Eye Care for You - Dr. Roberta Horwitz

416 Hastings Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15206

412-361-3937 (EYES)

  • Good Vision:  What to Expect (by Age Range)

     Infant Vision: Birth to 24 months of age

      - Preschool Vision: 2 to 5 years of age

      - School Aged Vision: 6 to 18 years of age

      - Adult Vision: 19 to 40 years of age

      - Adult Vision: 41 to 60 Years of Age

      - Adult Vision: Over 60 years of age

  • Eye Disease Statistics
    • People over the age of 65 have a 30 percent chance of developing age-related macular degeneration.  It is the leading cause of blindness for seniors over 65 years of age.
    • Approximately 2.2 million Americans over 40 years old have glaucoma, with over half of them unaware that they have the disease - until their sight is compromised.
    • Blindness is the number one complication  of people with diabetes.  (If you have diabetes, make sure that you regularly get a "diabetic eye exam."  Also speak with Dr. Horwitz about some things that you can do to prevent the effects of diabetes on your vision.)
    • 80% of blindness is avoidable because 60% is treatable and 20% preventable with early detection.
    • Worldwide, an adult goes blind ever five seconds, and a child every minute.

Healthy Eyes / Normal Issues

  • Common Vision Problems (Information on nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia and other vision problems.)

  • ​​​Why You Need a Comprehensive, Dilated Eye Examination