Tag Archives: ophthalmology

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Cataracts

While everyone should see an eye doctor regularly, people with diabetes should be especially cognizant of keeping their eye examination appointments. There is a significant relationship between diabetes and cataracts, and if left unchecked and uncontrolled, this can lead to serious vision problems. The Basics about Cataracts If you have a cataract, the lens of… read more

Helping a Family Member Deal with Vision Loss

Failing eyesight is one of the most frightening aspects of the aging process. Fearing that they will lose their independence, seniors often do not tell their loved ones, medical providers, or caregivers that they are experiencing vision problems. Recognizing some of the warning signs is the first step in helping a family member deal with… read more

How People Perceive Color: Is Blue Always Blue?

Quick! What color is the sky? Did you say blue? Cyan? How about azure? Or cerulean? If you’re second guessing yourself, don’t worry; it’s a trick question. Depending on your eyes, any of those answers could be correct.   As stated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, when light hits an object, the object absorbs… read more

The Difference Between an Ophthalmologist and an Optometrist

Going to the “eye doctor” sounds simple enough, but when you’re dealing with something as complex as the human eye, choosing the right kind of doctor is important. The types of eye doctors you may be most familiar with are an ophthalmologist and an optometrist. The ophthalmologist is a medical doctor or MD. The ophthalmologist… read more