vision loss

Aging Vision Rate Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Aging Vision Rate Rapidly Increasing in the U.S.

Age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and glaucoma, are becoming more prevalent each year and the number of people affected by these eye problems and the effects of them are only continuing to grow. In fact, according to Prevent Blindness – a patient advocacy organization – of Americans over the age of 40, there […]

Does Your Poor Eye Health Affect Your Travel Plans?

Does Your Poor Eye Health Affect Your Travel Plans?

If your poor vision keeps you from traveling far from home, you’re not alone. According to a study performed at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, people who have poor vision due to age-related macular degeneration did not travel as far as people with better vision. It’s a known fact that […]

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

When we’re young and healthy, we tend not to worry too much about our health in old age, or more accurately, how our lifestyle decisions now will affect our future bodies. What we think about even less is that we may be shortening our lifespans by not taking care of our health. And, that goes […]

How Vision Loss Can Lead to Depression

How Vision Loss Can Lead to Depression

There are close to two million older people in America who suffer from age-related macular degeneration. AMD causes various degrees of vision loss and can even lead to blindness. As you can probably discern from its name, this eye disease generally affects older people, typically over the age of 50. However, younger people do sometimes […]

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision

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

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

Drinking Coffee May Protect Your Vision

You may have heard before that drinking coffee is bad for you, mainly because of the caffeine that it contains. You may have even told your teenage kids they couldn’t drink coffee because it would stunt their growth, which is something most parents probably say. But recent studies show that drinking coffee can actually have […]

Am I At Risk of Going Blind At Work?

Am I At Risk of Going Blind At Work?

Accidents are the number one cause of blindness and can happen anywhere, even at work. Actually, often at work. It’s scary to think that your work environment and conditions may end up costing you your eyesight, but it’s the reality – there are so many jobs out there that are just plain physically dangerous. Of […]

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 vision aid. One of the more popular solutions to vision deficiencies is contact lenses, specifically for their cosmetic value. They are also […]

What You Need to Know About Vision Loss in Seniors

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According to CBS news, by 2030 – when the first baby boomers reach 84 – the number of Americans over 65 will have grown by 75 percent to 69 million. That means more than 20 percent of the population will be over 65, compared with only 13 percent today. As a nation, if we’re not […]

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