Tag Archives: blindness

Eye Injury Common during July 4th Celebrations

03 Jul

Here are some great eye safety tips from Bascom Palmer as published in the electronic version of Vision Monday. There are many dangers to consumer fireworks, such as severe eye injury and blindness, and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Health System is urging families to celebrate this Fourth of July holiday with […]

Be My Eyes App Let’s You Help the Visually Impaired Using Your iPhone

29 Jan

Be My Eyes iOS App I love being an eye doctor! Helping people experience the richness of life by giving them the best possible vision brings me a strong sense of satisfaction and purpose. But sometimes, people lose vision despite our best efforts. Sometimes, people are born with blindness or serious vision impairment. As eye […]

When the Eye Doctor has Vision Loss

01 May
Profile portrait of Dr. Henahan

A Sudden Change As an eye doctor, I have advised thousands of patients on just about every type of vision problem that can occur. I have always tried to be sensitive to the anxiety that can accompany the possibility that someone might be losing vision. But I had never experienced vision loss on my own, […]

New Layer of Human Cornea Discovered

12 Jun
Image of bulging cornea in Keratoconus

Cornea – what is it? The human cornea is the main focusing lens of the eye. When someone puts a contact lens in the eye, the contact lens rests on the cornea. If you have LASIK, the laser reshapes the cornea.  When the cornea malfunctions, is damaged, or scarred due to infection, blindness can occur. […]

Daily Aspirin Use May Double Risk Of Wet Macular Degeneration.

07 Jan
Dr John Henahan - Peachtree City Optometrist - Spectrum Eyecare

At Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Dr. John Henahan is committed to reducing the number of people losing vision or becoming legally blind from macular degeneration (AMD). Please read this important information and discuss it with your doctor if your regularly take aspirin. Discussing the new study, HealthDay (1/6, Mozes) reports, “Daily aspirin use among seniors may […]

3 Ways to Prevent Diabetes Induced Vision Loss

26 Oct

NOVEMBER IS AMERICAN DIABETES MONTH At Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Dr. John Henahan considers educating diabetic patients one of his most important missions.  That is because diabetes is the single leading cause of irreversible vision loss in Americans under 70 years of age.  During this month, please visit stopdiabetes.org to learn more about this […]

Macular Degeneration Hits Home

22 Jun

As an optometrist at Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City, Dr. John Henahan has had to deliver sad news to many patients during his 20 year career.  In this article. Dr. Henahan relates the personal side of vision loss. After this father’s day weekend, I have been contemplating the unhappy news I had to deliver to […]