Resources For Your Eye Health

Common Vision Problems

Click here to learn more about nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia and other vision problems.

Simple Tips for Healthy Eyes

Want to learn how to keep your eyes healthy and protect your vision? Learn how here

Eye Disease Statistics

  • People over the age of 65 have a 30% chance of developing age-related macular degeneration.  
  • Approximately 2.2 million Americans over 40 years old have glaucoma, with over half of them unaware that they have the disease until their sight is compromised.
  • Blindness is the number one complication of people with diabetes. If you have diabetes, make sure that you regularly get a diabetic eye exam, and speak with Dr. Horwitz about some things that you can do to prevent the effects of diabetes on your vision.
  • 80% of blindness is avoidable; 60% is treatable and 20% preventable with early detection.

Dry Eye Information

The causes, symptoms, and treatments of dry eye and chronic dry eye can be found here. If you're interested in buying one of our cutting edge treatments for dry eye, click here

All about Cataracts

What are cataracts, what are the types, causes, and symptoms, does nutrition play a role, and what happens if you have glaucoma and cataracts? Answers to all of these questions and more in the links!

Food & Nutrition & Eyes

Ever wonder what the best foods for your eye health are? Click here to find out! And click here to learn more about anti-oxidants and the eye, along with other eye-healthy nutrients. 

Diabetes

A retinal examination, as a part of a complete eye exam provides a method for early detection of the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy. Early detection can lead to early treatment. Dr. Horwitz takes, and stores digital photographs of her patients' retinas so that if abnormalities are found they can be tracked over time.

What's the Deal with Blue Light?

Smartphone keeping you up at night? Find out why

Macular Degeneration

People over the age of 65 have a 30 percent chance of developing age-related macular degeneration. It is the leading cause of blindness for seniors over 65 years old. Research over the last 30 years demonstrates that changes in color vision, or abnormalities in color vision, are often the first indication of the need for additional care. Dr. Horwitz uses the Rabin Cone Test which detects subtle changes in the cone cells in your eyes. In the early part of eye disease, when the cone cells become sick and die, you may not notice any change, but the Rabin Cone Test provides Dr. Horwitz with an objective measurement of changes taking place.