SEPTEMBER: HEALTHY EYE AGING MONTH

SEPTEMBER: HEALTHY EYE AGING MONTH

Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of low vision. Other common contributors include diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and inherited retinal diseases. But there are many simple changes people can make on their own to help them live better:...

read more
AUGUST: CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH/SAFETY MONTH

AUGUST: CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH/SAFETY MONTH

Nearsightedness is a Public Health Crisis Nearsightedness has risen dramatically over the last 50 years. If nothing is done to help slow the increase, half the world’s population may be nearsighted by the year 2050. That means much more than a lot of people in...

read more
JULY-UV SAFETY MONTH

JULY-UV SAFETY MONTH

Buying Sunglasses? Read This First Not all sunglasses are created equal. Hint: it’s all about the UV protection! Wearing sunglasses without 100 percent UV protection is actually a serious health risk - regardless of the season, sun exposure can increase the risk of...

read more
FIREWORKS EYE SAFETY & CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH

FIREWORKS EYE SAFETY & CATARACT AWARENESS MONTH

Author: Dana Karbassi Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that...

read more
May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

If you’re like most Americans, you probably thought you would notice a change in your vision if you had an eye disease. The fact is some of the leading causes of blindness—such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy—can begin without any symptoms. That’s why all healthy...

read more
April is Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Each year, an estimated 100,000 people are hurt by sports-related eye injuries; about 13,500 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss. Front Range Eye Physicians and the American Academy of Ophthalmology remind you: wear the goggles! Getting athletes of any...

read more
Looks Like the Home Office is Here to Stay. Protect Your Eyes.

Looks Like the Home Office is Here to Stay. Protect Your Eyes.

As home and office space merged during the pandemic, many people spent more time in front of screens. Since March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month, here are tips on how to create a comfortable work environment at home to avoid digital eye strain. Make taking breaks a...

read more
FEBRUARY – AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AWARENESS MONTH

FEBRUARY – AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AWARENESS MONTH

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments have dramatically changed the course of this disease over the last 10 years, making AMD more manageable than ever before. As we mark February as AMD...

read more
JANUARY – GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH

JANUARY – GLAUCOMA AWARENESS MONTH

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. Glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, and vision loss progresses at such a gradual rate that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has...

read more
DECEMBER – SAFE TOYS AND CELEBRATIONS MONTH

DECEMBER – SAFE TOYS AND CELEBRATIONS MONTH

Roughly 1 in 10 children's eye injuries that end up in the ER are caused by toys. In support of Safe Toys and Celebrations Month this December, the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises parents to be cautious when choosing holiday gifts for young people and...

read more