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How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eye Health Jan 9th, 2023

Over 1 in 10 people in the United States live with a form of diabetes. If you’re among them, paying special attention to your eye health may be as important as eating nutritious foods.  The chronic disease that affects your blood sugar levels can impact most areas of your body,...

How Often Should My Child Get an Eye Exam? Dec 7th, 2022

Your child’s eye health and vision are important parts of their overall health and wellbeing. And while a quick check of their eyes at a physical can be helpful, more comprehensive eye exams may be necessary throughout their young lives.  Dr. Melanie Frogozo, Dr. Swati Kumar, and their expert team...

Are You Struggling with These Signs of Nearsightedness? Nov 1st, 2022

If you’ve been struggling to see clearly from a distance, you may be one of the estimated 30% of people around the world living with nearsightedness. Also known as myopia, this common condition is thankfully quite treatable. Knowing what signs to take note of may prompt you to get the...

My Child Squints Often: Do They Need Glasses? Oct 1st, 2022

You’re watching TV with your child when you notice that they’re squinting when looking at the screen. Then later, as you’re driving, you notice more squinting as your child looks at street signs. Does that mean it’s time for glasses?  It very well could be. And our team can help. ...

Why You Should Consider Scleral Lenses if You Have Irregular Corneas Sep 1st, 2022

If you like the idea of contact lenses but haven’t been an ideal candidate because of your irregular corneas, you may want to consider scleral lenses. Not only are these specialty contact lenses more comfortable than other types, but they can correct a range of common vision issues. Dr. Melanie Frogozo, Dr....

What Can I Expect During a Comprehensive Eye Exam? Aug 1st, 2022

Some 12 million adults over age 40 in the United States have impaired vision. Further, while an estimated 93 million adults are at high risk for severe vision loss, only about half of them have visited an eye doctor within the past year. Comprehensive eye exams can help keep your vision and eye...

Why Diabetics Are Susceptible to Blindness Jul 1st, 2022

Tending to your eye health is important for everyone. If you’re among the 11.3% of people in the United States who are living with diabetes, however, doing so is especially important.  Diabetes can damage your eyes, leading to numerous diseases. Left unaddressed, these diseases can lead to vision loss and blindness. Thankfully, there’s...

Control Myopia Symptoms With Specialty Contact Lenses Jun 1st, 2022

If you’re one of the 30% of people worldwide who struggle to see clearly from a distance, there’s hope to be had. Medically known as myopia, help for nearsightedness can come from a variety of treatments. If you’re fortunate enough to have access, you can kiss blurry vision goodbye. At Alamo Eye Care in...

Remedies for Your Keratoconus May 1st, 2022

Your corneas are like your eyes’ security guards, keeping out harmful invaders like germs and dirt. They also play an important role in your vision and filter out ultraviolet light. When you have keratoconus, your corneas grow thin and bulge outward into a cone shape, leading to light sensitivity and vision...

Understanding the Different Types of Macular Degeneration Apr 1st, 2022

More than 10 million people in the United States live with macular degeneration, a progressive disease that’s also a leading cause of vision loss. While there’s no known cure, lifestyle changes and medical care can slow down its effects.  At Alamo Eye Care in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Melanie Frogozo,...

The Link Between High Blood Pressure and Diabetic Eye Disease Mar 1st, 2022

Over 37 million people in the United States have diabetes; that’s about 1 in 11 people. Thanks to modern understanding and treatments, the disease is more manageable than ever before. Still, it’s very important to tend to all areas of your health when you have it so you can prevent...

Do I Need Special Contact Lenses if I Have Astigmatism? Feb 1st, 2022

An estimated 33% of people in the United States have some degree of astigmatism, which is an abnormal curvature to one or both eyes. While you can have astigmatism without realizing it, the condition can cause bothersome or even debilitating symptoms that impact your vision and daily life.  Thankfully, effective...

What Signs Indicate My Child Is Struggling With Their Eyesight? Jan 1st, 2022

Noticing that your child is struggling with their eyesight can be stressful, but it’s probably not the end of the world. Childhood vision problems are common, affecting some 20% of children, and most are quite treatable.  The earlier they get the care they need, the better off your child and...

The Link Between Migraines and Glaucoma Dec 7th, 2021

Your head is throbbing, yet again, and your vision has lost some of its sharpness. Is it a migraine or glaucoma? Could it be both? Determining the answers to these questions can be deeply important for providing appropriate treatment and, in the case of glaucoma, preserving your vision.  At Alamo...

I'm a Diabetic: Why Am I More at Risk for Eye Disease? Nov 3rd, 2021

Over 10% of people in the United States live with diabetes, a chronic condition that leads to excessive amounts of glucose, or sugar, in your blood. Once you have it, virtually every aspect of your health can be impacted, including your eyes and vision.  Thankfully, an effective treatment plan can...

Are Bad Habits Increasing Your Risk for Eye Infections? Oct 14th, 2021

Just like other parts of your body, your eyes can become infected. Eye infections are relatively common, leading nearly a million people in the United States to seek medical treatment each year.  Thankfully, most eye infections are quite treatable, so seeing a specialist early on is important. You can also...

The Benefits of Corneal Cross-Linking for Treating Keratoconus Sep 15th, 2021

About 1 in every 2,000 people develops keratoconus, a condition that can be life-altering. When you have it, the front of your eye, known as the cornea, grows thinner and weaker over time. This forces your cornea into a cone shape, which can interfere with your vision. While you may...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Sep 3rd, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Are You Nearsighted and Tired of Wearing Glasses? Consider Ortho-K Aug 19th, 2021

If you find yourself squinting in order to see objects that are farther from you, or you’d like to do away with glasses or contacts, you may want to consider orthokeratology, also known as Ortho-K.  Often referred to as orthodontics for your eyes, the special lenses reshape the surface of...

6 Tips to Prevent Digital Eye Strain From Ruining Your Vision Jul 8th, 2021

How much time do you spend looking at your computer, tablet, phone, or TV each day? The answer for most American adults is 11 hours, on average. Whether you use a computer all day at work or you spend your personal time catching up on social media, that’s a lot...