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Autoimmune Diseases That Affect the Eyes

Autoimmune Diseases that Affect the Eyes

Autoimmune disorders can be tedious and painful. If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, then you might be a little confused about the inner workings of your disease. Not only are autoimmune diseases significant to your overall health, but they also can be extremely confusing. So whether you were just diagnosed, or you’ve been living […]

Best Eye Vitamins for Glaucoma

Best Eye Vitamins for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that needs to be diagnosed by an eye care specialist. But, even though the eye doctor can recommend several treatment options to help those suffering from glaucoma, you can also take steps on your own to treat (or better yet, prevent) glaucoma. For such a common but devastating problem, […]

How Caffeine Affects Eyesight

How Caffeine Affects Eyesight

If you are like most people in the world, then the first thing you do in the morning is drink a cup of coffee. In fact, of nearly 3,000 adults interviewed in the United States this year, 64 percent have consumed coffee within the past day. But, have you ever wondered what that jolt of […]

Natural Ways to Bring Down Eye Pressure

Natural Ways to Bring Down Eye Pressure

If you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma or high pressure in your eyes, you’re not alone; glaucoma is, unfortunately, a very common eye disease that affects the aging population. About three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half are aware of it. Untreated, glaucoma can lead to blindness (it is, in fact, the second leading cause […]

The Truth About Blindness

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 […]

New Camera to Help the Legally Blind

Until recently, the only hope for those living with blindness or low vision was to basically get used to their condition. No cure was available other than adapting to their new circumstances. That was until Amnon Shashua, a professor of computer science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem decided to create the OrCam. This new […]

Get Ready for World Sight Day 2016

In case you haven’t heard already, this Thursday (October 13th) is World Sight Day! Though Thursday is the official day, we’re coming to you a few days early so you can get a head start on raising awareness and taking care of your health. World Sight Day is a day that we raise awareness about […]

Groundbreaking Gene Therapy Can Improve Vision

Somethings we inherit physical traits from our parents. Some of them are good, and some of them, well not so much. For the most part, we learn to live with our not so good inherited traits. But what if the trait in question was diminishing your quality of life? This is the case, unfortunately, for […]

All About Intraocular Lens Implants

In the world of optics, intraocular lenses, or IOLs, tend to slip below the public radar. They’re more expensive and intrusive than corrective lenses and don’t quite have the sci-fi appeal or mass-marketing muscle of LASIK. For all that, they remain widely used in the treatment of cataracts as well as myopia. Follow along, and […]

The Link Between Aspirin and Macular Degeneration

What is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration is an eye disorder that can cause severe vision loss in people aged 60 and over. The most severe cases can even cause blindness. The disease occurs when the portion of the retina known as the macula begins to degenerate. This causes people to lose the ability to sense […]

Celebrate World Sight Day October 8th!

World Sight Day is celebrated every year on October 8th, and marks a day when eye health is highlighted by the media and various stakeholders through a series of interactive educational events and discussions. It is important for all of us to be aware of the need to take better care of our eyes and […]

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