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Diving Deeper into Cataracts

As we get older, the tissues of our eyes change. The eye’s lens, located behind the iris, is where light is focused onto the retina allowing us to see clearly. The lens gradually becomes thicker and less flexible and the tissues begin to break down and become clouded....

Cataracts: What to Look Out For

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in individuals over the age of 40 and more than half of all Americans will develop a cataract by the time they reach 80 years of age. A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens and as it progresses, you...

4th of July Safety Tips!

The 4th of July weekend is upon us and if you are one of the many Americans that like to shoot off fireworks to celebrate your freedom, you need to know a few safety tips to keep your eyes safe from harm. Keep a safe distance. After lighting the firework, back away so...

Importance of Annual Eye Exams

During an eye exam, your eye Sweeney Eye doctor does so much more than determining your glasses or contact lens prescription. Eye exams are critical in the prevention and early detection of various eye diseases. In fact, the majority of eye conditions and diseases can...

What is a Cataract?

A cataract occurs when the clear natural lens within our eye begins to become cloudy. Cataracts are very common, occurring in a large majority of the population 65 and older, which can develop in one or both eyes. The most common symptoms include cloudy or blurry...

What is Surfer’s Eye?

Spring is finally upon us which means clear skies and sunshine. Sweeney Eye of Sunnyvale wants to make sure that you keep your eyes protected while you are outside, because the Sun’s rays can cause more than just a sunburn. Surfer’s Eye, also known as pterygium...

February is Low Vision Month

What is “low vision”? Low vision is when your vision cannot be corrected to 20/70 or better, even with glasses or contacts. Typical causes of low vision include, cataracts, AMD, glaucoma, and diabetic eye disease: Age-related Macular Degeneration: is a leading cause...

Give the gift of LASIK this Holiday Season!

December is the time of year that families and friends get together before the start of the New Year, however, have you noticed that someone in your family might not be seeing as well as they used to? Well help them out this holiday season by giving them the gift of...

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is the designated month for Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness. This month helps remind and motivate those living with diabetes to make sure to take the proactive steps, to monitor their eye health and protect their vision. Diabetes inhibits the body from using...

October is Halloween Safety Month!

Fall has officially arrived, and excitement for the holiday season rolls in with the cool breeze. Soon, adults and children alike will be dressing up in extravagant Halloween costumes, but an unknown horror lies within the October mist. Each year, hundreds of...