The National Eye Institute urges all Americans to prioritize their eye health during May as part of Healthy Vision Month. The most effective way to take care of your eyes is to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. A dilated eye exam allows your eye care professional to detect vision problems as well as eye [...]
2.6 million women in the United States who are aged 40 and older have poor vision that cannot be fixed or are blind compared to 1.5 million men. The National Eye Institute attributes hormonal factors as well as longer lifespan as being the primal causes for the startling disparity. Prevent Blindness America recommends that women [...]
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It was an afternoon in late October 2001. A fax from the American Academy of Ophthalmology had just printed in my office, and at the top in large capital letters, it said: ====== URGENT! ====== Fax machines in doctors’ offices are targets for every company trying to market surgical instruments, medications, automobile tires, [...]
Well-known journalist and talk show host Anderson Cooper discovered the hard way that sunburns don’t just happen to your skin. While on an assignment in Portugal last month, Mr. Cooper suffered a sunburn to his eyes from ultraviolet light reflecting off of water. As a result of the sunburn, Mr. Cooper was temporarily blinded for [...]
When children complain of headaches, many parents jump to the conclusion that their child needs glasses. However, researchers have determined that this is rarely the case and that usually the headaches going away on their own without vision correction. Recently a team of pediatric ophthalmologists reviewed records from 2002 to 2011 for 158 patients under [...]
With the increased use of digital devices such as smartphones and tablets among adults, eye care professionals are also seeing a rise in digital eye strain. A study conducted by The Vision Council revealed that more than one-third of adults in the U.S. spend four to six hours a day on electronic devices and fourteen [...]