Tag: eye exam

Doctors to Prescribe Statins to Patients at Risk for Cholesterol-Related Glaucoma

“Got a high cholesterol reading? You may have a higher risk for a dangerous eye condition called glaucoma, according to a recent study published online May 2 by JAMA Ophthalmology.”

Eye Doctors to Promote Detection and Treatment of Age-Related Ocular Disease

“It’s natural to worry about losing your vision. After all, according to Consumer Reports, three of the leading causes of blindness in the U.S.­ (cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration) all become more common as we age. But some drug, supplement, and lens makers, and even some doctors, take advantage of that fear, recommending treatments that are expensive, unnecessary, and even risky.”

Optometrists to Promote Children’s Eye Exams for New School Year

Parents want to give their children everything they need to do well in school, but often one thing gets overlooked: eye exams. This back-to-school season, The Vision Council, an organization dedicated to inspiring better vision for better lives, encourages parents to be proactive about their children’s eye health and schedule a comprehensive eye exam with an eyecare provider, long before their first important classroom exam.