Vision Problems

Back to School: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

Back to School: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

Winter break is over, already! The holidays seem to have flown by. As we usher in a new semester, 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 their eyes checked. […]

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Astigmatism?

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Astigmatism Image

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. However, if you have astigmatism, your eyes won’t have that shape. How […]

Can 3-D Movies Identify Vision Problems?

Can 3-D Movies Identify Vision Problems?

With all the 3-D movies being made in the last couple of years, many people started wondering if viewing these movies could be harmful to your vision. The perception that they may harm your vision came about because many people have reported experiencing headaches, dizziness, and nausea after viewing a 3-D film. However, these symptoms […]

The Eye Damaging Effects of Decorative Contact Lenses

Decorative contact lenses can damage your eyes if they aren't properly prescribed.

Decorative contact lenses allow you to change your eye color and are often used as everyday fashion accessories. They are also often used as  temporary decorations, like to make your eyes look creepy for Halloween. You may pick some up at your local costume store or order them from an online retailer.People wear them for […]

How Drinking Alcohol Decreases Night Vision

Drinking Alcohol Decreases Night Vision

If you really needed another reason not to drink and drive, here it is: alcohol decreases your night vision. It’s no secret that alcohol messes with your brain. It causes a whole slew of problems that can inhibit your ability to drive. Some communities simulate this by providing a pair of “drunk goggles” and allowing […]

A Temporary Fix to See Without Glasses

If you’re one of the unlucky people who have to wear glasses or contacts to see, you no longer have to fret when you’ve broken your glasses or lost a contact lens, because there is a way that will allow you to see without your glasses or contacts – at least for a little bit […]

How Vision Clinics Help the Aging Vision Population

How Vision Clinics Help the Aging Vision Population

As we age, our risk for vision problems increases. Just look at the array of eye conditions that affect individuals 40 and up, and many more popping up for those 60 and older. Conditions like glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and retinopathy are all commonly associated with advanced age. For this reason, vision clinics catering specifically to the […]

4 Athletes Who Have Suffered from Post LASIK Side Effects

How LASIK Can Cost You the Game: Athletes Who Have Suffered from Post LASIK Side Effects

LASIK eye surgery has been growing in popularity in recent years. LASIK is a type of refractive surgery that is used to correct vision problems like myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism. It uses a highly specialized laser to alter the shape of the cornea. Most people get the surgery in the hopes of eliminating their need […]

Vision Decline in Old Age Affects Ability to See Color

Vision Decline in Old Age Affects Ability to See Color

The loss of visual acuity as you age can be a difficult realization. This is something we all know we’ll have to deal with at some point. But, now research is showing that this isn’t the only age-related change in your vision. Studies have revealed that your ability to see color also declines in old age. […]

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics (just like his brother) with the dream of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he joined Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent nearly two decades studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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