| Posted On Aug 15, 2018 | By:

Keeping Your Vision as You Age

There are some things about aging that are inevitable. Your hearing decreases with age, and while limiting exposure to loud sounds can prevent some loss, you cannot prevent it all. Therefore, it might seem logical to assume that your ability to see 20/20 would also decrease with age, but this is not necessarily the case! If you cannot see at 20/20 vision, regardless of age, your eye doctor should determine why. Decreased vision can happen due to changes that occur anywhere from the front of the eye (cornea) to the inside back of the eye (retina) or by changes in the visual system of the brain.

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| Posted On Jan 31, 2018 | By:

Cataracts

One inevitable effect of aging on your eyes is cataracts – everyone gets cataracts. You have natural lenses in your eyes that act just like the lenses in a pair of glasses. These lenses have a very uniform structure, but over time, ultraviolet light from the sun degrades this structure. As a result, your natural lenses become both cloudy and “yellowy,” and it seems as if you’re looking at the world through yellowish frosted glass.

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| Posted On Jun 17, 2015 | By:

My Humanitarian Mission to the Brazilian Amazon

My uncle, who is also an ophthalmologist, frequently goes on humanitarian missions. He told me about a trip he was taking to the Brazilian Amazon, and I was so inspired that I decided I would join him. The mission was coordinated through the Federal University of Amazonas headquartered in Manaus, the capital of the state of Amazonas, on the banks of the Negro River in northern Brazil. Our medical team included me, my uncle,

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| Posted On May 19, 2015 | By:

Does Everyone Need an Eye Exam?

Many people believe that an eye exam only evaluates your eyesight, so if you recently passed the RMV’s vision test or another vision screening, you don’t need to see an eye doctor, right?

Nope. An eye exam is much more than checking your vision and prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Thorough eye exams are important for detecting vision problems and also for assessing your overall health. A thorough eye exam can detect a number of serious medical conditions,

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