Category: Vision Health

Sight Safety 0

Sight Safety

More than 2.5 million eye injuries are suffered annually in the US — and most are avoidable. Keep these ocular essentials in your line of sight: Wear sunglasses year–round. Whether it’s summer or winter,...

Vision Decisions 0

Vision Decisions

August is National Eye Exam Month — a timely reminder to visit your eye doctor at least once every 2 years. Early detection can prevent macular degeneration (a disease of the retina, resulting in...

The Eyes Have It 0

The Eyes Have It

Workplace eye injuries are on the decline due to good worker safety practices. But accidents involving common household products cause 125,000 eye injuries every year — and 90% of them are preventable, according to...

Keep a Keen Eye on Vision Savings 0

Keep a Keen Eye on Vision Savings

You don’t need 20/20 sight to spot ways to save on the high cost of glasses and contacts. You just need to know where to look. If you’re among the two-thirds of adults who...

My Dry Eyes 0

My Dry Eyes

Chronic Dry Eye (CDE) is a disease with potential consequences for your eyes. The symptoms of CDE disease – dryness, stinging, itching, burning, a gritty or sandy sensation, sensitivity to light, excessive tearing, blurry...

Wellness Welling Up 0

Wellness Welling Up

Countless triggers provoke tears — pain, grief, joy, hormones… even genetic influences. Regardless of the catalyst, most people report feeling better after a good cry. But the benefits of blubbering go beyond emotional release....

Right on Sight 0

Right on Sight

Even razor-sharp vision is vulnerable to damage and degeneration. Stay focused with these reminders for keeping your peepers keen. Clarity check: Take advantage of August’s National Eye Exam Month to schedule your regular appointment....

You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! 0

You Won’t Believe Your Eyes!

Maintaining eye health can be challenging at any age, but it becomes more difficult as we grow older. After the age of 40, eye health may start to decline. By the year 2020, it...

Eye Laser Surgery 0

Eye Laser Surgery

Distorted images, blurred vision, elongated objects. All symptoms of astigmatism. New eye laser surgery could clear the view for millions of Americans who have the disorder. Inside the doors of an emergency room, accuracy...

Eye Injury Prevention Month 0

Eye Injury Prevention Month

IT’S EASY TO presume that most of the 2.5 million eye injuries occurring in the U.S. each year happen in the workplace, as a result of falls or flying objects or sparks striking the...

Repairing Lost Eyesight 0

Repairing Lost Eyesight

For people with damaged corneas, the only treatment option used to be corneal transplants. However, for those who have damaged tissue around the cornea, there is a chance the transplanted cornea will be rejected....

Stop Glaring at Me 0

Stop Glaring at Me

While summer’s golden rays show their affection with warmer temperatures and an outpouring of healthy vitamin D, they can damage your eyes. Solar radiation causes many vision impairments and diseases, including cataracts, macular degeneration,...

Clear Up Cloudy Vision 0

Clear Up Cloudy Vision

 Studies show that by age 60, 50 percent of all people have some degree of cataracts. They account for the number one cause of vision loss. New technology allows them to be removed in...

Saving Your Sight 0

Saving Your Sight

Now there’s a major breakthrough in eye surgery for patients who suffer from extreme near-sightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. The procedure offers 20-20 vision in a matter of minutes. Lisa’s eyesight was so bad that...

Children’s Cataracts 0

Children’s Cataracts

When you think of cataracts, you probably associate the condition with older adults. Each year, about 20,000 children also develop the disease. While the care of adult cataract patients has advanced over the past...

Focus on Avoiding Eye Strain 0

Focus on Avoiding Eye Strain

Do you spend much of your day parked in front of a computer? All of that time staring at a monitor can cause eye strain. While it’s typically a minor problem, eye strain symptoms...

Macular Degeneration 0

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the progressive destruction of the macula, an oval spot in the eye that is responsible for central vision and is specialized for fine detail. Because this condition usually affects the elderly,...

Help for Patients with Macular Degeneration 0

Help for Patients with Macular Degeneration

According to new research, patients who suffer from age-related macular degeneration, and depression associated with their disease, can benefit from a six-week self-management program that helps to enhance their quality of life. Age-related macular...

Vision Rehab to Reduce Car Crashes Among Elderly 0

Vision Rehab to Reduce Car Crashes Among Elderly

Special training to enhance visual information-processing ability could help prevent car accidents among older drivers, shows new research. Car accidents are a leading cause of injury-related deaths among people ages 65 and older due...

Cataracts 0

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Lenses are composed largely of water and protein, with the protein being arranged in a precise...