For many Americans, November is the month we give thanks and get awesome deals on flat screen TVs on Black Friday. However, in the eye health community, November is the month we raise awareness for diabetic eye diseases. Among numerous other complications, diabetes can also affect your eyes. Many people, including diabetics, are unaware of […]
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Like any part of our bodies, our eyes go through normal wear and tear. It doesn’t always mean anything is necessarily wrong or out of the ordinary. But, sometimes when our eyes go through sudden and severe vision changes, it may indicate an underlying health problem. Our eyes can give us signs of various diseases. […]
We’re not strangers to the topic of diabetic retinopathy here at RYV. We’ve devoted a lot of time to the subject on this blog because it is the most common eye disease among diabetics. If caught early, it may be possible to prevent it, which is why we work hard to bring you the facts. […]
It goes without saying that diabetes is a complex disease to manage. All diseases come with complications, but nothing requires more monitoring and a hands-on approach than diabetes. You have to regulate your blood sugar, take the right medication at the right time, watch your diet and the list goes on. That being said, it […]
Ladies, we’ve got some good news and bad news for you. We won’t beat around the bush so here’s the bad news: according to Prevent Blindness, women make up the majority of Americans over the age of 40 to be visually impaired or blind. Unfortunately, due to a variety of biological factors that no woman […]
Have we got good news for you men out there, or what? Men are less at risk of developing vision-impairing diseases. According to numerous stats and studies, women tend to lose their vision more than men. Doctors believe the reason for this is because of the hormone changes in women due to various factors in […]
Ah, another free radical fighting antioxidant! Glutathione is an important antioxidant commonly found in animals, plants, fungi and several types of bacteria. This powerhouse antioxidant is the queen and king of all antioxidants. With its amazing healing powers (studies have shown it to prevent several diseases), it’s hard to imagine why anyone falls ill at […]
Anyone with diabetes will tell you that it can be a hard disease to deal with. According to the American Diabetes Association, in 2008 4.2 million Americans over the age of 40 had diabetic retinopathy. We’re won’t sugar coat this. Diabetic retinopathy is a scary disease, but it is treatable and preventable. You had no choice […]
Eye health and computers continue to become better and better friends. It’s true, computers cause a lot of issues for the eyes – CVS is becoming a major problem in the digital era – but technology is evolving to help diagnose many common vision problems. One of the more recent developments: digital tests designed to screen for […]
When was your last eye exam? Think back a bit, and not just to the last time you fitted a pair of glasses. Specifically, think back to if and when you last had a dilated eye exam. We’re guessing that a lot of you are still thinking. Dilated eye exams take more time and money, […]
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