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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Your Eyes

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Your Eyes

You may not have heard of it, but you may be suffering from it. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is an extreme fatigue that lasts more than six months. It is an intense tiredness and weakness that does not improve quickly with rest. It can also become worse if the sufferer attempts physical activity or mental […]

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, […]

Does Astigmatism Have an Impact on Driving Performance?

Does Astigmatism Have an Impact on Driving Performance?

Astigmatism may not be the best-known eye disorder, but it’s certainly among the most common. Some studies have estimated the prevalence of astigmatism in children aged 5-17 to be as high as 28 percent, a number that’s widely believed to increase with age. Blurred vision is a hallmark symptom of astigmatism. And while effective corrective […]

eReader vs. Printed Book: Which Is Better for Your Eyesight?

eReader vs. Printed Book

In today’s increasingly digital world, interactions with printed media are becoming less common every day. Between smart phones, handheld game systems, high definition televisions and computer monitors, more and more people are spending their time looking at screens, rather than pages. What effect is this having on our eyesight? It’s becoming common knowledge that these […]

Eye Exercises for Nearsightedness

Eye Exercises for Nearsightedness

Nearsightedness or myopia is a condition that many people will experience during their lifetime. The inability to focus on objects far away is sometimes a result of the natural aging process of your body which weakens your eye muscles. But, it can also be spurred by excessive screen time and not exercising your eye muscles […]

Do Polarized Sunglasses Really Make a Difference?

Do Polarized Sunglasses Really Make a Difference?

Ultraviolet rays from the sun are incredibly damaging to our eyes. They can cause glaucoma, cataracts, and many other eye conditions to develop. According to WHO, 20 percent of cataract cases are avoidable with proper UV eye protection. Proper eye protection is important any time of year. But, choosing the right sunglasses is no easy […]

How Alcohol Affects Your Eyes

How Alcohol Affects Your Eyes

We all know alcohol can affect our bodies negatively, and these effects can be both short and long term. But what exactly does alcohol do to our eyes? Alcohol can definitely have short term vision-altering effects, but what about repeated exposure to alcohol? Are there any permanent effects that you need to worry about? Read […]

Is Your Eyesight Affected by Your Migraines and Headaches?

Many of us have had a migraine or a headache that was just so painful that it seemed to affect our eyesight. Though we may have just brushed it off as these vision symptoms “being in our head”, the truth is migraines and headaches have a significant impact on our eyesight. Headaches and migraines (especially […]

My Eyes Are Becoming Sensitive to Light, Should I Be Concerned?

Let’s start off by answering our title question right away; yes. Any change, be it sudden or gradual, in your vision is cause for concern. However, there are different degrees to this concern. If you find that your eyes are sensitive to light, should you tear through the emergency room and yell at the staff […]

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