Comparison of normal vision and farsightedness and nearsightedness.

Unlike Most Eye Disorders, This One Can be Corrected

By Michael Marrone / September 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

How Do We See? Light. It is how we see. Without it, our vision would be nonexistent. When light enters the eye, it is refracted (bent) to provide a precise point of focus and, for 20/20 vision, the focus point must be on the retina. Light enters the photoreceptors, which is where light-sensitive cells capture […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the vision with glaucoma.

A Disruption in Your Aqueous Humor Could Be Serious

By Michael Marrone / September 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Types There are two types of glaucoma, Open-angle and Angle-close. Open-angle is the most common and occurs when fluid does not flow, as it should. The trabecular meshwork, which is the drain structure in your eye, will appear to be functioning, but after further inspection, it will be determined that it is failing. Angle-close is […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the vision with diabetic retinopathy.

Nearly 10% of the Population is at Risk for this Disorder

By Michael Marrone / September 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

According to the CDC, over 29 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, are affected by diabetes. Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition that occurs only in people who have diabetes and it can be a serious threat to their vision. Types of Diabetic Retinopathy There are two types of diabetic retinopathy, Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR) […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the vision with macular degeneration.

We All Need To Protect Our Macula

By Michael Marrone / August 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The macula, which is located in the center of the eye, absorbs blue and ultraviolet lights that enter the eye. It also determines our ability to read, watch television, use a phone, and recognize faces. Macular degeneration affects more Americans than cataracts and glaucoma combined, which makes it the leading cause of vision loss. What […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the blurred vision of cataracts.

This Eye Disorder Impacts Over 20 Million People Nationwide

By Michael Marrone / August 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans, and by the year 2020, it will affect an additional 8 million Americans. With these numbers in mind, it is no wonder why cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 years old. Types of Cataracts Subcapsular – Occurs at the back of […]

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Top 5 Most Common Eye Disorders

By Michael Marrone / August 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

We wrote this blog to provide an informed perspective of the most common eye disorders that some individuals are faced with in their day-to-day life. In future blogs, we will dive deep into the specific details regarding these disorders. Cataracts You can develop cataracts at any age, but it is more common as you get […]

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Why is Blinking Important?

By Michael Marrone / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Have you ever entered a staring competition? If so, you may notice that your eyes seem dry and strained after. During the times we are not challenging our friends to staring competitions, we blink roughly 15-20 times per minute. That equates to almost 10% of our day is dedicated to blinking. Keeping Your Eyes Moisturized […]

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A cartoon representation of the 20-20-20 rule, where a woman at her computer looks at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes to prevent discomfort.

20-20-20 Rule: The Computer Vision Syndrome

By Michael Marrone / July 25, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you work with a computer for more than seven hours each day, take a 20-second break right now, look at an object that is 20 feet away, and start reading. The 20-20-20 rule is defined as a 20-second break to look at something 20-feet away every 20-minutes. Symptoms and Causes According to the American […]

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Pills spilling out from a prescription pill bottle that has been tipped on its side.

Proper Labeling Can Be a Lifesaver for the Visually Impaired

By Michael Marrone / March 2, 2017 / 0 Comments

With all the chemicals and substances present in a typical household, accidental exposures and ingestions can happen to anyone – but the risk of injury to those with a visual impairment is heightened. Medicines and household cleaners, if improperly labeled, can cause major problems for anyone, but just imagine how much easier it is to […]

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Stay Up-to-Date on Upstate, NY with Reading Services for the Blind

By Michael Marrone / July 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

When you are blind or otherwise visually impaired, reading – an activity most people take for granted – can be difficult. You still want to enjoy your favorite newspaper, magazine or book, but access to that kind of material is not always easy. But did you know that with CABVI and WCNY Classic FM, you […]

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