What is Glaucoma and am I at Risk?

September 14, 2022

After Cataracts, Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide! Given its prevalence and asymptomatic nature (in its early stages), assessing for glaucoma is an important part of every routine evaluation. So what is glaucoma and what causes it?

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How to Spot Warning Signs of Vision Problems in the Classroom

August 18, 2022

Around 80% of what children routinely learn in school is visual. Warning signs for vision problems may be difficult to spot for teachers, and a parent may often misunderstand the issue as a behavioral or physical disorder.

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What Are Multifocal Glasses and How Do They Work?

July 14, 2022

As you age, your sight may change, causing you to lose your close-up vision. This change in vision is referred to as Presbyopia. If this happens, you will need to hold the phone, tablet, menu, or a book farther away to acquire reading clarity. This eye condition is common in people over 40 but there are ways to correct the disorder. You can wear multifocal lenses which are available in the form of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Myopia Control

June 22, 2022

Myopia, or nearsightedness, is the most common refractive eye condition with a significant increase in children. When someone has myopia, distant objects appear blurry to them. As an eye becomes more myopic, there is an increase in ocular health concerns. Therefore, eye doctors try to control, slow down, the progression of myopia.

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Do I Need Surgery to Remove my Cataracts?

June 6, 2022

For most patients, cataracts will develop slowly over a number of months and years. This slow development means that it may take a long time before your vision becomes significantly affected. In the early stages of a cataract, your eye doctor at Clarke EyeCare Center will probably recommend that you wear prescription glasses, as these are usually successful in improving your vision so that you can see clearly day to day.   

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