Blog Posts in June, 2014

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  • Tips to Prevent Eye Injuries at Home

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Jun-2014

    Eye injuries can cause serious damage to your vision and can even cause blindness. While you may not expect your home to be a dangerous place when it comes to your eyes and vision, according to medical statistics, nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in and around the home. Whether cooking in your kitchen or doing yard work or using power tools in your workshop, there are a number of ...
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  • Protecting Your Eyes from UV Damage

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Jun-2014

    Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation doesn’t just cause skin cancer—it can also cause serious damage to your eyes. UV rays, whether from natural sunlight or artificial sources like a tanning bed, can affect both surface tissues and internal structures of the eye like the cornea and lens. UV damage to the eyes Short-term excessive UV exposure can burn the surface of the eye, much like ...
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  • Healthy Eating for Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-Jun-2014

    There are several factors that can contribute to poor eye health, and one of those is your nutrition. Eating a healthy diet is a key component when it comes to preventing many eye conditions such as macular degeneration, dry eyes and night vision problems. Is your diet good for your eyes? Top five nutrients for your eyes There are several nutrients that are essential for good eye health. The ...
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  • Save Your Vision, Get an Eye Exam.

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Jun-2014

    When was the last time you had your eyes checked? Getting your eyes checked regularly should be part of your annual preventative health care routine and is equally as important to your health as your annual physical exam. A dilated, comprehensive eye exam is the most effective method for diagnosing unhealthy eyes and eye conditions. Many eye conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and ...
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  • Understanding Cataract Treatment Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Jun-2014

    Contrary to what many believe, cataracts are not a growth or film on the eye—they are a clouding of the focusing lens of the eye caused by protein deposits on the lens. The progression of cataracts cannot be slowed or reversed. Once cataracts begin to develop, there is no way to make the lens clear again. Cataracts will steadily limit a person’s ability to perform simple tasks such as ...
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  • Summertime Benefits of Latisse®

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Jun-2014

    If you wish for longer, thicker, fuller eyelashes without the mess of mascara, we recommend Latisse® . With Latisse, you can grow longer, fuller, darker eyelashes—no falsies necessary! Every woman knows that water and mascara don’t mix. Latisse will allow you to enjoy your summer by the pool or out on the lake without worrying about mascara running all over your face. What is ...
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  • 10 FAQs About Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jun-2014

    Cataracts are an eye condition affecting more than 25 million Americans. Though cataracts are common, you may not know much about them. If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or you are an adult over age 40, you may have questions about this common eye condition. 10 Frequently Asked Questions About Cataracts What are cataracts? Contrary to popular belief, cataracts are not a growth or film on ...
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  • Cataract Awareness Month: What You Need to Know About Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Jun-2014

    There are more than 24 million Americans aged 40 and older who have cataracts, according to Prevent Blindness America. The condition, which affects primarily aging adults, is the leading cause of blindness in America. In order to educate the public and raise awareness about cataracts, symptoms and cataract treatment options, Prevent Blindness America declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. What ...
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  • HELPS International...Changing Lives!

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Jun-2014

    Drs. Faisal Haq, Kimberly Warren and Pat Colerick went to Belize City to perform eye surgery and exams. The people of Belize have very little access to eye care given the severe shortage of ophthalmologists in the country. Click here to watch their video.
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