Eye Health Archives

Are you at risk for a leading cause of blindness in Black Americans?

January 16, 2020

By Cheryl L. Dejewski Glaucoma is known as the “Sneak Thief of Sight” because the most common type is painless and progresses so slowly that most people don’t notice symptoms for years— until severe permanent damage has already occurred. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness, especially for blacks. In fact, black Americans have a… [Read More]

Are you “blind” to the fact that your vision may not be as good as you think?

December 13, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Often when I tell a patient that they have a serious eye condition like glaucoma or macular degeneration, they’ll respond, ‘But, I can see fine’ or ‘I haven’t noticed anything wrong with my eyes,’” reports Mark Freedman, MD, senior partner at Eye Care Specialists, an ophthalmology practice that has overseen the… [Read More]

Local eye MDs review leading causes of vision loss in African Americans

October 3, 2019

By Cheryl L. Dejewski “Loss of vision can have serious consequences that can affect your quality of life and independence, including an increased risk for falling, car accidents, depression, isolation, and other unpleasant concerns. Failing sight can also increase the need for home care or nursing home placement. And, the risk for permanently losing your… [Read More]

Five signs you need to see your eye doctor

May 9, 2019

The eyes are more than just the windows to your soul; they are also windows to your health. Symptoms of many serious health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and liver issues are first seen in the eyes. Most professionals recommend getting your eyes checked once a year, but take a close look at the… [Read More]

Healthy eyes for back to school

September 6, 2018

By Dr. Linda Chous Chief Eye Care Officer, United Healthcare Back-to-school season is in full swing and an ideal time to get your child’s eyes checked. Good eye health is important, in part because 80 percent of what children learn is through their eyes. The American Optometric Association recommends that a child’s first comprehensive eye… [Read More]