Sports & Using Proper Eye Protection

With sports accounting for more than 40% of all eye injuries per year, Eye Clinic of Austin wants to bring attention to the importance of using proper eye protection. It’s estimated that 100,000 people suffer from sports-related eye injuries each year and over 13,000 of these injuries result in permanent vision loss.


Glaucoma Awareness this New Year

Glaucoma Awareness this New Year

As we move into 2018, we take the month of January to spread awareness about a leading cause of blindness in the US – glaucoma. Glaucoma is called the “sneak thief of sight” because early on in the disease’s progression, there are no symptoms.

Eye Clinic of Austin Offering New, Innovative Test for Early Detection of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Eye Clinic of Austin is among the first in the nation to offer the AdaptDx® test to help detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in adults over age 50.

Leading Cause of Sports-Related Eye Injuries Differ Between Men and Women

A new study shows that while men are more likely than women to have sports-related eye trauma, the type of sport where injuries occur differs between sexes.

Reduce Macular Degeneration Risk with Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has already shown in many studies to reduce cancer risk and improve heart health. Now, a new study is connecting the diet to a reduced risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Severely Nearsighted? Complications Can Be Blinding

If you’re severely nearsighted, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re one of 10 million adults in the U.S. with the condition. Myopia (or nearsightedness) has risen from 25% in the early 1970’s to more than 40% by 2000.