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How Often Should I Really Get My Eyes Checked

How frequently you should see the eye doctor can depend on several factors including your age and health. It is likely if you already have prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses that you have set up recurring yearly appointments to have your eyes evaluated, and if… Read More

 What Are The Three Types of Vision Loss

Approximately 80 million Americans, or 1 in 4 individuals, have a health condition that causes or can lead to vision loss or blindness. Vision loss is typically caused by disease, age-related conditions, or injury. Many conditions that lead to vision loss can be prevented or… Read More

Types of Cataracts

Most cataracts develop slowly over time and will not greatly affect eyesight in the early stages. Cataracts are the clouding of the lens of the eye either due to natural aging or injury. Proteins and fibers in the lens of the eye begin to break… Read More

What is the First Sign of a Cataract

As we age, some of us are acutely aware of the first signs of getting older. From fine lines and wrinkles to the strands of gray in our hair, the visible signs that come with getting older show up quicker than any of us would… Read More

Can Glaucoma Be Stopped

While there is currently no cure for glaucoma, a treatment plan and regular checkups can help to slow the progression of glaucoma, as well as preventing vision loss. Glaucoma develops as the result of increased pressure within the eye that causes a slow progression of… Read More

How Do You Stop Pterygium From Growing?

Living in a sunny climate can be an ideal choice for living and working for some people but it can also expose you to greater and longer levels of ultraviolet rays. Most people know that wearing sun protection in the form of UV protection sunglasses… Read More

Are Cataracts Common?

Most cataracts are related to natural aging. Therefore, if you live long enough, you will likely develop cataracts. More than half of all Americans aged 80 or older have cataracts or have had cataract surgery so cataracts are common specifically among the older population.  Cataracts… Read More

What Is A Stage 3 Cataract?

Cataracts are a super common eye condition. In fact, more than half of all Americans aged 80 or older have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. Cataracts typically develop after age 55 but can also affect younger patients so the odds are in favor of… Read More

How Quickly Does Geographic Atrophy Progress?

Geographic atrophy is a chronic progressive degeneration of the macula where the cells in the retina waste away and die (atrophy). The regions of the retina that begin to atrophy resemble a map to your ophthalmologist which presumably describes the term geographic atrophy. This condition… Read More

How Are Visual Acuity Tests Done?

By undergoing a comprehensive eye exam at Pendleton Eye, you are proactively playing a role in the preventative care of your eye health and vision clarity There are many vision problems and eye diseases that do not present with obvious symptoms until either the issue… Read More