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 […]
If you need a nightlight to find your way to the kitchen for a midnight snack, or have difficulty seeing while driving in the evening, you may be suffering from a condition known as night blindness. People with night blindness see poorly in darkness or dim light but normally when adequate amounts of light are […]
We’ve mentioned the dangers of not getting enough sleep in other posts. However, we didn’t really get into what sleep actually was or how it can help our vision. If you are like many people you probably think that your eyes are still and relaxed during sleep, during part of your sleep period this would […]
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 […]
We all know that smoking is bad for you, but did you know that the chemicals in cigarettes can harm the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula. Your vision can be irreversibly damaged when cells of the macula die or tiny blood vessels burst through it. And this isn’t just for those […]
“Here comes the sun,” the Beatles sang, “and it’s all right” – though perhaps they should have substituted, “and if you don’t protect yourself, you can jolly well get a nasty sunburn and skin cancer and even long-term, irreversible eye damage.” OK, we here at Rebuild Your Vision are clearly not in the running for […]
This one is important for me, especially being a parent of two young boys. According to the American Optometric Association, children should have an eye exam by no later than six months old, then again by age three, and just before starting school. School-age children need an exam every two to three years after that […]
Did you know that 13 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration? With many of the baby boomer generation beginning to reach their 60s this number will probably rise in the next few years. Some early signs of macular degeneration are unexplained shadowy areas, straight lines that look wavy, or dark spots in your vision. […]
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a now famous enemy of the modern workforce – but there’s another contender running for first place. If you haven’t yet heard of Computer Vision Syndrome, you soon will. Although less severe than Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Computer Vision Syndrome, or CVS, is the most common computer-related injury today. As defined by […]
Don’t let the things you love to do destroy your vision. Reading, using computers, and watching television, while enjoyable can be dangerous to your sight. These every day activities involve near point stress on your eyes. Give your eyes a break. It doesn’t take long and the benefits can be huge. If you have to […]
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