November is Diabetes Awareness Month: The Stats

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November: National Diabetes Month According to the American Diabetes Association, “diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin.”    Insulin is the hormone that is needed to convert […]


Warm Visions Campaign: Donate Jackets in November, Receive Office Credit at Coastal Vision, Help Local Homeless!

Posted Posted in Community Outreach, Local Interest, News

One of the great things about working at Coastal Vision is our goal to have a positive impact on the local community through our Coastal Vision Cares Initiative.   There’s so much we do through our Coastal Vision Cares Initiative, but in November we run a special donation drive called […]

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“Do I need glasses to drive?”

Posted Posted in Ocular Conditions

I think when many people ask “do I need glasses to drive?” they are really asking “does the DMV require me to wear glasses or contacts while I drive?”     Each state has different requirements, but let’s take a look at the requirements for the Commonwealth of Virginia. The DMV in […]

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Preeclampsia and the Eyes

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Preeclampsia is a complication during pregnancy characterized by high blood pressure, and signs of damage to other organ system–most often the kidneys.  It usually begins after 20 weeks of pregnancy in women who previously had normal blood pressure.   Even slight rises in blood pressure during this period of pregnancy can […]