Category: Eye Disease

Understanding Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) | Infographic

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss for people aged 60 and older in the United States, affecting the lives of millions of Americans. AMD causes damage to the macula, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead. When AMD develops, many patients see a blurred area… Read more »

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. Age-related macular degeneration, also known as AMD, is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States. By 2030, there will be an estimated 3.7 million cases of AMD. While the exact cause of AMD is still unknown, our team at Clearview Eye & Laser, we… Read more »

Understanding Glaucoma for National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Over three million people in the United States have this eye disease that robs people of their eyesight. The National Eye Institute estimates that this number will increase to 4.2 million by the year 2030. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which causes gradual vision… Read more »

How Cataract Surgery is Performed | Seattle Eye Surgeons

As we get older, it’s no surprise that our vision starts to decline. Depending on your unique health circumstance, there’s a high chance of developing eye diseases and vision issues, such as cataracts. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, which causes vision loss. According to the National Eye Institute, more… Read more »

Are Your Eyes the Cause of Your Headaches? | Seattle Eye Care Center

Various eye problems and conditions are often associated with headaches. Squinting, straining or pressure of the eye can all trigger pain in parts of the head. If you are constantly experiencing headaches, it might be time for you to get a comprehensive eye exam at Clearview Eye & Laser. Getting your vision checked now will… Read more »

Smoking Can Lead to Vision Loss | Seattle Eye Care Clinic

Smoking is the highest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. Every year, one of every five deaths is related to smoking. While we all can understand that smoking is incredibly damaging to the lungs, many people don’t realize the harm it can have on the eyes. Those who smoke can… Read more »

Talking to Your Parents About Cataract Surgery

As your parents grow older, there comes a time when you may need to have a conversation with them regarding their vision. Cataracts are one of the biggest threats to older adults, age 60 and older. Cataracts can drastically reduce the quality of life of anyone affected by them. The problem with cataracts is that… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Diabetic Eye Disease | Seattle Eye Center

The health of your vision is paramount at any age. While there are many health issues that can improve over time with treatment or medication, vision loss is irreversible. If you suffer from diabetes, there is a significant chance you could be at risk of developing a diabetic eye disease. There are several eye diseases… Read more »

Cornea Injuries & Disease: What You Need to Know | Seattle Eye Clinic

Your corneas play an important part in your ability to see correctly. They focus and bend light that enters your eyes and help keep dust, dirt and germs out. If one or both of your corneas are damaged, then your ability to see clearly can be severely impaired.  A corneal transplant could help in this… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Macular Degeneration | Seattle Eye Clinic

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of loss of vision in people age 50 and older. This eye condition causes damage to the macula, which is a spot near the center of the retina. It is responsible for the ability to see straight forward. At Clearview Eye & Laser, we are committed to… Read more »