Cataract surgery has gotten much shorter and safer over the years, but it still makes many people nervous.
Seeta Eye Centers has created an infographic that will help you better understand the basics of cataracts, and the ways removing those cataracts can help improve your life. Feel free to share it with friends, family, or anyone else who might need cataract surgery.
Cataracts are the thickening and clouding of the lens of the eye that causes decreased vision. Before the development of intraocular lenses (IOLs), the only option for Highland cataract patients was to wear very thick eyeglasses or special contact lenses in order to see following cataract removal surgery.
If you wear prescription glasses, talk to our Fishkill eye doctor to find out which goggles can accept prescription lenses or to learn about laser vision correction so that you can enjoy winter sports without the inconvenience of corrective lenses.
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and the most common cause of poor eyesight in people over 40. If your vision has gone downhill due to cataracts, you do not have to suffer with poor vision. Cataract surgery can restore your vision, and the cataracts will not come back.