Eye Care for You                          

Dr. Roberta Horwitz, O.D.

416 Hastings Street, Pittsburgh, PA  15206

412-361-EYES (3937)

  • ​​Why You Need a Comprehensive, Dilated Eye Examination
  • Good Vision:  What to Expect (by Age Range)

     Infant Vision: Birth to 24 months of age

      - Preschool Vision: 2 to 5 years of age

      - The Impact of Computer Use on Children's Vision(PA Optometric Association)

      - 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

      - Presbyopia  ("Short Arm Syndrome" for the over-40 crowd)

      - 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.

      - 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.






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Healthy Eyes / Normal Issues

  • Common Vision Problems (including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.)

​     For written information on common vision problems, click here