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Refractive Errors 101: Why You’re Not Seeing Clearly

Refractive Errors 101: Why You’re Not Seeing Clearly

More than 150 million Americans have refractive errors, and many don’t even know that they could be seeing more clearly. Learn about myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia and how they are diagnosed and treated.

What Is Hypertensive Retinopathy?

What Is Hypertensive Retinopathy?

Did you know that high blood pressure (also called hypertension) can lead to vision loss? Managing hypertension is essential to avoiding a serious eye condition called hypertensive retinopathy, which results from damage to the blood vessels of the retina. Learn more about the symptoms of hypertensive retinopathy, stages of the condition, and how it's diagnosed and treated. 

Driving in the Dark: How Older Adults Can Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

Driving in the Dark: How Older Adults Can Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

While driving in the dark is more challenging for most people, it’s especially difficult for older adults who may be dealing with vision changes that naturally occur as we age. Learn what you can do to stay safe on the road while driving at night.

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

Diabetes, a chronic health condition that affects millions of Americans, can have serious consequences on your eyes. Learn how to protect yourself against diabetic retinopathy, when to visit an ophthalmologist, and how diabetic retinopathy is treated.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What You Need to Know If You’re Over 50

Age-Related Macular Degeneration: What You Need to Know If You’re Over 50

Did you know that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss among people over age 50? And with very few symptoms in the earliest stages, it’s important to be aware of how it’s diagnosed, how it progresses, and what you can do to protect your eyesight.

Glaucoma: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Sight

Glaucoma: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Sight

As a leading cause of blindness in the US, glaucoma is a serious eye disease that needs to be detected and treated as early as possible. Learn more about who glaucoma affects, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and what kind of outcomes patients with glaucoma can expect.

 Cataracts: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision

Cataracts: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Vision

Over 24.4 million people over the age of 40 are affected by cataracts, and that number is expected to rise to 50 million by 2050. But with straightforward and highly effective cataract surgery techniques, these patients are able to improve their sight. Learn more about cataract symptoms, cataract surgery, and patient outcomes.

Who We’re Really Building for at QE
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Who We’re Really Building for at QE

As an ophthalmologist, Quadrant Eye Co-Founder, Dr. Quinn Wang knows all too well how inadequate eyecare access can lead to serious eye disease and even blindness. Here, she shares why she started QE and how the company is developing at-home eyecare services to meet the growing need of high-quality eyecare for all.

Is Too Much Screen Time Hurting Your Eyes?

Is Too Much Screen Time Hurting Your Eyes?

Did you know that the average American spends more time looking at a screen in a typical day than they do sleeping? What is all that screen time doing to your eyes and what can you do to protect your vision? Here, seven tips to help reduce your risk of screen-related eye issues.

8 Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes and Prevent Vision Problems

8 Ways to Take Care of Your Eyes and Prevent Vision Problems

Did you know that there are a number of healthy habits that can help you protect your eyes and reduce your risk of eye diseases? Learn the most important ways to keep your eyes healthy so that you can see clearly for years to come.

Good Eyecare Coverage: Vision Insurance vs. Medical Insurance

Good Eyecare Coverage: Vision Insurance vs. Medical Insurance

Navigating eyecare expenses can sometimes come with a few surprises. Don’t be caught off-guard at a visit with an ophthalmologist or optometrist. Our primer helps break down various eyecare costs and which ones—like paying for new glasses or contacts—are likely to be covered by medical or vision insurance.

What You Need to Know About Choosing Contact Lenses

What You Need to Know About Choosing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a wonderful choice if you’re looking for an attractive, reliable solution for correcting your vision. But before you commit to buying and wearing contacts, make sure you know the different types and how they work. Start by getting a contact lens prescription and then consider factors such as daily, weekly or monthly contacts and hard contact lenses vs. soft contacts. Your contact lens primer starts here.

How to Safely Wear Contact Lenses

How to Safely Wear Contact Lenses

If you’re wondering how safe and reliable online vision tests are, you’re not alone. While seeing an optometrist or ophthalmologist in person may be required for some people, many patients can get simple prescriptions for contacts and glasses renewed with visual acuity tests performed online. Find out if an online vision test is right for you!

A Deep Dive Into Vision

A Deep Dive Into Vision

This month Quadrant Eye Co-Founder, Dr. Quinn Wang asks the all-important question: What does it mean to see our best? Read her thoughtful exploration on the very personal nature of seeing and how protecting our eyes through preventative eyecare will help us live our best lives.

Are Online Vision Tests a Safe Way to Renew Your Prescription?

Are Online Vision Tests a Safe Way to Renew Your Prescription?

If you’re wondering how safe and reliable online vision tests are, you’re not alone. While seeing an optometrist or ophthalmologist in person may be required for some people, many patients can get simple prescriptions for contacts and glasses renewed with visual acuity tests performed online. Find out if an online vision test is right for you!

The Future of Eyecare Lives At Home

The Future of Eyecare Lives At Home

Quadrant Eye Co-Founder, Dr. Quinn Wang breaks down the impact of an increasing need for more accessible eyecare and how QE is helping to fill the gap with patient-powered at-home eyecare.

Ophthalmologist or Optometrist: Which Type of Eye Doctor Is Right for You?

Ophthalmologist or Optometrist: Which Type of Eye Doctor Is Right for You?

Choosing the right type of eye specialist—an ophthalmologist, optometrist, or optician—for your eyecare needs may not be an easy decision if you don’t understand the differences between these professionals. Learn about who to visit for an eye exam, vision test, glasses and contacts, or more serious eye conditions and whether you need an ophthalmologist vs. optometrist.

How Often Do You Need an Eye Exam?

How Often Do You Need an Eye Exam?

Before you assume you need a visit to an eye doctor to renew your prescription for contacts or glasses, learn what an eye exam will tell you, how often you really need an eye exam, and whether an in-person visit with an eye doctor is required. You may discover that renewing your prescription for eyeglasses or contacts via an online eye exam will help you get your prescription faster and easier than you had imagined.