Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: rubbing eyes, eye injuries, infections, vision damage, keratoconus, eye drops, eye exams

Even though it is a very natural reaction to rub your eyes when they're feeling itchy, watery or otherwise irritated, it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes. Rubbing them can lead to eye injuries, infections or even damaged vision.

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What is Presbyopia?

Friday, December 05, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: presbyopia, aging, eyesight, vision, eye health

One of the most common side effects of getting older is the loss of near perfect vision. All of a sudden you find yourself having to squint to see certain things, causing stress, eye strain and an overall feeling of annoyance. This decline in close-up vision is caused by a condition known as presbyopia, which can have a direct impact on your daily life. Without adequate vision correction, you can find yourself struggling to read important text on medicine bottles or on receipts.

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Don't Take Your Vision For Granted

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eye health, quality of life, cataracts, diabetes, comprehensive eye exams, amd

It's easy for many of us to take our physical health for granted. Running, jumping and even climbing stairs doesn't seem like a task until you've sprained an ankle or even broken a bone or torn an ACL. Similarly, having healthy vision is something so taken for granted by many of us that it tends to recede into the back of our minds until one day our eyesight isn't as crystal clear as we remember.

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It's Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Friday, November 07, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: diabetes, eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, blindness, eye exams

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. Palmer Eye Center is taking advantage of the fact that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by helping to generate awareness among our patients and community.

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eye injuries, prevention, protective eyewear, eye injury prevention month

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Palmer Eye Center would like to remind you that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home.

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World Sight Day

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: world sight day, avoidable blindness, prevention, visual impairment, awareness, vision health

Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day, a day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments.

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September is Sports Eye Safety Month

Monday, September 22, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: sports related eye injuries, protective eyewear, polycarbonate lenses, prevention of eye injuries

September is Sports Eye Safety awareness month and we encourage anyone who participates in sports - children and adults alike - to remember to protect their eyes. Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under the age of 16. Many people are unaware of how serious sports injuries are, and that these kind of injuries could lead to irreversible eye damage. Most sports-related eye injuries can be easily avoided by simply wearing proper eye protection.

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Blue Light & Your Vision

Friday, September 12, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: blue light, ultraviolet light, macular degeneration, health, eyesight

Light is something that is constantly all around us, in our homes and offices, shining from our televisions, smartphones and computer screens. For the most part, nobody really stops to think about light and the effect of different colors of light has on our bodies, moods and overall health. Were you aware that blue light can actually make you feel better? However, it can also cause insomnia as well as affect the health of your eyes and vision.

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A new eye test may detect Alzheimer's disease decades before its onset

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: alzheimers disease, eye test, retina, brain, technology, beta amyloids

A simple eye test could soon reveal whether patients have Alzheimer's disease, or if they are likely to develop the disease in the future. Researchers recently announced promising results associated with a study focused on a new test that can pick up on the disease years - if not decades - before the appearance of clinical signals.

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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Monday, August 11, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: children eye health, eye injuries, injury prevention, eye examinations

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August is also Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child's success in the classroom. In addition to buying school supplies and new clothes, don't forget to add scheduling a comprehensive eye exam as part of your back to school to-do list.

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