The Kentucky Eye Institute blog explores a variety of eye health and eye care topics.
Did you know 35% of Americans skip the eye doctor because they don't feel they need it? If you have been avoiding your yearly eye exams, it's never too late to seek an eye doctor. Going to an eye doctor will not only keep your glasses prescription up to date, but it...read more
About 12 million people over the age of 40 in the US have a vision impairment. Meanwhile, almost 7% of children have a diagnosed eye and vision condition. Leaving your eye problems undetected can impact your day-to-day life by taking a social and economic toll. You...read more
Telehealth & Virtual Eye Exams: 3 Things to Know In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, eye doctors are looking for ways to serve their patients through virtual eye exams. Many medical professionals are turning to virtual services in order to safely serve their...read more
When it comes to caring for our bodies, many of us tend to neglect our eyes. To put it simply, this is a huge mistake. After all, our eyes are our windows to the world. As such, failure to care for them properly could severely impair our well-being. The question is:...read more
When you or a loved one is suffering from eye issues, you may start to wonder if it could be due to cataracts. But, how can you tell if you have cataracts in the first place? Many people have heard the term but still wouldn't be able to answer simple questions. What...read more
Over 10 million Americans have had Lasik surgery since it was approved by the FDA over 20 years ago. Since then, the procedure has become better and safer. 96% of people who get Lasik are happy with the outcomes of the surgery. That's higher than any other elective...read more
Spending a lot of time staring at a screen? That dedication to your electronics can do more harm than good. In fact, it might even contribute to long-term vision problems. Approximately 12 million Americans over the age of 40 have vision impairment. Meanwhile, 6.8% of...read more
Did you know that just half of the American adults with the most risk for losing for vision have even seen an eye doctor within the last year? Skipping out on the eye doctor puts you at risk for problems that can even lead to vision loss if you don't catch and treat...read more
A recent survey by the American Academy of Ophthalmology stated that most Americans don't see an eye doctor, even when they have an eye problem. If you have a serious corneal abrasion, you cannot ignore it. While a corneal abrasion, or a scratched eye, can heal at...read more
Almost 350,000 people in Kentucky suffer from cataracts—that's over 17% of the state's population. If you're over the age of 60, that number is even higher. Thankfully, this common eye condition doesn't mean you'll lose your vision for good. A qualified eye doctor can...read more
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