25 August 2015
You may have heard of glaucoma but never truly understood what it is. After all, your eye doctor tests for it every time you have a routine eye exam. But if your results always come out negative, you may never really think about what glaucoma is. However, it's important to understand the causes, diagnoses, and treatment options for glaucoma because it's a hereditary disease that can cause permanent blindness if left untreated.
10 August 2015
Whether you have perfect vision or not, eye health is extremely important. It includes everything from visiting your optometrist regularly to eating well and protecting your eyes. Here are some easy ways to improve your eye health and avoid more serious eye-related illnesses. Take Eye Breaks During the Day If you work in an office, you likely stare at the computer screen a good portion of the day. When you are busy working, it can be tempting to do this for hours on end without looking away, but this is extremely bad for your eyes.
29 July 2015
Few things are more disabling than having chronic back pain. Whether you have pain in your lower back or you have pain that affects other parts of the back, it can prevent you from enjoying life and doing the things you need to do. So often people with chronic back pain have no clue what causes it. They simply take pain relieving medication and try to go about their day. However, finding and treating the source of your chronic back pain can provide the most effective relief.
7 July 2015
If your cat goes berserk at certain times of the day, such as late at night or early morning, they are not trying to drive you crazy. They are only acting on their instincts. You see, cats have innate predatory instincts that might cause them to chase imaginary mice, jump off the walls, steal your prized possessions or knock everything off the counter. They are not wild; some cats just have a stronger desire to play and chase, which may be at odds with your sleep schedule.
1 July 2015
If you have missing, cracked or otherwise damaged teeth, dental implant surgery is the perfect way for you to obtain a smile you can be proud of. But, for some people, implant surgery may seem out of reach. The average cost of a single dental implant ranges anywhere from $1000 to $3000 dollars, and, since the procedure is considered cosmetic, many insurance companies will not cover these costs. However, you don't have to settle for a smile that you're ashamed of; use this information to learn more about how you can get dental implant surgery when you're short on cash.
15 June 2015
Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness among middle-aged adults and the elderly. There are two types of macular degeneration: dry and wet. Here is what dry and wet macular degeneration is and what you can do to try to minimize the effects of the disease. Dry Macular Degeneration Dry macular degeneration (DMD) occurs when the tissue on the back wall of your eye behind the retina begins to deteriorate.
1 June 2015
If you have been experiencing pain behind your eye, it could be due to a variety of different conditions. These causes could range from headaches to needing new eyeglasses. Here are some of the common reasons why you might have pain behind your eyes: Issues With Vision A very common reason to have pain behind your eyes is experiencing vision problems. If you haven't seen your optometrist in a while, now is the time to schedule a visit.