visual acuity

6 Surprising Benefits Playing Video Games Can Have on the Eyes

According to a recent study, playing video games can actually improve vision. Neuroscientist Daphne Bavelier and her team tested the vision of seven patients after 10 hours per week of playing. They played no more than two hours per day over a nine-week period. The results were unexpected, especially among disgruntled girlfriends and concerned parents. […]

What’s a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

Just like any other part of our body, we need to have our eyes check by professionals. Unfortunately, many people skip out on this crucial step in healthy living. Too often, people think that if they can see well, then their eyes must be healthy. Sight can be deceiving. Many threatening eye diseases that 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 […]

What Is Visual Acuity?

We’ve all seen those ads from eye glass companies selling not only stylish prescription glasses but also the promise of 20/20 vision. This has led to the widely accepted notion that 20/20 is the best possible vision. After all, an eyewear company isn’t going to sell their products on the promise of worse vision. Not […]

All About Ginkgo Biloba

Now there’s a funny sounding name, but this herb isn’t joking around. In fact, ginkgo biloba is the oldest surviving tree species on earth! Ginkgo biloba has a long history rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. If there’s one thing we’ve learned about traditional forms of medicine it’s that we can heal ourselves naturally! Ginkgo biloba […]

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 […]

Do You Have Good Twilight Vision?

Read the title again and take some to think about it, it’s a pretty important question. As we’ve discussed on the RYV blog before, good vision can be a hard thing to define. It’s entirely possible to have 20/20 vision and still have some serious practical visual difficulties. Nowhere is this more apparent than with […]

Uncovering the Root of Your Child’s Reading Problem

They might not be the first childhood problem parents think about, but reading disorders are almost shockingly prevalent in today’s youth. Roughly five to six percent of all students in the U.S. receive treatment for some form of dyslexia (neurologically-caused reading disorders), and even that high number barely scratches the 20 percent of the population […]

Can Eye Color Affect a Hitter’s Game?

Differing eye colors can actually say some pretty interesting things about you physiologically. In some cases, they can even give some valuable medical information or, yes, even make you more likely to encounter a specific vision disorder. Of course, it’s not the end of the world if you do have an eye color with a […]

What Your Child’s Eye Exam Should Evaluate

Children’s eye health can change pretty quickly, which is why it’s so important that they receive regular eye exams. There are many children who do not receive regular eye exams that have undetected vision problems. Those vision problems can lead to learning problems, attention problems, and even behavioral problems. It isn’t unusual for children to […]

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