Have you ever thought about where most eye injuries take place? While you might think they mostly happen in sports, that’s actually not true. In fact, more than 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury each year. As a result, the team at Allied Eye want to remind you about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection, as well as taking the proper precautions to avoid eye injuries while at work. Read on →

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3.4 million people living in the United States age 40 or older are either legally blind or visually impaired. The team at Allied Eye wants you to learn about the age-related eye diseases that plague older Americans the most. The Facts on Glaucoma and Cataracts There are two major age-related eye diseases that affect older adults. Glaucoma According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness within the United States. Read on →

The team at Allied Eye wants you to remember that while you are focusing on building healthy bones and boosting your brain power this school year that you are also adding one more focus to your day—building strong eyes. How to Strengthen Your Eyesight While some might have it in their minds that people are born with the eyes they have and there’s nothing anyone can do about it, our team wants you to know that’s not exactly true. Read on →

The team at Allied Eye wants you to remember the importance of good vision when it comes to a successful school year. Make sure your child’s vision is ready to go back to school, especially during Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month in August. Eye Health Is Important Read on for some tips to help ensure your child has an eye-healthy school year. Have Regular Eye Exams Your child’s vision is always changing. Read on →

Have you ever had a bump on your eyelid? The team at Allied Eye wants you to know that you are not alone—these eyelid cysts, also called chalazions, are common. A chalazion can occur at any time and happen at any age. Some people may be able to feel the cyst forming, but aren’t quite sure what’s happening. Read on for a look at some signs that you might have a chalazion. Read on →

The team at Allied Eye wants those who are living with diabetes to enjoy a life that includes great vision! Unfortunately, sometimes in those with diabetes, elevated blood sugar can lead to blood vessels being restricted, which can cause vision loss. But by taking steps to keep blood sugar levels in check—such as with a healthy weight—diabetes symptoms can be lessened and vision can be protected. Read on for a look at how to maintain a healthy weight—even if you don’t have diabetes. Read on →

The team at Allied Eye understands the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. However, do you know how vital adequate sleep is to your eyes? Give this nighttime routine a try to get a decent night’s sleep—and protect your eye health. Good Night! Take a moment to think about your nighttime routine. Does it involve reading a bedtime story to your kids? Packing a lunch for work tomorrow? Setting out your clothes that you are going to wear the next day? Read on →

In recognition of Cataract Awareness Month this June, the team at Allied Eye wants to give you the facts on this common condition that affects more than 24 million Americans. Get the 411 on Cataracts According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Cataracts occur when the lens in your eye become cloudy. Due to the fact that cataracts can form slowly, some people may not even realize they suffer from the condition, which is why yearly eye exams are so important, especially for those age 65 and older. Read on →

The team at Allied Eye understands how much fun swimming during the summer can be. Whether you’re swimming in a pool at your home, a local pool or at a water park, it’s important to protect your eyes from the risks the water can cause to your eye health. Swim at Your Own Eye Risk When a swimming pool is cleaned, many different chemicals are used to help kill and disinfect any bacteria lurking in the water. Read on →

The team at Allied Health wants your vision to be as sharp as possible for years and years to come. Fortunately, there are ways that you can help improve and protect your vision for the long haul. Seeing Into a Healthier Future While corrective lenses or surgery can sometimes be the answer to helping people improve their vision, there are also lifestyle habits that can benefit your eyes, including: A Healthy, Eye-friendly Diet You need to eat anyway, so why not choose foods that satisfy your tummy and your vision? Read on →