Patrick I.

Articles by Patrick I.

What You Should Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Approximately 2.1 million people nationwide had age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 2010, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). By 2050, that number will more than double to a whopping 5.4 million. With February being AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month, it’s an appropriate time to point a spotlight on the leading cause of blindness among older adults. Read More »


4 Tips to Avoid Child Eye Injuries During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for holiday gift giving and it’s also the season for children to suffer injuries from the toys they receive. While most toys seem harmless, they can cause real damage to the eye. Here are a few tips to avoid child eye injuries this holiday season: Tip 1: Opt for Age-Appropriate Toys Don’t Read More »

The Truth About Diabetes and Hearing Loss

The latest report by the CDC estimates there are more than 30 million Americans suffering from diabetes and another 84 million who are thought to have pre-diabetes. As scientists continue to research the effects of diabetes, they’re uncovering connections to a number of other health conditions, including vision issues and hearing loss. If you or Read More »

When Waters Rise: Dr. Brittney Probst’s Story

“It’s definitely not something that just because the flood waters have receded, that this is anywhere near finished, by any means … there’s still a long road ahead.” — Dr. Brittney Probst Although the flood waters from Hurricane Harvey destroyed the optometry practice where Dr. Brittney Probst works, they haven’t destroyed her spirit or commitment to Read More »