Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration — causes, diagnosis and prevention

We rely on our eyesight for most aspects of our lives, ranging from everyday tasks to hobbies and activities. Vision loss can, therefore, have a dramatic effect on our quality of life. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is the leading cause of vision loss in people aged over 50. In this blog, we will look at…

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Contact lenses – a new look for 2020

As a glasses wearer, you might have thought about switching over to contact lenses. Some people are nervous at the thought of putting something in their eye, while others assume they will feel strange or uncomfortable. It may be that you don’t think they will work for your vision condition or have been told you…

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Dry eyes in winter: treatment & avoidance

Itchy, sore eyes and blurred vision are symptoms of a condition that many people experience – dry eyes. This condition is often ignored because people assume there’s nothing that can be done for it, or it’s not serious enough to bother seeing an optometrist for. In fact, there are several ways to combat dry eyes,…

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Children’s vision

Vision is one of a child’s most important learning tools. From the time they can focus, they start watching everything around them and learning from it. That’s why, at Dr. Coward and Associates, we feel it’s important to ensure everything is functioning correctly with their eyes and vision. During a child’s first years, they might…

Real terror with colored contact lenses for Halloween

Are you hoping to give everyone a good scare with your Halloween costume? Make sure you don’t give yourself a scare too when it comes to your eye health. Whether you’re opting for cat eyes, whiteouts or bloody red ones, colored contacts might give your outfit that extra ghoulish effect but they could also give…


Your Vision and Eye Health is Part of Your Overall Wellness

Even though you need to go to a specialist doctor for eye care, it does not mean that eye health and vision are unrelated to the health of the rest of your body. Any eye doctor will concur that eye health can deteriorate along with the rest of the body under the influence of harmful…


Contact Lenses vs. Traditional Glasses

Glasses or contact lenses — which are better? There’s no one answer to that question. Both glasses and contacts work well to correct refractive errors, so the choice between the two comes down to lifestyle and preferences. Here are a few tips from Dr. Coward & Associates, serving Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton, on how to…

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Routine Eye Exams

Many people only make appointments with the eye doctor if they are having a medical issue with their eyes. If you are one of these people, you should understand how important it is to see your eye doctor every year. There are a few reasons why annual visits to Dr. Coward & Associates in Belleville,…

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Eye Floaters

Floaters If you live in the Belleville, Trenton or Brighton areas and are looking for an excellent optometrist, Dr. Coward & Associates is an excellent family resource for optometry services. What Are Floaters? Sometimes, you may notice specks or cobweb-like shapes that appear to reside directly on the front of your eye’s surface. These are…

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Early Symptoms of Macular Dystrophy

Early Symptoms of Macular Dystrophy Macular dystrophy is a rare and serious genetic eye disorder that causes loss of vision, usually over time. The sensitive, professional staff at Dr. Coward & Associates – located in Belleville, Brighton, and Trenton – can help you recognize the early symptoms of macular dystrophy. What is Macular Dystrophy? Macular…

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