The Kentucky Eye Institute blog explores a variety of eye health and eye care topics.
There are certain things we all expect to happen as we get older: more aches and pains, hearing loss, and poor vision. In some cases, though, that vision loss is more severe due to more specific conditions. Macular degeneration, in particular, is the leading cause of...read more
An estimated 2.2 million Americans will be blind, and an additional 5 million will have low vision by 2030. This is startling, to say the least. Annual eye exams are pivotal in identifying and treating eye problems at their early stages. This gives you better chances...read more
They say hindsight is 20/20, but what is 20/40? If you're amongst the two out of three Americans who use vision correction in some way, you may be familiar with these kinds of ratios. Or, you may be completely unfamiliar, especially if you've never looked at the...read more
Have you ever found yourself seeing fireworks, but it isn't the Fourth of July? Seeing spots is an incredibly common phenomenon, and often is nothing to worry about. But other times, they warrant a trip to the eye doctor and further investigation. In this article,...read more
Three out of every four American adults use vision correcting devices. That's almost 190 million people. Even more people worldwide need glasses but don't have access to them. Eyeglasses as we know them were invented in 1730. Every hundred years or so...read more
How to Know When You Should Visit the Eye DoctorWhen it comes to your health, one of the most precious things we may take for granted is our eyesight. For this reason, it is very important that visiting the eye doctor is at least an annual event for you. It is...read more
Diabetes and Eye HealthDid you know that having diabetes can affect your eyesight? If you do have diabetes, it is important to take certain precautions to ensure that you are staying ahead of potential eye problems before they occur. One way to do this is scheduling...read more
Could You be Experiencing Night blindness? If you’ve ever struggled to clearly see when driving at night or even when you’re in a poorly-lit room, you could possibly be experiencing night blindness. Night blindness, also known as Nyctalopia, is not a disease in itself...read more
With August in full swing, you’re probably helping your kids gear up for back to school, buying school supplies and making sure they have everything to start the year off right. There is one important thing you may be forgetting about though – your child’s eye health!...read more
At Kentucky Eye Institute we have many great eye doctors and ophthalmologists on staff who help treat a number of eye related issues. This month we sat down with Dr. William Curtis, MD, to learn more about his life and what inspired him to become an...read more
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