vision loss

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 […]

Cancer and Vision: The Effects of Cancer on Your Eyes

Cancer and Vision: The Effects of Cancer on Your Eyes

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases in America, and unfortunately, it is also one of the most prominent. Not only is cancer difficult to fight, but the side effects of cancer can be difficult to deal with, compounding the issues that arise from the cancer itself. One of the areas of the body […]

Cardiovascular Diseases and the Eyes

Cardiovascular Diseases and the Eyes

One of the most interesting features of cardiovascular disease is that symptoms are not only present in the body. You may experience symptoms in the eyes as well. In fact, current research suggests that cardiovascular disease may be spotted early during a regular eye exam. This is because symptoms of the condition can appear in […]

Does Astigmatism Have an Impact on Driving Performance?

Does Astigmatism Have an Impact on Driving Performance?

Astigmatism may not be the best-known eye disorder, but it’s certainly among the most common. Some studies have estimated the prevalence of astigmatism in children aged 5-17 to be as high as 28 percent, a number that’s widely believed to increase with age. Blurred vision is a hallmark symptom of astigmatism. And while effective corrective […]

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 […]

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