Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. Dr. Kerry Solomon is taking advantage of the fact that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by helping to generate awareness among our patients and community.
Low vision refers to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, prescription drugs, glasses or contacts. It’s often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of any age, but it is primarily associated with adults over the age of 60.
June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world and affect more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. Dr. Kerry Solomon wants you to be informed about the ways you can help protect yourself.
As we grow older our bodies experience many different changes, and our eyes are no exception to this rule. Usually as we age and our vision becomes more blurred, we assume that we probably need new glasses with a stronger prescription, but in fact, cataracts may be the culprit behind our declined vision.
According to Prevent Blindness America, the founders of Cataract Awareness Month, it is estimated that over 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens of the eye which leads to decreased vision. Cataracts make vision comparable to looking through a foggy windshield and are the most common cause of blindness and are conventionally treated with surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and a recent study found that cataract surgery patients had significantly reduced rates of hip fractures due to falls.
For many of us, it’s no secret that harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from sunlight can damage skin and increase the risk of skin cancer. You may have been told to wear sunscreen whenever you go outside to protect your skin from sun damage. However, did you know that too much UV radiation can also affect […]
Imagine having cataracts and being unable to afford the eye surgery needed to restore good vision and improve quality of life. Now, co-founders Dr. Kerry Solomon, Dr. John Boatwright, and Dr. Paul Herring of Carolina Eyecare Physicians are proud to introduce “Operation Sight,” the first program of its kind in the Lowcountry. This new not-for-profit […]
Yes, we are excited! There are only a few FDA-approved LenSx® bladeless refractive lasers in the United States, and one of them is right here, right now in Charleston. Here’s why this is so important: Thanks to the laser, cataract surgery can now be bladeless. The femtosecond laser technology that revolutionized LASIK vision correction is […]
August is Cataract Awareness Month, a good time to look back to see what is new since last August. As it turns out, this has been quite an eventful year for Dr. Solomon and his colleagues at Carolina Eyecare Physicians. Why? Bladeless refractive laser cataract surgery is being performed right here in Charleston! With the […]
If you spend a lot of time staring at a computer screen, you may experience eye strain. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) offers these recommendations for preventing computer induced eye strain: Minimize glare. Schedule frequent breaks. Keep the screen clean. Position the monitor slightly further away than you hold reading materials. Keep reference […]