vision loss

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 […]

Exercising for Eye Health

There’s no doubt that exercise will benefit your overall health. Staying active can prevent a myriad of illnesses and disease. It can ward off obesity, heart disease, arthritis; help lower blood sugar levels in diabetics; and lower your risk of back pain. Did you know that frequent exercise can also directly impact your vision health? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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