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:...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...