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The Truth About Blindness

The Truth About Blindness

If we told you that someone was blind, what would your first assumption about them be? It would probably be that they have no sight, right? Blind people on TV, movies, and in commercials are always portrayed this way. I mean, the story of Ray Charles is incredible. A blind pianist? Many people can’t even […]

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How Thyroid Conditions Affect Our Eyes

How Thyroid Conditions Affect Our Eyes

Eye diseases are not the only conditions that can have a negative effect on our eyes. Sometimes other diseases and disorders in the body can cause problems for our vision. Today, we’re taking a look at how a thyroid condition may affect your eyes. What Is the Thyroid and What Does It Do? We can […]

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Is Your Eyesight Getting Worse

Is Your Eyesight Getting Worse? Things to Watch Out for Before it Becomes Serious

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. […]

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Protecting Your Vision Against Glaucoma Cataracts Macular Degeneration

The Big Three: Protecting Your Vision Against Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration

There are a lot of vision disorders that can affect our eyesight and our overall eye health. However, very few affect our eyes like the Big Three do. Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are the most popular vision conditions that develop as we age. Approximately three million people in the United States have glaucoma (but […]

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Vision Conditions After a Concussion

Vision Conditions After a Concussion

Concussions are one of the most common brain injuries today, especially among athletes. We constantly hear about athletes taking a game or two off to recover from a concussion. It is such a normal occurrence that it’s like we think of concussions as harmless as the common cold. Of course, repeated concussions can severely damage your […]

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New Camera to Help the Legally Blind

New Camera to Help the Legally Blind

Until recently, the only hope for those living with blindness or low vision was to basically get used to their condition. No cure was available other than adapting to their new circumstances. That was until Amnon Shashua, a professor of computer science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem decided to create the OrCam. This new […]

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Eye Health Risks to Watch Out for in Aging Women

Eye Health Risks to Watch Out for in Aging Women

Getting older is something everyone faces every day. Unfortunately for aging women, developing a vision condition or disease is not uncommon in old age. The hard truth is that many more women than men will lose their sight as a result of aging and the various vision conditions they are likely to develop. But there […]

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Eye Health Risks to Watch Out for in Aging Men

Eye Health Risks to Watch Out for in Aging Men

Numerous studies have shown that women tend to live longer than men. From birth to death, women seem to have a leg up on men when it comes to overall health. Aging men are more likely to develop heart disease, gum disease and Parkinson’s disease, just to name a few. However, the opposite has been […]

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Vitamin Deficiencies and Vision Loss

Vitamin Deficiencies and Vision Loss

No one wants to lose their vision, but unfortunately sometimes people do and it is completely out of their control. But what if you were to lose your vision because of a vitamin deficiency? Vitamin deficiencies are 100 percent preventable, yet they are the leading cause of preventable blindness in developing countries. A Vitamin A […]

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6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

6 Tips to Make Life Easier at Home When Dealing with Low Vision

Not to be confused with blindness, low vision is a condition that is not correctable by surgery, medication or various eye wear like glasses or contact lenses. Symptoms of low vision can include blurred vision, tunnel vision, blind spots or partial sight. Low vision, though it can potentially affect anyone of any age, it is […]

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Though many of us are quite aware of cataracts and their existence, many are unaware of what cataracts are and how exactly they affect a person’s vision health. According to the Kellogg Eye Center, by the age of 65, over 90 percent of people have at least one cataract. Between the ages of 75 and […]

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