Are Digital devices making children near-sighted?

A recent study conducted by the USC Eye Institute at Keck Medicine confirms that cases of childhood myopia (near-sightedness) among American children has more than doubled over the last 50 years. This was the largest study of childhood eye diseases ever done in the United States. The research team collected more than 5,000 eye measurements […]

Were David Bowie’s eyes different colors?

Contrary to the popular perception that his eyes were a different color, he actually had a condition called anisocoria. Anisocoria is an unequal size in a person’s pupils. David Bowie’s left pupil was permanently dilated due to fisticuffs with a friend that resulted in his left eye being scratched and paralyzing the muscles that contract […]

Proper application of eyedrops important

Whether you are using prescription eyedrops or those found over-the-counter, knowing how to use them properly is important. Using the proper technique and the correct dosage is important for your eye health. Below are some helpful tips. 1.) One drop at a time: Your eye only has the capacity to hold on to one drop […]

Do ocular patients favor Universal Health Care?

We sent an email survey to our subscribers about their health insurance, and the answers were surprising. Not unusual for a group of people who are concerned about their vision, over 60% were insured by Medicare. And while 38% had other insurance, approximately 1 in every 70 people had no health insurance whatsoever, despite the mandates of […]

Zeaxanthin a hit for MLB players

Major Leage Baseball players know that having great skills won’t get you very far if your vision and ability to focus on the ball is not optimal. Sensitivity to light and squinting can diminish a player’s abilities. Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that daily consumption of zeaxanthin, which is found in many […]

VisiVite’s Dry Eye Relief praised during ASCRS meeting

VisiVite’s Dry Eye Relief TG-1000 is one of only four dry eye vitamins that are made using the preferred triglyceride form of omega 3 fatty acids, reported Dr. Eric Donnenfeld, in a presentation at the annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Specialists meeting in San Diego. Dr. Donnenfeld noted that study results showed that […]

Important Trick to Avoid Eyeliner Problems for Eyes

Whether eyeliner is applied inside the lash line or outside the lash line can play a role in whether the eyeliner will migrate into the eye itself and cause problems. Eye doctors frequently have patients that come in and have eyeliner residue stuck to contact lenses or trapped in the tear film of their eyes. […]

Long-term consequence of LED light exposure

Computers, smartphones and tablets have permeated our everyday lives and are here to stay. While these technological devices have much to offer and have opened up new horizons for society, they don’t come without potential negative side effects. A study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital found that the long-term use of devices with LED […]

Taking a “Peek” at the retina with new device

A new device called the Portable Eye Examination Kit (PEEK) Retina is being developed by Peek Vision and it will connect to smartphones and allow doctors to perform complete and affordable eye exams. The Peek Retina works by clipping onto a smartphone camera and they physician is then able to examine the retina. High-quality images […]

Color vision may be affected by high blood pressure

Japanese researchers may have discovered a link between high blood pressure and impaired color vision. Saitama Medical University researchers in Japan studied the relationship between color vision, eye disease, heart-related risk factors and lifestyle habits among 872 men between the ages of 20 and 60 years who were on active duty in the Japanese Self […]