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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, […]

Can Glaucoma Be Prevented?

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Macular degeneration takes the lead as the biggest cause of vision loss in America. However, Glaucoma is definitely in second place. While there is almost nothing that can be done about macular degeneration, there is hope for those suffering from glaucoma. And, for those at risk for developing glaucoma. Here are a few things you […]

Laser Eye Surgery Can Harm Your Night Vision

Laser Eye Surgery Can Harm Your Night Vision

Millions of people have laser eye surgery, like LASIK, performed to improve their vision every year. For some, the surgery is successful. Their vision improves to the point where they don’t have to wear corrective lenses any longer. For others, the surgery isn’t so successful. While maybe their vision improves slightly, it doesn’t improve enough […]

Best Eye Vitamins for Diabetics

Best Eye Vitamins for Diabetics

Diabetes is a condition that is the direct result of having an excessive amount of glucose in the blood. This excess can affect many different areas of your body, including the eyes. It has been reported that conditions of the eyes that are directly related to diabetes are the leading cause of blindness in adults […]

Alcohol, Cataracts, and Other Drinking-Related Visual Disorders

Alcohol, Cataracts, and Other Drinking-Related Visual Disorders

We’re likely far from the only source you’ve run across with a warning against heavy drinking. Excess alcohol consumption is rough on a human body from end to end. Essentially, every organ can be damaged by chronic alcohol abuse. But, as a site devoted to vision health, we’ll pay particular attention to the effects it […]

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

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

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 […]

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