Never heard of behavioral optometry? Well, many people haven’t, although as part of the Rebuild Your Vision family, you are already contributing to this burgeoning field. This growing subspecialty of optometry uses vision therapy – performed in the doctor’s office and at home – to go beyond the usual concerns of vision care and treat “reading […]
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 […]
Pencils, notebooks, crayons, chalk. You’re filling your children’s backpacks with all the supplies they need to succeed. But have you left out the most important school tool? According to All About Vision, more than 80 percent of what a child learns in school is presented visually, so following good vision practices for your kids can […]
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 seven 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 […]
It started with phone calls, led to texting and calendars and games, and now it seems, whether you’re on a Blackberry, iPhone, Google Android, or Windows Mobile, your smart phone can do anything – from setting your oven timer to mapping your hiking trial via GPS to editing your digital photos. You can even download […]
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 […]
Ah, the holidays. The beautiful gold leaves from your neighbor’s tree have all fallen into your yard, you’ve got 20 relatives coming for Thanksgiving dinner, but only 15 chairs, and Daylight Saving Time is not saving your sanity as you race to finish your seasonal shopping on ever – shortening days. With so much to […]
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