eye disease

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 […]

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision

When some people hear the word ‘exercise’ they cringe, probably because some view it as a chore that is as awful as scrubbing a toilet, and others have that reaction because they know that it’s something they need to do but they don’t for one reason or another and they feel guilty about it. The […]

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 […]

Is There a Connection Between Cholesterol and Cataracts?

Everyone knows that cholesterol is bad for the overall health of the body. High cholesterol levels can contribute to the development of atherosclerosis (the hardening and narrowing of the arteries) which makes a person more likely to suffer a heart attack or a stroke. It’s so extremely important to keep cholesterol levels down to help […]

Omega Fatty Acids and Eye Health

I know what you are thinking – fatty acids? How can that be any good for my health or my eyes? Contrary to common beliefs, some fat is actually necessary for you to be healthy – this goes for your eyes, too! As we’ve discussed before, there is such a thing as good fat, and […]

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Glaucoma?

The eye disease glaucoma is often called the “sneak thief of sight.” This is due to the fact that the loss of vision typically occurs over a long time period and is only able to be detected when the disease has become quite advanced. People suffering from glaucoma, unfortunately, don’t have many options and may […]

All About Eye Floaters

Floaters are: a. Wisps of cloud moving across the sky b. Air-filled mattresses for summertime fun on the lake c. Insects that have accidentally fallen into your lemonade d. None of the above If you chose “d,” then you are correct. If you’ve ever noticed small specks or shadowy shapes moving in your field of […]

August Is Cataract Awareness Month

Did you know… More than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80. Cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States, with more than 1.5 million procedures performed each year. In honor of Cataract Awareness Month, let’s look at some of the fictions and facts surrounding this common […]

5 Steps to Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

Did you know that 13 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration? With many of the baby boomer generation beginning to reach their 60s this number will probably rise in the next few years. Some early signs of macular degeneration are unexplained shadowy areas, straight lines that look wavy, or dark spots in your vision. […]

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