Eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, characterized by red, itchy, watery eyes, occur when an allergen irritates the membrane that covers the eye and the inner eyelid.
The month of January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which is why AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your local eye care center, is here to spread awareness about this vision-related condition. It is marked by high intraocular pressure (IOP), leading to damage to the optic nerve. Often considered the “silent thief of sight,” as much as 40% of a person’s vision can be lost without warning.
Our eyes exhibit a decline in performance as we age. Fortunately, most of these age-related eye changes are perfectly normal and don’t indicate any sort of disease. However, you should be aware that you will need to adjust if you want to maintain clear vision as you grow older. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care can prescribe eyeglasses that will correct your vision. Today, we will talk about these eyeglasses and explain the different available options for patients.
AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care is a trusted eye care center with decades of experience working with patients of all ages. Our practice is patient-oriented, and as part of our services, we aim to teach patients about the best way to take of their eyes. Today, we will discuss diabetic eye care and how to prevent eye problems if you have diabetes.
Eyeglasses were once the only go-to eyewear option for people with vision problems, but that changed when contact lenses emerged. Unlike traditional eyeglasses, contact lenses do not obstruct the peripheral vision and are perfect for wearers who participate in active sports. This corrective eyewear, however, has many forms with different requirements.
Your child’s happiness is your priority, but probably not over their safety. Shopping for toys, for instance, isn’t as easy as you may think, especially considering your child’s eye health. Over 250,000 children in the country are treated at hospitals due to toy-related injuries. To avoid this problem, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, an eye care center in the area, shares some eye-friendly toy shopping tips.
Fireworks have always been a part of Independence Day festivities. While it’s a great way to bond with your loved ones, it may put you at risk of sustaining fireworks-related eye injuries. As June marks Fireworks Eye Safety Month, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care shares four things you can do to protect your eyes this 4th of July.
Many look forward to seeing the flowers every spring. As they bloom, however, they may release pollen that can come in contact with your eyes, leading to eye allergies or hay fever. To help you make the most of what this season has to offer, your eye doctor from AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care shares four ways to maintain your visual health this time of the year.
The macula refers to a small spot found in your retina that helps you see the things in front of you clearly, distinguish different colors and appreciate fine details. As you grow older, however, it may deteriorate and lose its function, a condition also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).