The Kentucky Eye Institute blog explores a variety of eye health and eye care topics.
61% of the American population relies on corrective lenses to see. That's up 4% from over a decade ago. The growing population of glasses and contact wearers is not only made up of the elderly, either. 20 percent of millennials use corrective lenses, too. If you ever...read more
Dr. Rebecca Harris grew up in Somerset, Kentucky, where her father is still practicing optometry to this day. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at the University of Kentucky in 2005 and was then accepted into the University...read more
If you've been diagnosed with astigmatism in one or both eyes, you are part of around 33% of the American population. In previous decades, people with eyesight problems were forced to wear glasses. Now, there are many other options for people who don't want to wear...read more
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
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