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What is Diabetic Retinopathy?

November is dedicated as the American Diabetes Month and even more specifically, brings awareness to how diabetes affects the eyes. Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition that can develop in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. The longer a patient has diabetes, the higher their risk of developing this condition.

Keeping your teen driver safe

As the week begins for National Teen Driver Safety week, it is important for parents and other adults to discuss safe driving with the teenagers in our lives. Driving is a huge rite of passage for many young people and gives them a great sense of freedom. But with this freedom comes great responsibility.

How to keep your child's eyes safe.

The safety and health of children’s eyes is always a priority at VisionFirst. And because August is National Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month, we thought it beneficial to review some tips to keep young eyes safe. This means everything from proper safety eyewear to managing the environment in which your children play and live. 

Student vision screening vs a comprehensive eye exam?

What’s the difference between a student vision screening and a comprehensive eye exam? At the start of school, parents may receive a reminder from VisionFirst regarding a Back-to-School eye exam. While a complete eye exam is needed to enter Kindergarten, many parents may think a full exam is not needed for older school children because the student will be tested in the fall at their school. This type of school testing is referred to as a vision screening and is quite different from a comprehensive eye exam provided at VisionFirst.

Understanding cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and there are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts. Because this condition affects so many, we want our patients to be aware of the symptoms and know that VisionFirst is here to help.

Aging eyes and presbyopia

The older you get, the harder it can be to see clearly. As you age, the lenses of your eyes become less flexible. That’s called presbyopia, and it makes it more difficult to focus on things up close, like reading a menu or texting.

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