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Category Archives: Aging

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month and Metro Eye is helping get the word out about low vision and how it currently affects 3 million Americans. Experts project by 2030 the number of Americans who have low vision will reach to 5 million. What is Low Vision? Low vision is when even with regular glasses, Read more...

What everyone should know about women’s eye health

  May is Healthy Vision Month so we wanted to talk about the specific health issues women face with their vision. Unfortunately, women are more susceptible to developing certain eye diseases than men. In fact, nearly 65 percent of blindness and other visual impairments occur in women. We’ve put together a list of the most Read more…

healthy lifestyle prevent cataracts

Know Your Eyes: How to Prevent Cataracts

The past few weeks have been dedicated to learning more about cataracts and how cataracts are treated. This time, we’ll turn our focus to how you can prevent cataracts from developing and what steps you can take today to ensure a healthier lifestyle. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of the cure” We’re Read more…

cataracts treatment

Know Your Eyes: How are Cataracts Treated?

In our first Know Your Eyes blog, we discussed what cataracts are and what happens to your eyes when cataracts develop. In this blog we’ll check out how cataracts are treated and what a cataracts patient can expect from their treatment. Where does treatment start? – Your local optometrist. So you are experiencing cloudy, double, Read more…

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes and Your Eyes

November is American Diabetes Month. Diabetes affects nearly 29.1 million children and adults in the United States, and an additional 86 million Americans are at risk of developing this life altering disease. But diabetes does not just impact your blood sugar levels. Long-term diabetes can cause blood vessels in the retina of the eye to break Read more…

Autumn

How People See Color Differently

All the beautiful fall colors that are popping up around southeast Wisconsin have us thinking about the colors we see. Have you ever thought about the idea that a color that looks one way to you might look entirely different from the way someone else see it? Take for example someone who “cannot” see shades Read more…

Eyes and Blue Light

Trouble sleeping? It could be your phone…

You set your alarm clock for 6:00am every morning, but inevitably end up pressing the sleep button once, twice, three times. Does this sound familiar? The reason for your lack of energy is either because you aren’t getting sleep or the quality of sleep you’re getting isn’t great. Poor sleep quality is often attributed to Read more…

Invisible Eye Conditions

Fighting Eye Conditions We Can’t See

March is Save Your Vision Month and a great time to focus on the things we can’t see, such as glaucoma or cataracts. Many people think that since their vision is clear they don’t need to see an eye doctor. What they don’t know is often eye diseases can develop and not produce symptoms before it’s Read more…

Nighttime Driving

Vision Tips for Nighttime Driving

Even though the days are slowly getting longer, many of us still find ourselves driving in the dark fairly often. This can be dangerous, especially as the snow (eventually) begins to melt and the glare on the roads increases. To make sure you and your family are as safe as can be, we’ve created a Read more…

Vision Benefits for Small Businesses

The staff at Metro Eye are proud to work for a small, local business here in the Historic Third Ward. However, because we’re small we know how much of an absolute headache dealing with insurance programs can be! That’s why we decided to do our part for the community and support local business through the Read more…