Dry Eye Syndrome Slows Reading Rate

As if dealing with burning, irritated and weepy eyes isn’t enough, dry eye sufferers may also experience a slower reading rate due to the symptoms of dry eye syndrome. Researchers at Mount Sinai’s New York Eye and Ear Infirmary recently published their study results in Optometry and Vision Science. Researchers recruited 186 adults aged 50 and […]

Omega 3s are NOT ENOUGH for Dry Eye

The research on Omega 3 fatty acids alone for the treatment of dry eye is a mixed bag, with some studies showing benefit, while others show none. We’re not surprised. Omega 3 fatty acids have anti-inflammatory benefits, but only address the lacrimal gland function. And even expensive and potent chemotherapeutic agents such as the prescription […]

Help for Night Vision Difficulties

VisiVite, a world leader in the natural channel for eye vitamins, has struck a chord with its new eye vitamin formula, VisiVite NightSight. New night vision ocular nutritional formula proves popular with people ages 30-80. Night vision difficulties are universal, not only affecting older adults, but commonly in people as young as 30 years old. […]

Women are #1 in Vision Problems

When it comes to problems with eyes and vision, more women than men are affected and the reason for this disparity is unknown. Worldwide statistics indicate that women account for two-thirds of the visually impaired or blind. In the United States, almost 2.7 million women over the age of 40 have low vision or are […]

Computers and Blue Light Danger?

People associate blue light with computers and digital devices. But the greatest source of blue light actually comes from the sun. While there is no scientific data showing that blue light from digital devices can cause any harm to your eyes, exposure to blue light can cause digital eyestrain and disrupt your sleep. Digital eyestrain […]

Does a drop of blood a day keep the dry eye away?

Researchers at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London are testing a therapy for treating dry eye and it involves using the patient’s own blood. The unique technique puts a finger-prick amount of the patient’s blood into the lower eye lid. The results were surprising. Patients saw symptoms including stinging and redness reduced within three days of […]

5 ways to keep your eyes safe and healthy this summer

The sun, wind and increased physical activity during summer puts your eyes at higher risk for problems. Here are 5 ways to keep your eyes healthy and safe. 1.) Avoid the “burn”. Many people do not realize that our eyes can get “sunburned” and this condition is called photokeratitis. A very painful condition, it causes redness […]

Are computer eyeglass coatings worth the money?

People in their 50’s and older often require a separate computer eyeglass prescription. The popular trending item these days is computer glasses that are touted to filter out blue light from computers, smartphones and other mobile devices. Overexposure to blue light is blamed for any myriad of health problems according to ads for the glasses. […]

Cardio drug helpful in treating surfer’s eye

Researchers from Ariel University in Israel recently examined the affect the commonly prescribed cardiovascular drug, dipryidamole, had on treating pterygium, otherwise known as surfer’s eye. Surfer’s eye is caused by a benign growth of the conjunctiva over the white of the eye. The condition is commonly found in surfers (hence, the name) but is more prevalent in […]

Vitiligo patients at higher risk of Dry Eye

A small study revealed that vitiligo patients are at a higher risk of developing dry eye syndrome. This study echoes previous studies which found a higher prevalence of ocular issues among vitiligo patients. This most recent study involved 61 vitiligo patients and 57 control individuals. Several vision tests were conducted including the Schirmer test. The […]