Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is crucial for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over age 60. Scheduling regular eye exams with your eye doctor so this […]
Join West Virginia Eye Consultants and the National Eye Institute in celebrating by encouraging your friends, family, and others to make their eye health a priority in 2021!
West Virginia Eye Consultants participated in the 2021 St. Jude Radiothon this week! St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a mission like no other-to discover how to save the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. We are proud to support such an incredible cause. When you support St. Jude, you are […]
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December is Safe Toys Awareness Month! Nearly 254,000 toy-related injuries were treated in the U.S. emergency rooms in one year. Before you buy this holiday season, learn which toys could cause a potential eye injury. Click here for details: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/buying-safe-toys
To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story such as going blind because of a costume accessory, we want to warn our patients against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun Halloween […]
Did you know that one in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses? Older adults are at a higher risk for certain eye diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, dry eye, and low vision. Eye diseases often […]