Imagine how great it would feel to have the independence to perform everyday tasks without the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. Laser Vision Correction is a surgical procedure that can help patients reduce or eliminate the need for corrective eyewear! [Read more…]
Archives for February 2017
Have Laser Cataract Surgery Because Your Vision Is Worth It!
A cataract is a common condition, where the natural lens of the eye becomes increasingly cloudy. Vision with a cataract may look fuzzy or blurry, colors may be muted, or you may experience difficulty reading signs while driving at night. Cataract symptoms are progressive and cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts. When symptoms become bothersome, it’s time to consider treatment. [Read more…]
Technology, Tools, and Rehabilitation Can Help Seniors with Low Vision Maintain Their Independence
Giliberti Eye and Laser Center reminds older adults to have a comprehensive eye exam if they notice signs of low vision. Each day, approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65, and one in six adults this age and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. As part of its support for Low Vision Awareness Month this February, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Giliberti Eye and Laser Center are providing older adults with low vision guidance on how to make the most of their remaining sight and keep their independence. [Read more…]
Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read and recognize faces. Approximately 2.1 million Americans had AMD as of 2010. This number is expected to double to more than 5.4 million by 2050. Meanwhile, fewer people are aware of the disease compared to other eye diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma.
To help raise awareness of AMD as Valentine’s Day approaches, Giliberti Eye and Laser Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology are reminding seniors that their eyes need love, too! There are steps they can take to take better care of their eyes and protect themselves from AMD-related blindness. [Read more…]
February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Low Vision Awareness Month!
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments have dramatically changed the course of this disease over the last 10 years, making AMD more manageable than ever before. [Read more…]