Diabetic Retinopathy: Are You at Risk?

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, so there’s no better time to talk with your eye doctor about protecting your vision against complications from diabetes.

Which Vision Correction Option is Right for Me?

There are many options when it comes to correcting vision. Glasses, contact lenses and laser surgery are all ways to enjoy clear, comfortable vision. With all of the options available, it can be difficult to decide which is best for you and your eyes. The trusted doctors at Grin Eye Care have put together some helpful information to help guide you in the right direction to achieve clearer vision.

Halloween Eye Makeup Safety Tips

The nights are drawing in and that can only mean one thing—the scariest night of the year is just around the corner. With Halloween freakishly close, you are almost certainly thinking about costumes. You may have even decided who or what you are going to be already! Transforming your body is one thing, but when it comes to changing the appearance of your face, you may be reliant on masks, makeup or both. Our eyes are extremely sensitive and easily irritated by foreign objects, including some cosmetics. If your chosen costume requires makeup—particularly if it is around your eyes—there are a few health and safety tips that you should follow.

Pink Eye: How to Protect Your Eyes

According to the American Journal of Infection Control, 3 million school days are missed annually in U.S. public schools due to acute conjunctivitis, also known as “pink eye.” In recognition of September’s Children’s Eye Health Month, the doctors at Grin Eye Care want to remind parents and educators how to identify and prevent the spread of pink eye in the classroom.

Glaucoma: Early Indicators, Diagnosis & Treatment

More than three million Americans are living with glaucoma—an ocular condition which, if not treated, can lead to irreversible blindness. Glaucoma is a result of an accumulation of pressure inside the eye which then damages the optic nerve—the communication highway that sends messages between our eyes and brain. When the optic nerve becomes damaged, one can experience a range of unpleasant and even painful symptoms, before their sight is irreparably compromised.

Discount LASIK Procedures: What are the Risks?

You’ve likely heard about LASIK eye surgery—the miracle procedure that can restore your eyesight. It’s certainly a life-changing option for many patients, but like any medical procedure, there are some minor risks involved. And while it may be tempting to find the cheapest option out there, you should be aware of the physical and financial risks associated with discount LASIK procedures.

Children's Eye Health & Safety Month: Tips for Parents

August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month! Along with school supply shopping and starting the new school year, it’s also time to schedule comprehensive eye exams for kids.  One of the most important ways to ensure a successful school year is to make your child’s sight a priority.

Schedule Your Back-to-School Eye Exam

Studies show that 1 in 4 children have vision problems that can impact how they learn. Don't forget to add scheduling your child's annual comprehensive eye exam to your back-to-school to-do list!

5 Easy Ways to Protect Your Eyes from the Sun

Preventing damage from UV rays is simple! Wearing sunglasses that block 99–100% of both UVA and UVB radiation will keep you enjoying the summer sun all season long with your friends and family. Follow our easy 5 tips to stay eye smart in the sun.

8 Firework Safety Tips

On the 4th of July, safety is just as important as fun. Everyone enjoys a firework display, but these colorful and fabulous pyrotechnic displays can be unpredictable if not managed carefully. Accidents and injuries that occur as a result of mishandled fireworks are common and can have very serious consequences—one of which is losing your vision.

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