July, 2014

Looking out for kids

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Having a vision assessment of your children’s eyes can help determine healthy vision development. Early detection of eye conditions ensures your child’s vision can successfully develop now and through their adult life. Jahnle Eye, a medical and surgical ophthalmology practice with offices at the Wellness Center in Havertown and at Riddle Hospital in Media, offers pediatric...  read more

Cataract Surgery Lens Implants: You have choices!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The lens of your eye is an important structure. In order to see clearly at all distances (from up close to far away), your eye must be able to change its focus power. The lens of your eye is responsible for this change in focus—it changes its shape to bring whatever you’re looking at into...  read more

Glaucoma Medicines Only Work If You Take Them!

Friday, July 25th, 2014

If you have glaucoma, you are probably using eye drop medications to lower your eye pressure. The optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, tells your brain what you are seeing. In glaucoma, high eye pressure damages the optic nerve—taking your sight away with it. Nerve damage from glaucoma is permanent. Lost sight...  read more

Why are Eye Exams Important in Diabetes?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Diabetes is a common disease in the United States, and diabetic eye disease is the most common cause of blindness in the US. Regular eye examinations are important in diabetes because diabetic eye disease and the vision loss caused by it are completely preventable. In diabetes, high sugar levels in the blood damage blood vessels...  read more

Things to Know Before Buying Glasses

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Before you comparison shop online, consider the following! Start with an up-to-date prescription. Most glasses prescriptions expire after two years. Before investing in a new pair, make sure you update your glasses prescription at your annual eye exam. Not all lenses are created equal. Talk to your doctor and optician about the many types of...  read more