Eye Expert Blog

Everything you need to know about eye care and eye health from the experts at Eye Specialists of Louisiana.

Can Exercise Improve My Eyesight?

There’s no quick-and-easy fix for eyesight problems. But things like good nutrition and exercise can help lower stress, which will make your eyes feel better and lessen your risk of eye strain. Cardio exercise, particularly aerobic exercise, will lower intraocular pressure in your eyes and help keep the retinal ganglion cells protected. There are over … Continued

How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

How often should you get an eye exam? Well, that depends on things like your age, medical history and whether you currently wear prescription glasses or contact lenses. Eye exams aren’t just for correcting vision problems. They can help evaluate the overall health of your eyes and understand how well they work now as well … Continued

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract is the leading cause of vision loss across the world, accounting for approximately 42 percent of all cases of blindness. According to the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, there are an estimated 25 million people in America alone who have cataracts. This statistic is expected to rise to 38.5 million … Continued

What to Expect Before and After Lasik Eye Surgery

Lasik eye surgery has been around for 25 years, and more than 10 million Americans have had the procedure since it was approved by the FDA in 1999. It is one of the safest elective surgical procedures available today, with a complication rate estimated at less than 1%. With that said, it’s important to be … Continued

Back-to-School Eye Exam and Vision Screening in Students

It’s almost time to enjoy a well-deserved summer break after a very unique school year. It was unforgettable and required countless hours in front of a computer screen for students and adults alike. It undoubtedly led to periods of eyestrain, dry eyes and other issues. Now that your students can step away from the screen … Continued

Cataract Surgery: What Are My Options?

A cataract occurs when the lens of the eye (which is normally clear) becomes cloudy and interferes with the quality of your vision. A person with cataracts may experience faded colors, blurry or double vision, halos around light and difficulty seeing at night. More than 90 percent of people over the age of 65 have … Continued

Coronavirus Updates

Important Notice About Coronavirus and COVID-19 To Our Patients: As your healthcare provider, we value—and are committed to—your health as well as the health of your family. We also understand that you have concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has now been designated a global pandemic.  At all times, we prioritize optimal health, … Continued

Driving at Night: Do’s and Don’ts

Driving at night can make anyone feel uncomfortable, especially on unfamiliar roads. Low light and glare make it harder for your eyes to distinguish contrast and gauge distance. For those driving with cataracts, it can be even more difficult. Cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and is the leading cause of vision … Continued

Tips for Winter Eye Safety

Dry skin, chapped lips and dry eyes are part and parcel of winter weather—and it doesn’t matter if you enjoy outdoor winter sports like skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing or prefer sipping hot cocoa by the fire. Dry air and sun glare are two main culprits of winter that can take a toll on your eye … Continued

Shingles in the Eye: Symptoms and Treatment

If you’ve ever had the chickenpox, there is a chance you may develop shingles. Shingles is a painful rash caused by the reactivation of the chickenpox virus. This rash will break out across one side of the body with a burning or tingling sensation. It may also cause flu-like symptoms. There are more 200,000 cases in the United … Continued