This year is shaping up to be the year of eye health innovation. With more and more people realizing how important eye health is, and how ineffective current treatments like surgery are, researchers are hard at work trying to devise different medications to improve vision conditions. Until now, the only way to treat congenital cataracts has […]
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Many eyes diseases like glaucoma and cataracts can lead to complete and permanent blindness, but people often disregard common eye conditions like astigmatism and presbyopia as major threats. The articles here talk about the dangers of some of today’s most common eye problems and how you can take precautions and steps to improve eye health naturally.
If you’ve never heard of Fuchs’ dystrophy, you aren’t alone. This rare, hereditary disease often lays dormant in people until they reach middle age. Once the symptoms begin to appear, there isn’t much that can be done to stop the disease. The exact number of people affected by Fuchs’ (pronounced fooks) dystrophy is not known. […]
Refractive errors are possibly the most common eye conditions among children and adults alike. It isn’t all that unlikely that some people suffer from more than one refractive error at the same time. Refractive errors are commonly corrected using prescription eyeglasses. Often, we are given these glasses without much explanation. If they’ll fix your eyesight, […]
Have you ever had temporary bouts of sudden vision loss? If you have, you aren’t alone. Transient vision loss can be caused by many different internal and external factors. Losing your eyesight suddenly, even if just temporarily, can be extremely alarming. Though your vision will likely return within half an hour to an hour, finding […]
Strabismus and amblyopia are two very closely linked eye conditions that affect our eye muscles. These conditions are mostly found in children, however, when left untreated, they can become a permanent condition in adult eyes. Strabismus and amblyopia are often confused and people have a hard time telling the two apart. Both conditions affect the […]
If we told you that someone was blind, what would your first assumption about them be? It would probably be that they have no sight, right? Blind people on TV, movies, and in commercials are always portrayed this way. I mean, the story of Ray Charles is incredible. A blind pianist? Many people can’t even […]
We put a lot of emphasis into taking care of the internal part of the eyes. This is no doubt the part of the eye that needs the most protecting. If the inner eye is not working as it should, your vision can be seriously compromised. However, this is no reason to discount the outer […]
At first glance it may not seem like arthritis has anything to do with vision. Why would a joint condition affect our eyes? There are no joints in our eyes. What we fail to consider is that arthritis is not a joint condition, but an inflammation condition. Our eyes are not immune to inflammation. When […]
Eye diseases are not the only conditions that can have a negative effect on our eyes. Sometimes other diseases and disorders in the body can cause problems for our vision. Today, we’re taking a look at how a thyroid condition may affect your eyes. What Is the Thyroid and What Does It Do? We can […]
There are a lot of vision disorders that can affect our eyesight and our overall eye health. However, very few affect our eyes like the Big Three do. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are the most popular vision conditions that develop as we age. Approximately three million people in the United States have glaucoma (but […]
Let’s start off by answering our title question right away; yes. Any change, be it sudden or gradual, in your vision is cause for concern. However, there are different degrees to this concern. If you find that your eyes are sensitive to light, should you tear through the emergency room and yell at the staff […]
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