Andres Prieto, Author at Volunteer Eyecare
Volunteer Eyecare

It’s new and it’s free! We now offer a smart phone app for both iPhone and Android users. Access your account or schedule an appointment from the palm of your hand.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, a time to draw attention to one of the leading causes of blindness and vision loss in the United States. Glaucoma is known as the “silent thief of sight” because it doesn’t have any noticeable symptoms in its early stages....

Diabetes is a disease that affects approximately 25 million American adults and children. For anyone diagnosed with diabetes, one very real concern is vision loss from the onset of diabetic retinopathy. What is Diabetic Retinopathy? So what is diabetic retinopathy? It’s a condition brought about by high...

It’s Halloween season! It’s also the time of year when optometrists worry about their patients risking eye safety and injury from using illegal medical devices during Halloween celebrations. Which illegal medical devices are we talking about? Contact lenses. Specifically, the large array of costume contact lenses...

Back-to-school can mean back-to-germs. And while you’ve likely coached your kids on proper handwashing techniques this year, it’s also critically important to teach them not to touch their eyes without washing their hands first. Viruses and bacteria—including the ones that cause conjunctivitis—can live on the common,...