Vision Problems

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

The retina is one of the most vital parts of your vision system. It is a layer of tissue located at the rear of your eye that senses light and relays those images to your brain. Damage or deterioration of your retina can result in many different eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, […]

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 […]

How Your Vision Health Can Change Over the Years

When we’re young, we think we’re going to stay young forever. We don’t think about how our health will change. Certainly not our vision heath. Our vision diminishes slowly over time. By the time we notice that something is wrong, it may be too late. That’s why it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly […]

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Astigmatism?

What does it mean to have “normal” eyes? Typically, normal shaped eyes means that the cornea, which is the clear, outer window of your eye, curves equally in vertical and horizontal directions. These directions resemble the patterns of the stitches on a baseball. When any light ray enters your eye and hits your cornea, the […]

Best Type of Salt for Improved Eye Health

In recent years, it has been increasingly clear that salt is bad for your health. Doctors all over the country are advising patients to cut back. In some cases, patients are being told to cut salt out completely because salt can cause high blood pressure, kidney stones and liver failure, just to name a few […]

Back to School: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

Back to school season is here, already! The summer seems to have flown by. As we usher in a new school year, it’s time to get our kids back into their school routines. As we buy pencils, glue sticks and notebooks to get them learning-ready, we can’t forget the most important thing this year: getting […]

Can an Eye Test Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is a disease that doesn’t just rob someone of their memory, but of everything that they have. It slowly chips away at the mind, and later the body. This horrific disease has no cure, but it can be slowed down with medication. The trouble here is that this memory disease does not always present […]

Eye Conditions That Can Be Addressed with Vision Therapy

We’ve thrown this stat at our readers more times than we can count, but it’s just such a pertinent one that we’re going to give it to you one more time: Did you know that 80 percent of all learning is visual? Though this statistic refers mostly to classroom learning, it really does speak to […]

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers: Part 2

Welcome to part two of our mini-series on common eye problems in pre-schoolers. If you recall we published part one in December. In part one, we outlined three of the most common eye conditions your pre-school may be subject to developing: amblyopia (lazy eye), hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness). This month, we’re back with three more […]

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