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It’s Healthy Aging Month, a good time to think about your eye health and getting a regular exam

According to a national survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye or vision problems. A significant percentage of them, however, fail to seek medical attention in the form of regular, sight-saving eye exams. In observance of Healthy Aging Month in September, the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons joins the American...

Will your sunglasses prevent serious eye disease? Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians offers tips

With summer in full swing, the days are longer, the sun is hotter, and the threat from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays is greater. Excess sun exposure can put you at risk of serious short-term and long-term eye problems. This is true for young and old people, year-round. Prevention is simple. Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet radiation. But how do you know if your sunglasses are up to the...

Eye Health: New eye drops show promise, offer hope for people who have cataracts

By Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist One more reason to be thankful this holiday season: New research shows promise for people who have cataracts. A team of researchers from the University of Michigan and University of California, San Francisco has helped discover a new eye drop that could cure cataracts. Magnified view of a cataract seen on examination with a slit lamp (Wikimedia Commons photo) According...

Eye Health: Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40

Dr. Dawn Stratton KyForward columnist   Do you know the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40? This condition is also the principal cause of blindness. Glaucoma? No. It’s cataracts.   Magnified view of a cataract in the human eye (Photo from Wikimedia Commons) Prevent Blindness America reports there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than there are of glaucoma, macular...