blindness

Protect Your Eyes from Sports-related Injuries

Protect Your Eyes from Sports-related Injuries

If you play sports, or if you have kids who play sports, it’s important that you take the proper precautions to protect your eyes from sports-related injuries. Sports-related eye injuries cause thousands of people to go blind every year and you don’t want to be included in that statistic. Numbers and Percentages Every year there […]

How Vision Loss Can Lead to Depression

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

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 […]

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

You may have heard before that drinking coffee is bad for you, mainly because of the caffeine that it contains. You may have even told your teenage kids they couldn’t drink coffee because it would stunt their growth, which is something most parents probably say. But recent studies show that drinking coffee can actually have […]

Can Your Wild Lifestyle Lead to Vision Problems?

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 […]

Menopause Medication May Reduce Glaucoma

Menopause Medication May Reduce Glaucoma

As the women go through menopause, many doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy to relieve the symptoms. A new study has found a connection between women who take estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy and a reduced risk for a common form of glaucoma. This is amazing news, since glaucoma is an eye disease which causes damage to […]

Do Contact Lenses Come with Potential Health Risks?

Do Contact Lenses Come with Potential Health Risks?

Many people choose to wear contact lenses for cosmetic reasons while others choose to wear them for comfort reasons. No matter what the motive, before you choose to wear contact lenses, make sure you are completely aware of the risks that come along with them. While some of the risks are minor, others are quite […]

Am I At Risk of Going Blind At Work?

Am I At Risk of Going Blind At Work?

Accidents are the number one cause of blindness and can happen anywhere, even at work. Actually, often at work. It’s scary to think that your work environment and conditions may end up costing you your eyesight, but it’s the reality – there are so many jobs out there that are just plain physically dangerous. Of […]

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