Are you caring for contact lenses properly? Read on to find out! With recent developments in technology, soft contact lenses are increasingly popular, with millions of people wearing and caring for them every day. Without proper contact lens care, you could be risking infection, lack of oxygen to the eye, and in severe cases, even blindness. … Continue reading Are Contact Lenses for You?
Doing anything and everything electronically seems to be all the rage these days—even most of your doctors have probably hopped on board. Some things can be quite convenient, such as rescheduling an appointment online through your physician’s portal, or renewing a prescription through your pharmacy’s app. Others may seem convenient, but may not exactly be … Continue reading Online Eye Exams: What to Consider Before Hopping on the Bandwagon
Did you know that women are more likely than men to develop certain eye-related health problems? There are a number of reasons for this difference, and I’d like to tell you why! Firstly, women tend to live longer than men, thus the likelihood that they will develop an eye-related issue is higher simply because of … Continue reading Women’s Eye Health Awareness
The first of this month marks the start of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Surveys have shown that over 37 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with migraine. Often, people who experience migraine report that visual symptoms are the first to begin. These symptoms can vary from flashes of light, zig-zag lines, a … Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month & the Benefits of Amber-tinted Lenses
With summer right around the corner, it’s easy to remember how important it is to protect our skin from the sun as our skin begins to burn. But what about our eyes? Research polled 10,000 adults and found that over 20% don’t think their eyes are at risk for sun damage! Another half of the adults surveyed simply forget … Continue reading Are Your Eyes at Risk? Sunglasses May Be The Answer
Here at Kelly Eye Center there have been some new and exciting things happening. We are now offering two new procedures to our patients: iStent and AmbioDisk. Also, we have finished redecorating our Wake Forest office. The iStent is a trabecular micro-bypass implant that is used to help treat mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma. The … Continue reading What’s New at Kelly Eye Center
The 4th of July is rapidly approaching, and for many people that means enjoying fireworks with friends and family. Fireworks are certainly beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. While enjoying the holiday, it’s important to remember that fireworks are explosives and should be treated as such. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission(1), there … Continue reading Fireworks Safety
What is a cataract? A cataract forms when the natural lens inside the eye becomes cloudy. For most people, this naturally happens as we age. However, cataracts can also form as the result of trauma (ex. car accident, sports injury, etc.), prolonged steroid use, diabetes, previous eye surgery, or other factors. Cataract surgery is the … Continue reading June Is Cataract Awareness Month