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Early Signs of Vision Loss

September 7, 2021

Millions of people around the world suffer from visual impairment. Vision loss or loss of sight can result from different factors, ranging from injury to eye diseases. According to experts, a majority of the vision loss cases could have been cured or avoided. 

Healthy Vision and Eyes: Important for Success in School

August 11, 2021

One of the attributes kids need to succeed in school is good vision. Most of the information kids process in school through reading, using a computer, chalkboard work, and writing is visual. Thus, an undiagnosed vision or eye problem can affect a child’s self-esteem and confidence.

Eye Infection Types and Treatments

July 12, 2021

Did you know that almost a million eye infections that warrant a visit to the doctor occur each year in the United States? If you have eye pain, redness, or itching, you may have an eye infection. Different pathogens can attack various parts of your eye. In effect, each type of eye infection may need specific intervention. Here are the eye infection types and treatments you need to know:

Cataract Awareness Month: Top Tips to Prevent Cataracts at Any Age

June 4, 2021

Every month, the American Academy of Ophthalmology observes one or more relevant eye health topics to raise awareness. May is Healthy Vision Month. June will be Cataract Awareness Month to educate the public on the leading cause of blindness worldwide. More than 25 million people in the United States alone have cataracts. This number is estimated to double by 2032. Don't wait for this eye disease to rob you of your sight. Here are the top tips to prevent cataracts at any age:

How Do I Read My Eye Prescription?

May 19, 2021

If you wear eyeglasses, you must be familiar with the letters and numbers that appear on the prescription form. These digits are basically instructions that are essential in making glasses. Most people know that, but they do not know what they mean. Some tips can help you to read your prescription. While there may be some minor differences between different prescriptions, there is a general pattern.

April Is Sports Eye Safety Month: What Eye Protection Do You Need for Each Sport?

April 20, 2021

Spring is here, and it is the season for outdoor games and sports. April is Sports Eye Safety Month, a reminder that sports are fun but pose unique dangers to your eye health and safety. Every year, eye doctors in emergency rooms across the U.S. treat close to 30,000 eye injuries associated with sports. Fortunately, 90 percent of these injuries can be prevented by putting on suitable protective eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Can Allergies Make Dry Eyes Worse?

March 10, 2021

Studies suggest that around 50 million U.S. adults experience allergies every year, and many of these people find that their allergies affect their eyes. Allergies occur when the body identifies a usually harmless substance as being dangerous and releases chemicals to fight against it. These chemicals cause the symptoms that we most commonly associate with allergies.

Are Daily Disposable Contacts Better?

February 28, 2021

Daily disposable contacts are single-use contact lenses that allow users to dispose of them after a day’s use. As a user, you get to start each day with a fresh pair of contacts. It is important, however, to understand that they are not the same as regular disposable contacts.

How Can Your Eye Doctor Help Treat Macular Degeneration or AMD?

January 31, 2021

At this time, there are no cures for macular degeneration. But, vision therapy and other treatments helps to slow the disease’s progression if diagnosed early. You may also take steps toward securing your eye health by eating healthy meals, taking vitamin supplements, and not smoking.

Why Are Dry Eyes Worse in the Winter?

December 23, 2020

With winter in full swing, it becomes crucial to pay attention to your health more than ever. The drop in temperatures can bring about various illnesses, such as the common cold, flu, and strep throat. And just like your skin, your eyes can also be affected by the chilly and crisp, dry air. Here’s the reason why your dry eyes can get worse in the winter.

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