Surely you’ve heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” Researchers at Oxford University in London have found that while we may not actually be what we eat, what we eat can have a profound effect on our vision. What the American Optometric Association has to say Over two million Americans have cataract surgery every [...]
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It is estimated that more than 17 million Americans may have symptoms of macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD (for “age-related macular degeneration”). The macula is the part of the retina, it is in this area that the light sensitive cells of the eye are located. Macular degeneration occurs when these light sensitive cells [...]
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness for those 55 years and older, according to Eye Care America, and more than half of those over 65 have some degree of cataract development. Here’s a rundown of the 7 facts you should know about this condition: 1. Cataract extractions are the most common surgical procedure in [...]
If you have to squint to recognize that person waving at you from down the street, you’re not alone—not only that, but your numbers are growing every day. According to a recent research study funded by the National Center for Health Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Eye Institute, the [...]
Sadly, it is an unavoidable fact that as we age most of us experience difficulty with our vision. This becomes even more evident when it comes to driving. Do you remember how excited you were when you got your first drivers license? You went through all the training, passed the vision test, and the road [...]
According to the National Eye Institute, twice as many women as men are diagnosed with vision-threatening diseases each year. Across the globe, women are more likely to suffer blindness and vision loss. Of the common eye diseases, dry eye syndrome is two to three times more common in women than in men at any age [...]
According to CBS news, by 2030 – when the first baby boomers reach 84 – the number of Americans over 65 will have grown by 75 percent to 69 million. That means more than 20 percent of the population will be over 65, compared with only 13 percent today. As a nation, if we’re not [...]
Whether you sell insurance, work as a nurse, a restaurant server or a gas station attendant – these days, you’re probably using a computer to complete at least some of your duties. Many of us are all but glued to the computer all day long! One of our readers, Jenny H. from Oregon, wrote us, [...]
Color Blindness, or as we call it… “Honey, does this shirt match my pants?” Summer is wrapping up here in the United States and this is the time of year we savor the scenery – a bright blue sky whiskered with milk-white clouds; the velvety red bloom of a rose, green lawns and trees. Or [...]
Did you know… More than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States, with more than 1.5 million procedures performed each year. In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, let’s look at some of the fictions and facts surrounding this common [...]
When do you usually cry? Is it when you’re sad or happy? Do you sometimes shed a few tears when watching a movie or reading a book? Some people cry when they are angry. Many strong emotions can bring on tears. People often cry when they are in pain. Thank Goodness for Tears Shedding tears [...]
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