Vision Conditions and Diseases

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.

10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Cataracts

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It’s likely that you know someone suffering from cataracts. This eye disease is so common around the world, it affects each of us in some way. Perhaps you currently have perfect vision. You may be wondering why you need to learn about cataracts when you have healthy eyes. Unfortunately, everyone is at risk for developing […]

My Eyes Are Becoming Sensitive to Light, Should I Be Concerned?

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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 the concern of your eyes becoming more sensitive to light. If you find that your eyes are sensitive to light, should you tear through […]

Dry Eyes: Causes and Treatments

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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’re angry. Many strong emotions can bring on tears. People often cry when they are in pain. Unfortunately, sometimes people struggle with not being […]

Explaining Color Blindness

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Color blindness (or as we call it… “Honey, does this shirt match my pants?”) affects up to 300 million people worldwide. What is color blindness? And, why do so many people have it? As summer wraps up here in the United States, we savor the scenery. A bright blue sky whiskered with milk-white clouds; the […]

Effects of Smoking and Secondhand Smoke on Your Eyes

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Did you know that 38 million Americans smoke cigarettes? And over 16 million of them are living with smoking-related diseases? We all know that smoking is bad for you and the effects of smoking on your eyes are extensive. But, did you know that the chemicals in cigarettes can harm the most sensitive part of the […]

5 Steps to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

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Did you know that 13 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration? The baby boomer generation is beginning to age so this number will continue to rise. But the good news is there are things you can be doing to prevent macular degeneration. Some early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are unexplained shadowy areas, […]

Computer Vision Syndrome 101 – CVS Tips

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a now-famous enemy of the modern workforce. However, there’s another contender running for first place. If you haven’t yet heard of Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) or digital eye strain, you soon will. And if you’re here because you suffer from the rising issue, we have the CVS tips you’re looking for! […]

Presbyopia – Poor Vision Due to the Aging Process

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Sadly, most of us will experience a decrease in vision as we age. As our body ages, some key functions lose strength and agility. Skin gets wrinkly, bladders get weaker, and the vision less clear. Plus, various eye diseases are more common among older people. Developing difficulty seeing is just one more sign that we […]

Heterochromia Iridis: The Rare Iris Disease

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Different colored irises are a fairly common occurrence in animals, but a rather rare disease in humans. Heterochromia iridis is a unique eye condition that affects the iris of the eye, where the two irises differ in color. For example, one eye could be blue while the other brown. Actress Mila Kunis is one rare […]

How to Prevent Cataracts Naturally

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Let’s get some bad news out of the way first. If you have eyes, you are at risk of developing cataracts at some point in your life. It’s a natural part of aging. Your eyes become overused and tired. But this doesn’t have to be a metaphorical death sentence for your eyesight. The good news […]

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

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It’s Cataract Awareness Month! Did you know that more than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80? In fact, cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States. There are more than 1.5 million procedures performed each year. What are cataracts and why do so many Americans develop […]

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