Exercise and light drinking help to protect vision


Researchers from the University of Wisconsin evaluated the influence that smoking, drinking alcohol and exercise have on vision by tracking medical records of almost 5,000 adults ranging in age from 43 to 84 between 1988 and 2013. Results were published in Ophthalmology online. While the research team noted that visual impairment developed in 5.4 percent […]

Cosmetic injections can cause vision loss


The price of a youthful look may be loss of your vision. The common beauty procedure of cosmetic injections, while typically safe with just minor side effects, can have the devastating result of causing vision loss when used around the eyes. Cosmetic injections do have FDA approval for use in the middle parts of the […]

Keep your eye on the ball: New app helps baseball players see farther


University of California neuroscientist, Aaron Seitz, has created an app that conditions users to see farther whether they are on or off a baseball diamond. Working with 19 players from the baseball team at the University of California, Riverside, the UltimEyes app lengthened the distance at which the players could see clearly by an average […]

Grinding today? Wear Eye Protection!

Metallic foreign body of cornea

Every week, we have young men arrive at our office with red, painful eyes following their grinding metal. The findings under the eye microscope are predictable – a shard of metal, which can be only a fraction of a millimeter in size, had struck the delicate clear cornea and embedded itself. Rust may be seen […]

Home monitoring device beneficial for wet AMD patients


Patients who suffer from the advanced form of age-related macular degeneration benefit from utilizing the ForeseeHome monitoring device to help preserve their visual acuity. The National Eye Institute led the AREDS2 HOME Study to determine the value of using the ForeseeHome monitoring device compared with standard care alone for the detection of the progression of […]

Don’t overlook eye exams for your child

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While many parents are dutiful about making sure their child gets a yearly well-check, often times, a vision screening is overlooked. Fewer than 15 percent of preschool children receive an eye examination and yet, studies show that preschool vision screenings help reduce vision disorders among school-age children. The National Eye Institute (NEI) conducted a large […]

Eye safety should always come first


While many people understand that ultraviolet rays can damage the eyes, they don’t always think to wear the proper sunglasses to prevent harmful UV rays from reaching their eyes. In addition, proper safety goggles are also a forgotten item when going about such common chores as mowing the lawn or working on the car. The […]

Lasers in toys are not child’s play


Buzz Lightyear may not have realized that his laser wasn’t real but the damage caused by lasers in toys is very real. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning in regards to lasers in toys. People mistakenly assume that since the lasers are a part of a toy that they are harmless. That […]

Darker sunglasses can be worse for the eyes


Darker sunglasses can be worse for the eyes, ophthalmologists say. In interviews with MedPage Today, experts explained how heavily tinted sunglasses can actually allow more ultraviolet light to penetrate the eyes and cause damage. Normally, the pupils constrict in high-light conditions for protection, but sunglasses can inhibit this natural physiological response by dimming the incoming […]

1 in 6 eye injuries from fireworks cause blindness


Every year, more than 9,000 fireworks related injuries are reported with almost 45 percent of those injuries being inflicted upon children under the age of 15. One in six of fireworks-related eye injuries end up causing blindness or permanent vision loss. With these statistics in mind, the American Academy of Ophthalmology advocates that adults be […]