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Macular Degeneration: 4 Myths to Avoid Now

Macular degeneration is a term that most people have heard before, but many don’t realize just how common it actually is. Macular degeneration (or age-related macular degeneration) is the leading cause of vision loss among adults over 50. The condition affects approximately 10 million Americans, which, fun fact, is more than glaucoma and cataracts combined. […]

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Dry Eye: Causes & Treatment

What is Dry Eye? One of the most common eye issues today is dry eye. Dry eye happens when a person either doesn’t produce enough tear volume or has a poor quality tear film that isn’t stable enough to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently lubricated. In a healthy eye, lubricating tears—called basal tears—constantly […]

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Floaters and Flashers: What are they?

Most all of us have experienced them at some point or another: those annoying little spots or specks that move around aimlessly in our field of vision. These are called floaters, which are caused by small pieces of vitreous that break loose within the eye. At a young age, the vitreous is gel-like. But as […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Cataracts

Cataracts

Is your vision not as clear as it used to be? If things look blurry or hazy, cataracts could be to blame. Even though cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision loss in adults 40+, most adults are unaware of the condition and the factors that put their sight at risk. Cataracts, […]

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4 Ways to Live Well in 2017

45 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, but not many stick to them. This year, Premier Medical wants to encourage you to stick to one resolution – live well. Here are four ways Premier Medical can help you live well in 2017. Eye Exam The most important thing you can do in 2017, is schedule […]

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Kids Eye Exams: What to Expect

Are your child’s eyes ready to start back to school? Even if you think your child has good vision, an eye exam should be on the top of their supply list. Below are a few things you should know before you schedule your child’s eye exam. Why are eye exams important for kids? Did you […]

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Digital Eye Strain: 7 Ways to Protect Yourself

Digital eye strain is becoming a common eye condition among Americans. On average, 60 percent of Americans spend more than five hours on their digital devices per day. Spending more than two hours on digital devices can cause symptoms of digital eye strain such as irritated eyes, blurry vision, fatigue, neck and back pain, or […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About Glaucoma

You may have heard of glaucoma, but how familiar are you with this eye disease? Often, glaucoma is misunderstood. Here are 10 facts about the eye disease you need to know: 1. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness It is estimated that three million Americans have the disease, but only half know they […]

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Glaucoma 101

As the second leading cause of blindness, glaucoma is a common eye disease that is often difficult to detect and slow to develop. It is important to have regular eye exams to maintain the health of your eyes.   What is glaucoma and what causes it? Glaucoma is a slow process of fluid building up […]

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