Eye Exams

Eye Exams for Diabetics: Why Are they Important?

Advice from Your Optometric Eye Care Center An annual checkup at your optometric eye care center can help detect diabetes-related vision problems at the earliest stages when treatment is most effective. Diabetes increases the risk of many eye problems like diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, macular edema and retinal detachments. Since symptoms do not often manifest…

Macular Degeneration
Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the #1 cause of blindness in the US.  In this devastating disease, damage to the part of your retina responsible for your central vision results in a blind spot in the center of your vision.  This type of vision loss makes it very difficult to read, see people’s faces, and…

Vertex Distance

Ever wonder why your contact lens prescription is different than your eyeglass prescription? The Answer (one of them): Vertex Distance. Vertex distance is the distance between the back of your eyeglass lens and your eye. A contact lens sits directly on your eye, so the vertex distance is essentially zero. Your glasses and the phoropter…

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