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Farsightedness (Hyperopia)

The condition known as fartsightenesdess, or hyperopia, occurs in approximately 10% of the U.S. population aged 40 and older. This means that around 14 million suffer from the condition countrywide. In the state of Alabama, prevalence mimics that of nationwide rates, with about 9.8% of the population experiencing some degree…

Published: 2016-10-12Read Article
Flashes & Floaters

Floaters Floaters are those specks or spots that  drift across your vision inexplicably. They often seem to come from nowhere, and disappear without explanation without causing  any harm to your vision, however they can also be signs of a more serious problem. Causes Of Floaters Floaters can occur when the…

Published: 2016-10-12Read Article
Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world and it is estimated that 60 million people suffer from the affliction globally. Currently, 3 million Americans have glaucoma but shockingly only half know they have it. Glaucoma affects ethnicities at different rates, with African Americans being 15…

Published: 2016-10-12Read Article
Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

Lazy eye is a visual impairment where usually only one eye fails to achieve visual acuity (the sharpness of your vision and the ability to discern shapes and numbers from a distance). Amblyopia starts during early childhood and if detected quickly and treated, vision won't be adversely affected. If left…

Published: 2016-10-12Read Article
Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, specifically age related, is one of the leading causes of vision loss among people 50 and over. Problems that arise from macular degeneration include damage to the retina and loss of clear vision. With an aging population expected to grow significantly over the coming years, age related macular…

Published: 2016-10-12Read Article