Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

Posted by: Eyecare Associates of New Orleans in Eye Health on May 14, 2024

Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

As Memorial Day, the official pre-summer kickoff holiday, approaches, it’s crucial to remember that fireworks can pose severe risks, potentially harming not just you but also your loved ones. Did you know that 65% of all fireworks injuries involve bystanders, and 19% of those injuries affect the eyes? These statistics underscore the need for caution… Read More


May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month, and as the weather gets warmer, many of us are anticipating fun in the sun to enjoy the outdoors. Before enjoying this season’s warm weather, are you ready to shield yourself from harmful UV rays? Spending extended hours under the mid-day sun or in UV-rich surroundings, be it at the… Read More


May is Healthy Vision Month

Spring is here with lots of sunshine and warmer weather, leading to many people exercising and having fun outdoors. There is something about the warm weather that encourages us to live a healthier and more physically fit lifestyle, including eating seasonal fruits and vegetables, taking long walks in the park, and even having a set… Read More


Our Eyes Change As We Age

Posted by: Eyecare Associates of New Orleans in Eye Health on April 17, 2024

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As we age, we undergo a few changes as adults, from our hair turning gray to changes in our eyesight. One of our priorities is ensuring our patients are empowered with information to know what to expect to minimize eye health risks. What Are Common Age-Related Vision Changes? What Are Some Major Age-Related Eye Diseases?… Read More


How Do I Know if I Am Having an Ocular Migraine?

Posted by: Eyecare Associates of New Orleans in Eye Health on April 10, 2024

Classic migraines are typically associated with a painful headache affecting about 10% of the US population. However, ocular migraines can cause visual distortion without always being related to head pain. What is an Ocular Migraine? The American Migraine Foundation defines Ocular Migraine as a condition that encompasses a variety of migraine subtypes. These subtypes are… Read More


April is Sports Eye Safety Month

Posted by: Eyecare Associates of New Orleans in Eye Health on April 1, 2024

April is Sports Eye Safety Month

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, initiated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to raise awareness about preventing sports-related eye injuries. Every year, nearly 30,000 sports-related eye injuries are treated in emergency rooms in the United States. It is worth noting that ninety percent of these eye injuries could have been avoided if the… Read More


March is Save Your Vision Month

Posted by: Eyecare Associates of New Orleans in Eye Health on March 26, 2024

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Every March, “Save Your Vision Month” raises awareness about the importance of good eye care. The American Optometric Association (AOA) is the driving force behind this annual wellness observance, primarily encouraging people to get regular eye exams and prioritize their eye health. There are five simple steps you can take to preserve your vision. Make… Read More


Information About Diabetic Eyecare

Posted by: Eyecare Associates of New Orleans in Eye Health on March 20, 2024

According to the National Eye Institute, diabetic retinopathy can cause vision loss and blindness in people with diabetes. If you have Diabetes, it is essential that you schedule a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once a year. While diabetic retinopathy may not initially exhibit any symptoms, early detection can help you take necessary steps… Read More


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