How Often Should Diabetic Patients Have an Ophthalmic Exam?

Regular eye exams are important if you have diabetes. Diabetes is a health condition that can affect multiple parts of the body including the eyes. Comprehensive eye exams can equip diabetics with important information regarding potential damage to nerves and blood vessels. Diabetes affects the… Read More

Do I Need Surgery To Correct Pterygium?

Surgery is a concerning word in many cases but even greater when thinking about a laser or scalpel coming near one of the most delicate organs of the body: the eyes. Most of us would rather avoid eye surgery if at possible. Sometimes, however, surgery… Read More

Do Cataracts Affect How I See Colors?

With any distortion to vision, color perception may also be affected. Cataracts are the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and progress gradually in four4 stages. In each of these stages, not only does the cataract itself change color but in addition to blurred or… Read More

Can the Eyes Show Health Hazards?

Your eyes may be telling more about your health than you realize. A comprehensive eye exam at Pendleton Eye can surprisingly diagnose diseases beyond eye health ranging from high cholesterol or liver disease to diabetes and multiple types of cancer. The eyes can be windows… Read More

Myths and Misconceptions about Cataract

As the eyes age, the normally clear lens of the eye that focuses light behind the iris and pupil begins to turn yellow and clouded due to a breakdown of proteins. Vision then becomes hazy or blurry like looking through a frosted or fogged-up window. Read More

Do Cataracts Mean I Am Inevitably Going To Be Blind?

Cataracts can impair your vision and if left untreated can cause permanent vision loss or even blindness. Although there are many causes of blindness that are not treatable, cataracts are not one of them. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the… Read More

At What Age Should My Eyes Be A Health Concern?

Age brings along changes to our bodies, both internally and externally. Eyes develop and mature just like the rest of the body. While having your eyes checked routinely, especially if you wear prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses, is important, generally the eyes do not become… Read More

Common Eye and Vision Problems

Tired eyes, dry eyes, strained eyes, eyes that do not see as well as they used to-we all experience some form of fatigue or eye irritation, especially as we get older. There are literally hundreds of different eye and vision-related conditions and diseases. Arming yourself… Read More