Addition (Add) Dioptric power added to a distance prescription to accommodate some finite distance such as for reading. The dioptric power of a bifocal segment. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) An acquired retinal disorder characterized by degeneration in the central (macular) area of the retina. This is the leading cause of blindness in persons over age […]
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Retinal imaging is a digital image taken of the retina, blood vessels, and optic nerve located at the back of your eyes. These images can assist in the early detection and management of certain eye diseases, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetes, and hypertension. How is Retinal Imaging Done? Retinal imaging is a simple, non-invasive procedure. […]
With children returning to the classroom this fall, many parents, guardians, and caregivers are busy buying school supplies to set them up for a great school year. However, they may not be including one of the most important steps for ensuring children’s long-term success in their back-to-school prep list – an eye exam.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted inequities and disparities in our healthcare system, with social determinants of health (SDOH) having a considerable correlation with COVID-19 outcomes.
Vitamin D is critical for eye health. From improving tear function to reducing the risk of macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma, vitamin D has a positive effect on eyesight in many ways.
Do you have a vision care visit in the near future for yourself or a loved one? If so, you’ll want to get the most out of your Blue Cross and Blue Shield FEP Vision coverage. That means choosing an in-network provider for your care.
When the weather is warm, and the sun is beaming, most of us know to protect our eyes by wearing sunglasses. What you might not realize is that it’s equally important to protect your eyes in the winter, too. Many eye health afflictions can arise during the cold weather months, including dry, itchy, or watery […]
It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner! Although trick-or-treating and Halloween get-togethers will most likely be paused this year, there’s no harm in still getting dressed up for the occasion. Halloween costumes are always fun, even during a pandemic! If you decide to wear a costume this year, please keep the […]
Optimal eye health is the gateway to overall wellness. Without a proper care plan in place, it can be difficult to make arrangements for eye care and detect vision issues as well as potential diseases. That’s why managed eye care is critical for health.
Imagine losing your vision due to an accident that could have been prevented. Your quality of life can be changed in an instant. Roughly 2.4 million eye injuries occur in the United States annually. These accidents can happen at work, in the home, or during sports causing vision damage and even blindness. The good news is that 90% of […]