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 […]

VisiVite’s Eye Vitamin Auto-Delivery Program Popular with Customers

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VisiVite® eye vitamins offers their Sight for Life auto-delivery program, which saves customers time and money. There is no cost for this convenient service. “Most of our regular customers do this, because their lives are simply too busy to find the time to order eye vitamins that they know they need to take every day,” says […]

VisiVite® Eye Formulas for Diabetic Retinopathy

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Diabetics with retinopathy or those who want to avoid retinopathy, would benefit from two VisiVite formulas, a study shows. The study, published in the International Journal of Ophthalmology,  showed that diabetics with retinopathy had lower lutein and zeaxanthin blood levels than those without diabetes. The authors hypothesize that this may be due to poor diet, poor absorption in the face […]

Heard through the grapevine: grapes good for eyes


A recent study conducted by a research team at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami found that a diet that includes grapes helps to protect eyes from retinal degenerative disease. The focus of the study was to determine the protective effect of grapes on the rods and cones Researchers used mice […]

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!

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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 […]