Entries by Dr. Nicholas Komro, O.D.

Diet and Nutrition

Adding powerful antioxidants to your diet can improve your eye health. Did you know that small dietary changes can have a big impact on your eyes? Adding certain nutrients to your daily diet—either through foods or supplements—can help preserve your vision. Researchers have linked eye-friendly nutrients, such as lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin C, vitamin E […]

Children’s Vision

Vision doesn’t just happen. A child’s brain learns how to use eyes to see just like it learns how to use legs to walk or a mouth to learn how to speak. Children with uncorrected vision conditions face many barriers in life. The longer a vision problem goes undiagnosed and untreated the more difficult it […]


The simplest definition of a cataract is that it is a clouding of the lens of your eye. The lens is normally clear in a healthy eye. This clouding normally develops slowly over time and symptoms may at first be nearly imperceptible. Cloudiness may start out in only a small part of the eye and […]


Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to progressive damage to the optic nerve. People with glaucoma can lose nerve tissue, resulting in vision loss. The optic nerve is a bundle of about 1 million individual nerve fibers that transmits the visual signals from the eye to the brain. In the most common […]


Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or swelling of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin transparent layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and covers the white part of the eye. Often called “pink eye,” conjunctivitis is a common eye disease, especially in children. It may affect one or both eyes. Some […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

According to the American Diabetes Association nearly 21 million Americans are affected by diabetes and another 54 million are considered pre-diabetic. It is the leading cause of death, disability and blindness in the US for adults ages 20-74. The CDC estimates that 4.1 million people currently have diabetic retinopathy and that by the year 2020 […]