Vision problems are a common, if not inevitable, part of the aging process. Some issues are annoying, while others are eye diseases that may lead to blindness if left untreated. Early detection is the secret to solving eye problems before they increase in severity. However, this can only come through regular eye examinations and looking…
10 Warning Signs of Age-Related Eye Problems
Myopia: Is There A Cure for Nearsightedness?
Myopia is defined as a problem seeing things far away. Although nearsightedness affects all ages, the constant use of digital screens on smartphones, tablets, and computers has increased its risk with children. But you might ask – if you or your children struggle with nearsightedness, is there a cure? Since the advent of smartphones and…
Bladed vs. Bladeless Lasik
There seems to be some confusion about bladed and bladeless Lasik. You would think the procedures have vast differences in performance and results. But a more accurate comparison is simple. The difference is only how your surgeon performs the step to create the corneal flap. Other than that, the surgeries are essentially the same. Although…
Protecting Your Eye Health While You Work
The type of work you perform has an impact on the level of risk your eyes may endure. Whether it’s from injury or health issues, you should take the proper precautions to protect your eyes. This is true whether your work involves physical labor or sitting behind a desk. Preventing Workplace Injuries Jobs like manufacturing,…
The Effects of Blue Light on Your Eyes
When you look outside and see a rainbow, you’re seeing a glorious display of the spectrum of light. Sunlight looks white, but is really a combination of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet light. Each color of light has different features and effects on the eye. Sunlight has a lot of blue light,…
How to Ensure Your Eyes Are Healthy Enough for LASIK Surgery
Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has become one of the most frequently performed elective surgeries in the United States. This surgical procedure can correct a wide range of vision problems that would otherwise require the use of contact lenses or glasses, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. During this outpatient procedure, a laser is used…
How to Keep Your Eyes Safe in the Workplace
Workplace eye injuries are very common. In 2016, the most recent year with available statistics, 131,000 U.S. workers experienced a workplace eye injury that required treatment. Of these injuries, many lead to temporary or permanent vision damage. How can you protect your eyes from workplace injuries and blindness? Use Eye Protection Experts estimate that 90%…
Is Exercise Good for Your Eye Health?
Lifting weights, running, and crunches are excellent for your waistline, but what about your eyes? Can regular exercise improve eye health? Keep reading to learn more about the link between exercise and good vision. More Exercise = Fewer Eye Diseases Studies have shown that regular exercise can reduce the risk of many serious eye diseases….
Let’s Get Cookin’- Ingredients to Use for Better Eye Health
Just like other parts of your body, the aging process can slowly but surely diminish eye health. The saying goes “you are what you eat” and when it comes to caring for your eyesight, what better place to start than in the kitchen? This suggestion isn’t too far from the truth. In a study released…