Optometrist, Ophthalmologist, or Retina Specialist: What’s Right for You?

Understanding and finding the right eye care professional can make all the difference! From diagnosing eye conditions to providing the proper treatment, they are all experts in caring for your vision. While an optometrist, ophthalmologist, and retina specialist may sound like the set-up for an eye-opening punchline, they each differ in their roles, training, and […]

Breaking the Myths of Steroids for Patients with Diabetes

Over the years, steroids have accumulated a long list of criticisms and false narratives. When many people think of steroids, they think of the anabolic steroids that are sometimes used by athletes and workout enthusiasts. These steroids impact muscle production and growth and can have some very harmful side effects. Anabolic steroids are very different […]

It is a NEW DAY in DME

It is a NEW DAY in DME Diabetic macular edema affects over 700,000 American adults over the age of 40. A DME diagnosis can be concerning, but there are medical treatments available which could slow or reverse the effects of DME.  The NEW DAY Study is a clinical research trial looking at the benefits of […]

Everyday Tips to Improve and Protect Your Vision

Did you know that over 12 million people over the age of 40 in the United States have issues with their vision? With millions of people facing vision impairment and vision loss, it’s important to take care of your eyes and protect your vision. In honor of World Sight Day, let’s take a look at […]

5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Diabetic Macular Edema

Diabetic macular edema (DME) is an eye condition that can affect those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. It can lead to blindness if left untreated, and some of the symptoms for DME include: Blurred vision Double vision Seeing washed out colors An increase in eye floaters – spots or strings in your field […]

Caring for Loved Ones with Diabetic Macular Edema

If a family member or close friend living with diabetes has been diagnosed with diabetic macular edema (DME), you may wonder how you might help. Although you may sometimes not know exactly how to offer support, words of encouragement can be a good start. You may find your loved one will struggle with medical costs […]

5 Commonly Asked Questions About Diabetic Macular Edema

Did you know that if left untreated, Diabetic Macular Edema can lead to damage to your eye that is irreversible? One of the results can often be permanent loss of vision. If you are a person with diabetes and your sight has been deteriorating over time or you’ve had an injury that prevents your eyes […]