Raise a Glass to the Holidays – A Little Wine May Help Your Eyes!
Cataracts and Alcohol As you may know, a cataract is a clouding of the eye’s normally clear lens. Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t affect vision early on. But over time, cataracts eventually make it more difficult to read, drive a car or see people’s faces. Treatment includes surgery, where the cataract is removed and replaced with […]
Take a Deep Breath & Close Your Eyes: National Stress Awareness Day is November 3
We’ve all heard about how elevated levels of daily stress, such as many are experiencing related to the Covid-19 crisis, can impact physical and mental health. Being in a prolonged and constant feeling of stress can contribute to serious problems such as hypertension, heart disease, decreased immunity, loss of sociability, and decreased mental resilience. But […]
There’s More to a Sagging Eyelid than Meets the Eye
In our September 8th blog, we shared the story of how Atlantic Eye’s Dr. Ronald Kristan made a lifesaving decision for patient Lisa Economou (September blog). In this season of giving thanks, we remember Lisa’s gratitude for Dr. Kristan’s care. Let’s explore the common eye disorder that brought Lisa to us just in time: droopy […]
What Causes Heterochromia – And is it a Concern?
First of all, what is it? Heterochromia is when a person’s irises (the colored area around the pupil) are different colors. It is relatively uncommon among humans and is most often a harmless condition. A number of celebrities have heterochromia, among them Kate Bosworth, Jane Seymour, and Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer. Color differences between […]
Make April 2021 Your Month for Sports Eye Safety!
Do you know which sport is the leading cause of sports-related eye injuries in the United States? Answer: Basketball. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, eye injuries have cost the NBA $2.4 million in a single season! Eye injuries can – and do – happen when playing any sport. In fact, in 2018 more […]
In the Workplace: An Ounce of Prevention Keeps Eyes Safe!
March is Workplace Eye Safety Month, and your doctors at Atlantic Eye want to remind you that protecting your eyes from injury is one of the simplest things you can do to keep your vision healthy throughout your life. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each […]
Eating healthier in 2021? Your eyes will thank you!
If your New Year’s resolutions include eating healthier, here’s another reason to put that at the top of your list: eating the right foods can help protect your vision as well as benefit your overall health. Research says that a vitamin-rich diet is linked to a lower risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and […]
See the New Year with Fresh Eyes!
If you’ve been putting off routine health screening exams due to Covid-19 restrictions, you’re not alone. But as we go into a new year, your Atlantic Eye ophthalmologists want to remind you that regular eye exams are vital to maintaining vision and reducing the chances of vision loss due to disease. A comprehensive eye exam […]