June is Cataract Awareness Month, and we want to shine a spotlight on this important topic. Join us as we explore what cataracts are, the available treatment options and how Beach Eye Care can support you every step of the way. What are Cataracts? Cataracts are a common age-related condition that affects the eye's lens, causing it to become cloudy. This cloudiness can lead to blurry vision, difficulty seeing at night and sensitivity to glare. As we age, the proteins in the lens can ... Read more »
They’re yours for a lifetime. Let us help you protect them.
Protecting and taking care of your eyes and your vision are important throughout your life. From early childhood screenings to cataract care, Beach Eye Care has put together the following information which you may find helpful and informative. We encourage you to call us if you have any questions on any of the information found here. Remember, it is very important to see an eye care professional if you feel you are having any vision issues.
The EyeSmart® public awareness campaign, sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, is your trusted source for accurate, timely and relevant eye health information.
Each year, nearly 25,000 Americans visit the emergency room due to a workplace eye injury. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month this March, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds employers and workers about the importance of wearing certified and approved eye protection. Research found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this screen time has led to an ... Read more »
Did you know that the CARES Act is allowing employees to increase their FSA without a qualifying event during 2021? The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act makes important provisions for health savings accounts (HSAs), flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs). On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law expanding some provisions of the CARES Act. This relief package allows taxpayers to roll over ... Read more »
Courtesy of Precision Vision Low vision is the term used to refer to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses, or contact lenses. It is often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots, or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of all ages but is primarily associated with older adults. Some of the most common causes of Low Vision are Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD/ARMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, ... Read more »
Virginia Beach, VA (February 11, 2016) – Beach Eye Care introduced dropless cataract surgery to Virginia where the antibiotic and steroid are placed in a sustained release form in the vitreous behind the newly implanted IOL (intraocular lens). In the cataract surgery procedure, a very small (1/10th″) incision is made by laser or diamond and ultrasound energy breaks up the clouded lens for removal. The surgeon implants a clear lens implant in its place and the incision seals and heals. ... Read more »
Article from VSP EnVision Newsletter, December 2013 Many people avoid seeing the eye doctor because they’re embarrassed about their far-from-friendly eye issue or they think it’s not treatable. Occasionally, we can get away with ignoring problems (Spilled food on the floor? That’s what the dog’s for.), but why mess around when it comes to your eyes? Mark Lipton, OD, a VSP doctor at Beach Eye Care in Virginia Beach, VA, chimes in on some common eye conditions and what you should do about them. ... Read more »
Let Beach Eye Care define your vision challenges and then correct them. With all of the options available for vision correction today, it’s no wonder that people often get confused by all of the choices available. That’s why your initial consultation is so important. Below you’ll find a list of common conditions of the eye, how they affect your vision and the different corrective treatments available. ... Read more »
Eyesight 101 - Get to know your eyes. The human eye and a camera work in similar ways. A camera allows light in through an aperture, focuses an image with a lens which then projects and records an image on film located at the rear of the camera. Your eye works basically the same way. Rather than film, at the back of the eye is the retina onto which the image is projected. From there the image is conveyed via the optic nerve to the brain which interprets the image by shape, color and dimension. ... Read more »
They're yours for a lifetime. Let us help you protect them. As you age, your risk of vision loss increases. It is estimated that one in six adults over the age of 45 will experience some type of eye problem. This is not to say, however, that there is nothing you can do to protect your vision and prevent some vision loss as you age. Here are a few things you can do to protect your eyes: ... Read more »