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Different Degrees of Color Blindness

Color blindness happens when you cannot see colors correctly, also known as color deficiency. Color blindness occurs when someone is unable to distinguish between specific colors. Color Blindness usually happens between greens and reds, and occasionally blues. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, two types of cells detect light in the retina. The Rods… Read More


Summer’s Here, Protect Your Eyes in the Pool!

Having fun at the pool or exercising water aerobics this summer can be a great way to cool off from the heat. Chlorine and Saline do a great job keeping the water clean, but it can also be hard on your eyes. Pools Are Tough On The Tear Film Chemicals in pool water wash away… Read More


The Importance of Eyelashes and Eyebrows

Isn’t it interesting that a study completed by MIT stated that it would be hard to recognize you if you did not have your eyebrows!  Our eyebrows and eyelashes frame our faces, but they don’t just exist for our beauty. They also serve as a protection and helping us express emotion. Our eyebrows and eyelashes… Read More


What Is A Detached Retina?

What is A Detached Retina? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a detached retina is when the retina lifts away from the back of the eye, like wallpaper peeling off the wall. SYMPTOMS IN DETAIL When the retina is detached from the back wall of the eye, it is separated from its blood supply and no… Read More


Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness has declared the month of June as Cataract Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 25.7 million Americans over 40 have cataracts, and the number will likely increase to 45.6 million by 2050. In support of Cataract Awareness Month, we offer a few tips for those diagnosed with cataracts as… Read More


Prevent Eye Injuries with these Firework Safety Tips

Did you know that fireworks cause 2,000 eye injuries every year? According to a  new study published in JAMA Ophthalmology, during the 19-year study period, fireworks caused more than 34,000 ocular injuries, and the most common injury was ocular burn. We are on the heels of the official summer celebrations approaching, with Memorial Day as the… Read More


May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month!

Summer is almost here, and while the sun will be shining bright, it is a golden time to highlight Ultraviolet Awareness month. Prevent Blindness America sponsors Ultraviolet Awareness month in May to increase awareness of how UV rays can damage your eyes and hurt your vision. We all love to take in those warm summer… Read More


What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that affects people with diabetes. Diabetic Retinopathy is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes abnormal… Read More


It’s World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week is a global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) to raise awareness about glaucoma.  The 2021 theme ‘The World is Bright, Save your Sight!’ reflects the hope that with regular testing, people will continue to see the world around us: full of beauty, charm, and adventure.  To mark World Glaucoma Week, Georgia Eye… Read More


What To Do If Hand Sanitizer Gets In Your Eye

The introduction of strict hand hygiene has become an essential part of our daily habits. It has also created new challenges for our eyes with the rise of eye accidents from hand sanitizers coming in contact with the eye. It is no surprise that there are sanitizer dispensers at every corner. We see them at… Read More


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