New research seems to point to a link between the shorter days of winter playing a role in the progression of nearsightedness in children. Researchers examined data from a clinical trial conducted in Denmark and found that the vision of children who were nearsighted deteriorated more quickly during the winter months. Researchers believe that the [...]
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 [...]
For those nearsighted people out there who don’t qualify for LASIK surgery, implantable contact lenses may be just what the doctor orders. The 15-minute outpatient procedure is much less invasive than LASIK and only involves three tiny incisions in the cornea. The lens (known as Visian Implantable Colamer Lens) also offers UV protection, and unlike [...]
Did you know that most people who are near-sighted have eyes that are larger than normal and that people with far-sightedness have eyes that are smaller than normal? If scientists could determine how to regulate eye size, fewer people would need eyeglasses and contact lenses. A team of researchers led by an undergraduate student discovered [...]
With Lasik, surgeons have commoditized themselves to such a degree that patients don’t even remember our names.
A new screening device called Spot has been developed and is changing how vision screenings are being done.
A recent vision health study indicates that the rates of nearsightedness (myopia) in children are linked to time spent outdoors.
Researchers have identified a gene linked to myopia in Caucasian people from varying regions of the world.