The Kentucky Eye Institute blog explores a variety of eye health and eye care topics.
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
Right now, your vision is the best it'll ever be. Unless you make some sort of surgical change, your eyes are going to get worse with time, not better. The good news is, your eyesight getting worse is normal, and the bad news is, you can't necessarily stop it. Learn...read more
Over 60% of people need some kind of vision correction and that number is continuously growing. Now more than ever, it is important to visit your eye doctor regularly in order to ensure you are seeing things properly. But eye doctors can do a lot more than just vision...read more
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
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