Are Blue-Eyed People More at Risk of Eye Diseases?

Are Blue-Eyed People More at Risk of Eye Diseases?

You may have heard that if you have blue eyes you’re at a higher risk of developing eye diseases. There is some truth behind this, though it has been a matter of debate among scientists and medical professionals for a while. Some say that there is no indication that blue-eyed people are at any higher […]

July Is UV Safety Month: What You Need to Know

It’s summer vacation and you take your family to the beach for a fun day in the sun. You realize you forget your sunglasses at home. Not a big deal, right? Wrong. Unfortunately, UV exposure can do severe damage to your eyes and other organs. Not to mention the damage it can do to your […]

Everything in Moderation

Yes, it’s a maternal line, but when we’re talking eye health, it’s an important one. One of the most tried and universally true medical quotes you’ll ever encounter is credited to Paracelsus, a Renaissance scientist and the father of toxicology: “Sola dosis venum facit.” Translated, that comes out to “the dose makes the poison.” Simple, but […]

The Summer Eye Care Checklist

Ready for Summer? This is likely where most sites would mention something about a “beach body” and tell you about the latest diet trend. But at RYV, we’re more concerned about your eyes. Exercising and dieting are important sure, but we’re all about eating the right things to boost your eyesight rather than the situps! Taking care […]

Eye Safety for Skiers and Snowboarders

In many places throughout the world, January comes with some seriously cold and snowy winter weather. While the weather can be depressing, there is an up side – snow provides the playground for winter sports. If you’re lucky enough to live near steep enough hills, there’s no better holiday vacation than a ski trip. By […]

Always the Little Things: Bad Habits That Can Damage Your Eyes

Everyone’s got their funny little habits. They range from quirky to cute to well, sort of gross (nail biters unite), but they’re all generally pretty harmless. However, as we always seem to say, even the little things can have big impacts on your sensitive, sensitive peepers. Follow along, and we’ll delve into a couple of the […]

Natural Light Essential for Normal Eye Development

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to make sure you and your kids spend more time outdoors, you may have just found it. According to new studies, natural light is extremely beneficial for the development and ongoing health of your eyes. Spending just three hours a day outside soaking up that natural light can […]

UV Rays Can Increase Risk of Cataracts

Everyone knows that UV rays are responsible for the development of skin cancer, but what a lot of people aren’t aware of is that UV rays can actually increase your risk of developing cataracts and other vision problems. This fact has not always been known. Before fairly recently when various studies were performed that linked […]

Keeping Your Eyes Safe on Vacation

When you’re on vacation, protecting your eye health is just as important as it is when you’re at home. Eye injuries can occur on vacation that may require immediate treatment. Your contact lenses or glasses can become lost or damaged while on vacation. You may even experience problems with your vision while you’re away from […]

Americans Don’t Know the Real Dangers of UV Rays

UV rays can have damaging effects on your eyes if they are left unprotected. This is a fact that not everyone knows, which is why more healthcare professionals are trying to spread the word about the importance of protecting your eyes when you’re outside. Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, UV rays can still hurt your […]

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