Tag: Eyeglasses

Finding Out If Contact Lenses Are the Right Choice For You

Finding Out If Contact Lenses Are the Right Choice For You

There are many considerations to take into account when it comes to deciding whether or not to wear contact lenses. First, the eye doctor needs to figure out if the patient is a good candidate for contact lenses, because certain eye conditions can make wearing them uncomfortable. The patient needs to figure out if their lifestyle permits them to wear contact lenses and, if so, which contact lenses are best for them.

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Diabetic Retinopathy 101 Part 1: Cause, Types and Symptoms

Diabetic Retinopathy 101 Part 1: Cause, Types and Symptoms

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects the way sugar is used and stored in your body. In patients with diabetes, sugar (or glucose) remains in the bloodstream, causing the blood to thicken. This can lead to sluggish blood flow to your organs. When the condition affects the eyes, it’s known as diabetic retinopathy.

Diabetic Retinopathy 101 Part 2: Detection and Management

Diabetic Retinopathy 101 Part 2: Detection and Management

Did you know that diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the world? In fact, it’s estimated that almost 11 million individuals aged 20-74 may become blind by 2030 because of it. What makes this condition even more dangerous is that it’s asymptomatic in the early stages, meaning it’s nearly impossible to detect unless you have regular eye exams.