Category: Eye Health

Understanding macular degeneration

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on January 30, 2020

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The doctors of Aker Kasten Eye Center in Boca Raton, FL are pleased to provide comprehensive solutions for new and returning patients when it applies to their vision and eye health. One condition that affects more than 10 million Americans today is that of macular degeneration. In fact, it is the leading cause of vision… Read More


Reasons for Using Sunglasses

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on September 15, 2019

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At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we work hard to educate patients on how to improve their eye health and care for their eyes. Most patients are aware of how important it is to protect their skin from the sun’s UV rays. But what about the eyes? Eyes need to be protected from UV rays as… Read More


Staying Safe at Night

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on May 15, 2019

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If you’re above a certain age, you start to understand that our bodies don’t last forever. From creaky knees to sore shoulders to vision issues, our bodies certainly let us know when we’re getting older. If you wear glasses or contacts, you may remember that the need for them came when you were old enough… Read More


What Causes Styes?

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on March 15, 2019

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Though some eye conditions come about as a result of genetics, we really dislike those that come from our own forgetfulness or wrongdoing. Nothing is worse than an eye injury from not wearing safety goggles while working outside or playing sports. Thankfully, not all preventable problems are cause for concern, though they can definitely be… Read More


How to Treat Keratoconus

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Conditions, Eye Health on October 30, 2018

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Keratoconus is an eye issue where the structure of the cornea is so weak that it bulges outward, creating a cone shape. The cornea is known as the “windshield” of the eye and is normally formed in a dome shape. Read on to find out what causes Keratoconus and what you can do about it…. Read More


Blood Sugar and Blurry Vision

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Health on September 15, 2017

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Individuals who live with the challenge of managing blood sugar face the potential for numerous health conditions. The inability to produce and use insulin sufficiently is a metabolic problem that we know as diabetes. As experienced eye doctors in Boca Raton, we are aware of the various eye diseases that may occur secondary to diabetes,… Read More


How to Protect your Eyes

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Care, Eye Health on July 30, 2017

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It’s easy to forget how small, but potentially dangerous habits can alter your eye health. In some cases, you may not see the full consequences for decades. Here are easy changes you can make to your daily routine to ensure you’re taking care of your eyes. Eating well: If you want your body to operate… Read More


Fascinating Facts about your Eyes

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Health on June 30, 2017

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Our eyes are phenomenal in their ability to perceive depth, color, and light. Here are some fascinating characteristics about your eyes: Eyes are the second most complex organ after the brain. With 256 unique identifying characteristics, as opposed to fingerprints which have just 40. Our sense of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight happen seamlessly… Read More


Five facts about color blindness

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Conditions, Eye Health on June 15, 2017

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Vision color deficiency, otherwise known as color blindness, affects one’s ability to see red, green, blue, or a combination of these colors. It is rare that someone will see no color at all. Men are far more likely to be color blind than women.From a global perspective, 1 in 12 men is color blind compared… Read More


Your eyes do a lot of talking. Here’s what they’re saying

Posted by: Aker Kasten Eye Center in Eye Exam, Eye Health on May 30, 2017

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Your eyes don’t just tell the world a lot about how you feel emotionally; they can also offer a glimpse into how you feel health wise. For example, your eyes can signal you may have: Diabetes High levels of stress Infection High blood pressure High cholesterol Signs of diabetes You might assume that if your… Read More