vision loss

Vision Loss More Prevalent in Poverty Stricken Southern States

Vision Loss More Prevalent in Poverty Stricken Southern States

We’ve talked about several different risk factors for vision loss on RYV – obesity, high blood pressure, and many other factors can heavily impact visual health. A recent study published by the CDC indicates that we may need to start talking about socioeconomic status in much the same way. Previous studies focusing on vision loss […]

Why You Should Get a Dilated Eye Exam

Why You Should Get a Dilated Eye Exam

When was your last eye exam? Think back a bit, and not just to the last time you fitted a pair of glasses. Specifically, think back to if and when you last had a dilated eye exam. We’re guessing that a lot of you are still thinking. Dilated eye exams take more time and money, […]

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, and that can be an inconvenience to both the visually impaired person and the people who […]

Early Detection and Prevention of Glaucoma

Early Detection and Prevention of Glaucoma

We’re a few months into the new year, so it’s a little late to be talking about resolutions, but we’ve got one more to add to this list: get checked for glaucoma. Now, not all of you really need to add this – younger readers aren’t really at risk of developing glaucoma in the immediate future; […]

Coping with Vision Loss at Home

Coping with Vision Loss at Home

Vision loss can be a terrifying, stressful experience. Severely reduced vision can limit mobility, raise the risk of accidents and put sudden, new restrictions on doing the things you love. Responding effectively to it is never easy and even people with wide support structures can struggle. Successfully living with vision loss requires adaptability. Sometimes enormous […]

Healthy Eyes for a Healthier Life

Healthy Eyes for a Healthier Life

Saying that poor eyesight can adversely impact your quality of life seems like a bit of a no-brainer, but low vision comes with a laundry list of complications. Some of these will likely come as little surprise, but there are others you’re unlikely to hear about unless you’re actively dealing with them. Decreased Mobility Driving […]

Helping a Love One Cope with Impaired Vision

Helping a Love One Cope with Impaired Vision

Aging can get a little tricky when vision loss enters the picture. Sadly, it often does – presbyopia and similar age-related disorders affect a large majority of aging Americans. And, as the baby boomer generation hits its silver years, the number of affected individuals will only grow. But that’s the bad news, let’s talk about […]

Are Women More Likely to Lose Sight?

Are Women More Likely to Lose Sight?

Women have always had kind of 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 so much because it also means women are much more likely to experience vision problems and even lose their sight […]

Visual Impairment Linked to Increased Unemployment

Visual Impairment Linked to Increased Unemployment

There are many different eye diseases, vision problems, and even other health issues that can result in vision impairment and blindness and lead to the inability to function normally. Many people with vision impairments and blindness end up not being able to go to work. In fact, there is a study that was funded by […]

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