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Can the Visually Impaired Learn to Drive Safely?

Can the Visually Impaired Learn to Drive Safely?

It can be hard for visually impaired people to retain their independence when their vision problems make it unsafe for them to drive. They must rely on family, friends, and neighbors to take them wherever they need to go. That can be a huge inconvenience to both the visually impaired person and the people who […]

Early Detection and Prevention of Glaucoma

Early Detection and Prevention of Glaucoma

Something you may not have thought about before is your risk for developing glaucoma. If you’re a regular Rebuild Your Vision reader, you’ve heard us talk about this disease before, but if you’re young, you probably haven’t given it too much thought.  It’s true –  younger readers aren’t really at risk of developing glaucoma in […]

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

Let’s face it: most people don’t spend a lot of time thinking about when they will die. Most of us also have the goal of living as long as possible. When we’re young and healthy, we tend not to worry too much about our health in old age. More accurately, we don’t want to think […]

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision Image

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. Others have that reaction because they know that it’s something they need to do, but they don’t for one reason or another. So, they feel guilty about it. The […]

Aging Vision Rate Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Aging Vision Rate Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Age-related eye diseases, such as cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma, are becoming more prevalent each year. The number of people affected by these aging vision problems continues to grow. According to the CDC, approximately 20.5 million people over the age of 40 in the U.S. have cataracts. Experts expect this number will increase to 30 […]

Are Women More Likely to Lose Eyesight?

Are Women More Likely to Lose Eyesight?

Women have always had a one-up on men because it’s said that women live longer than men. But it turns out that living longer than men may not be something worth cheering for. It also means women are much more likely to experience problems with their eyesight and even lose their sight before men do. […]

The Effects Contacts Have on Your Eyes

The Effects Contacts Have on Your Eyes

Many of us need contacts or glasses in order to function in everyday life. For some of us, it is completely impossible to even get around our own houses without some form of visual aid. You might suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or another refractive error. One of the more popular solutions to vision deficiencies is […]

What You Need to Know About Vision Loss in Seniors

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New figures from the U.S. Census show that by 2030 – when the first baby boomers reach 84 –all baby boomers will be over the age of 65. That means more than 20 percent of the population will be over 65, compared to only 13 percent today. If you’re not yet quite at senior age, […]

How Macular Degeneration Affects Vision and What You Can Do About It

How Macular Degeneration Affects Vision Image

It’s estimated that more than 14 million Americans have symptoms of age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD. But, many people don’t know what this disease is and how macular degeneration affects vision. The macula is the part of the retina that the light sensitive cells of the eye are located. Macular degeneration occurs when these […]

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

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It’s Cataract Awareness Month! Did you know that more than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80? In fact, cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States. There are more than 1.5 million procedures performed each year. What are cataracts and why do so many Americans develop […]

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 to something completely in your control, like a vitamin deficiency? Vitamin deficiencies are 100 percent preventable, however, they are the leading cause of preventable blindness in […]

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics (just like his brother) with the dream of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he joined Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent nearly two decades studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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