Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in those over the age of 60 in the United States. Knowing what and why it is happening empowers those facing it and family members helping loved ones overcome any obstacles. While there is no cure, early detection plays a tremendous and vital role… Continue reading Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Visiting an optometrist for a yearly exam is vital to healthy eyes that last a lifetime. The overall goal of a visit is to make sure patients can see clearly by ensuring there refractive error is correct and their eyes are healthy. If a patient needs vision correction (refractive eye care), we define their individual… Continue reading Your Future Could Be Crystal Clear
They say the eyes are a window to the soul. At Antietam Eye we like to say, the cornea is like the window to your eye. It forms a dome over the colored part of your eye, the iris. In between the iris and the cornea is the aqueous fluid and on top of the… Continue reading Cornea Care 101
It amazes me how important tears are to our comfort and vision. While sobbing may exhaust you physically and emotionally, you may be interested to know that the tears in our eyes are very complex and an essential part to the health of your vision. Depending on which component is deficient, your symptoms will affect… Continue reading Don’t Cry Over Dry Eyes: Treatments for Your Tear Layers
We’re one degree closer to summer, sunshine and long, warm days! Trips to the pool, vacations to the beach or outdoor fun with family and friends! It is great to be outside without being bundled up – but you still need to cover up… with sunscreen. Everyone is aware of the dangers of UV light… Continue reading Set Your Eyes On Summer: UV Safety Tips
Often patients come into Antietam Eye to ask if they have Pink Eye. I sense that most patients are referring to an eye infection. Technically, though, if the white part of your eye is pink you have Pink Eye or conjunctivitis. The conjunctiva is actually a clear membrane over the white sclera of the eye.… Continue reading Do I Have Pink Eye?
Low vision is a classification of eye care that focuses on patients with decreased vision in which regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery cannot improve. Disease, trauma, infections and congenital defects are all contributing factors to why a person may have low vision. Low vision affects all age ranges, however due to diseases like Age-Related Macular… Continue reading A Clear Look At Life With Low Vision