January is Glaucoma Awareness Month. Make 2016 A Healthier Year!
As you plan for a healthier 2016, why not get a comprehensive dilated eye exam? It’s the only way to find out for sure whether you have glaucoma, one of the leading causes of blindness in America. An eye disease that can rob you of your vision, glaucoma often comes with no early warning. No […]Read More >
Do You Have Trouble Seeing at Night?
If so, you’re not alone. Night blindness (also known as nyctalopia) is a condition in which someone has difficulty seeing in dim light or darkness (no, you’re not actually blind). Night blindness is not a disease, but rather an indication of an underlying condition. Symptoms of night blindness include: • Difficulty adapting to the dark […]Read More >
What should I know about cataract surgery?
Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lenses and along with gray hair and wrinkles—cataracts are part of the inevitable aging process. According to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), close to 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts and the number is projected to increase to 45.6 million by 2050. In fact, cataract surgery, is […]Read More >
Summer Time Eye Care
June 21st marked the official start of summer and we’d like to remind you about the importance of eye health and safety during the summer months. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you spend the summer enjoying the sun, vacationing, and spending time with family and friends: Protect your eyes June is National […]Read More >
High Pollen Levels Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome
If during springtime you notice your eyes are burning and irritated and/or have blurry vision—you just might have dry eye syndrome. A new study published in the April, 2015 journal Ophthalmology found a correlation between dry eye and spring. The researchers analyzed 3.4 million visits to Veterans Affairs eye clinics nationwide between 2006 and 2011. […]Read More >
Smoking Harms Your Eyes & Your Vision
Of course, we are all aware of the damage that smoking can do to the body from heart disease to cancer. But did you know that smoking can impact your vision too? Researchers have found smoking increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and dry eye syndrome. Smokers are up […]Read More >
Driving, Your Vision and Aging
It’s a fact; eyesight worsens with age. When you’re over 60 and beyond your eyes need more light and more time to adjust when light changes. It can be hard to see especially at dawn, dusk, and night. Often older eyes are more sensitive to glare from headlights, street lights, or the sun, making it […]Read More >
Combatting the “Silent Thief” of Sight—New Approaches in the Treatment of Glaucoma
About Glaucoma Glaucoma is estimated to affect nearly three million Americans. Unfortunately, only half those people are even aware they have the disease. When glaucoma develops, there are usually no early symptoms, and a significant amount of vision may be lost before the person is aware there is a problem. The cause of glaucoma is usually genetic, […]Read More >
This Ain’t Your Grandparents Cataract Surgery
By Dr. Allen Zieker Evolution is a reality in the field of cataract surgery. Fifty years ago, cataract surgery was risky with the chance of infection, detached retina, and systemic complications because of the enforced weeks-long bed rest after surgery. The safety of cataract surgery today has turned a once-risky procedure, reserved for the significantly […]Read More >
Advanced, Patient-Centered Eye Care Right in Your Hometown
With over 200 years of combined clinical experience, the doctors at Ophthalmic Consultants of the Capital Region deliver trusted, full-service eye care to the Albany area. They have five convenient locations in Albany, Clifton Park, Schenectady, Schodack and Troy. Providing what you need for your vision including optical, general and surgical eye care. “We feel so very lucky […]Read More >