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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 […]

7 Ways Excessive Drinking Can Cause Severe Vision Problems

We’re all for having a glass of wine after a long day at the office or popping open a bottle of champagne on special occasions, but excessive drinking has been proven to lead to severe vision problems. It’s no secret that excessive alcohol consumption can lead to a number of health risks including liver damage, […]

How the Common Cold Can Affect Your Vision

Colds come on for a variety of reasons, but one thing’s for sure. They can affect our vision at a time when we desperately need at least one of our senses to be in good health. So in preparation for those colds, we’ve gathered the most common flu and cold-related eye conditions and how to […]

5 Normal Vision Changes to Watch out for as We Age

Our bodies are constantly changing in every stage of life. From birth to old age, there’s no stopping. Your high school health course may have taught you that your body stops changing after puberty, but it’s simply not true! Did you know that your nose and ears are constantly growing throughout your entire life? That’s […]

CDC Reports that 99% of Contact Lens Wearers Are Putting Eyes at Risk

Contact lenses are no doubt the most convenient kinds of corrective lenses. They’re perfect for sports, dance, or for people who always need to wear eyeglasses and prefer the freedom of contact lenses. Their convenience makes contact lenses easy to forget about. But, the CDC reports 99 percent of contact lens wearers have admitted to being […]

Can Eye Color Affect a Hitter’s Game?

Differing eye colors can actually say some pretty interesting things about you physiologically. In some cases, they can even give some valuable medical information or, yes, even make you more likely to encounter a specific vision disorder. Of course, it’s not the end of the world if you do have an eye color with a […]

Does Your Child Have ADHD or a Vision Disorder?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, has become one of the most commonly diagnosed childhood behavioral conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports one in nine children receive a diagnosis under current clinical guidelines, a number that has caused an enormous amount of controversy between physicians, educators, parents, and other groups. Many critics […]

Eye Safety for College Students

Any university types probably know the drill. It’s time for midterms, or finals, or maybe you’ve just got a 10-page paper to wrap up by tomorrow. Whatever the cause, you’re going to be spending the next several hours glued to a computer screen, trying not to hyperventilate. But that study sprint can put your eyes […]

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