Solar Eclipse 2017

Solar Eclipse

Eye Safety Tips to Experience the Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

On August 21, 2017, “In a 70-mile wide band from central Oregon through South Carolina, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible across the entire continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years. The rest of the nation and parts of North and Central America will experience a partial solar eclipse.” [1] During this unique and exciting event, make sure to be prepared with proper eye protection! Without following proper safety precautions, “viewing even the smallest sliver of a crescent sun peeking out from behind the moon is enough to cause irreversible damage to your vision.” [2] [Read more…]

Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

UV Protection - Sun Safety Tips for Your Eyes

UV Protection – Sun Safety Tips

As summer days get longer, everyone looks forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun! Giliberti Eye and Laser Center and the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants everyone to remember their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays! In addition to using sunscreen on your body, take the time to also protect your peepers! [Read more…]

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians: What’s the Difference?

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians - What's the Difference?

Are All Eye Care Professionals the Same?

Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Opticians. They all provide eye care to patients, but what is the difference in the services that they offer? Aren’t they all the same?
The quick answer is, no- ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians are not all the same! While they all play an important part in patients’ eye health, it is important to understand what each type of professional is qualified to do.
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May

Healthy Vision Month - May

May is Healthy Vision Month!

Approximately 37 million adults in America have cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, or diabetic retinopathy, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness. However, recent studies show that making healthy choices and getting regular comprehensive eye exams can help reduce a person’s risk of vision loss. [Read more…]

Spring is Here…

Spring Allergy

…Welcome All the New Beginnings!

No matter how long winter lasts, spring is always sure to follow! As the snow finally melts away and the flowers bloom, most people start to become affected by spring allergies. Triggers such as various plant pollen, grass, dust, and molds can create great discomfort and it’s important to take steps to safeguard and/or alleviate any spring allergy symptoms. [Read more…]