Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Could a ‘Bionic Eye’ Be the Answer to Treating AMD?

There’s some sci-fi-loving bit of all of us that gets a little tingly whenever the word “bionic” appears. Of course, we do have to inform you straight away that nothing in this article is necessarily going to get us any closer to having a functioning Terminator; however, the technology we’re talking about might be one […]

New Year’s Resolution: Healthier Eyes

Happy New Year! Congratulations to one and all for making it through another year. Now, let’s talk resolutions. We don’t all make them, but an awful lot of us do – over half of all Americans are estimated to set goals every year, most of which are related to health or exercise. Losing weight is […]

Visual Impairment Linked to Increased Unemployment

There are many different eye diseases, vision problems, and even other health issues that can result in vision impairment and blindness and lead to the inability to function normally. Many people with vision impairments and blindness end up not being able to go to work. In fact, there is a study that was funded by […]

Aging Vision Rate Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, are becoming more prevalent each year and the number of people affected by these eye problems and the effects of them are only continuing to grow. In fact, according to Prevent Blindness – a patient advocacy organization – of Americans over the age of 40, there […]

Does Your Poor Eye Health Affect Your Travel Plans?

If your poor vision keeps you from traveling far from home, you’re not alone. According to a study performed at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, people who have poor vision due to age-related macular degeneration did not travel as far as people with better vision. It’s a known fact that […]

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

When we’re young and healthy, we tend not to worry too much about our health in old age, or more accurately, how our lifestyle decisions now will affect our future bodies. What we think about even less is that we may be shortening our lifespans by not taking care of our health. And, that goes […]

How Vision Clinics Help the Aging Vision Population

As we age, our risk for vision problems increases. Just look at the array of eye conditions that affect individuals 40 and up, and many more popping up for those 60 and older. Conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and retinopathy are all commonly associated with advanced age. For this reason, vision clinics catering specifically to the […]

How Vision Loss Can Lead to Depression

There are close to two million older people in America who suffer from age-related macular degeneration. AMD causes various degrees of vision loss and can even lead to blindness. As you can probably discern from its name, this eye disease generally affects older people, typically over the age of 50. However, younger people do sometimes […]

AMD Occurring Earlier Than Previously Thought

Age-related macular degeneration is a disease that causes vision problems and blindness and it is a disease that is associated with people over the age of 50. However, new findings determined by the University Medical Center of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz show that it may not be a disease that only affects older people. There […]

Can Your Wild Lifestyle Lead to Vision Problems?

If you drink a lot, smoke at all, or are not a very active person, you could be setting yourself up for vision problems down the road. So many people just don’t know the consequences of the habits they have. But a lot of the things you do in your everyday life can have a significant […]

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