Category Archives: Aging

Age Related Macular Degeneration – Part 1

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

A common question often asked during eye examinations is “what is macular degeneration and am I at risk for this disease?”  Macular degeneration is usually referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) because it’s occurrence increases with age.  AMD is …

Lutein and Zeaxanthin: antioxidants for your eyes

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Recent research has shown the connection between good nutrition and eye health.  There are guidelines for the amount of antioxidants that should be consumed in order to reduce the harmful affects of the environment.  Radiation from energy, such as the …

More Than an Eye Exam……150 Point Inspection

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Our eyes are very much like a car.  We relay on both to get around.  So, why is it that we don’t think anything about getting our cars inspected yearly (maybe because there’s a law requiring it) but we don’t …

Glaucoma: The silent eye disease

Posted ago by nikki.polnick

Most visits to your doctor occur when you are sick and symptoms arise.  But not all conditions/diseases have obvious signs.  Yearly wellness exams are vital to your health and also to your ocular health. The eye disease of glaucoma is …

Contact Lenses and Presbyopia

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

Presbyopia, the loss of near focusing, first occurs between the ages of 35 to 45.  Early symptoms of presbyopia appear as the need to push your reading material further away from you to obtain clear vision.  Presbyopia is a natural …

Everybody Gets Presbyopia. Aka “My arms are too short.”

Posted ago by Dr. Robert Salchak

There are not many things in life that an eye doctor can guarantee, but one of them is that all of us will eventually develop presbyopia. This is a condition that is due to the natural “maturing” of the eye, …