6 Tips to Protect Your Eyesight

March is Save Your Vision Month. To celebrate, check out these six tips for reducing your risk of eye disease and keeping your vision sharp for years to come. Over 20 million Americans suffer from functional vision problems or eye conditions such as macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Not all of these issues… Read More


Most Eye Floaters are Harmless, but Here’s When They’re Cause for Concern

While eye floaters are usually not a danger to your vision, there are instances in which you should consult with a doctor or seek immediate medical attention. As we age, it’s important to know the difference between the harmless effects of getting older and related conditions that require prompt medical attention. While aging affects various… Read More


Is Glaucoma Genetic? The Truth about This Common Condition and Heritability

While everyone can be considered at risk for glaucoma, a family history of the condition or a particular racial background can increase your chances of developing the disease. Glaucoma — also known as the “silent thief of sight” — is a group of eye disorders that irreversibly damage the optic nerve. With more than three… Read More


7 Tips for Maintaining Eye Health as You Age

While we can’t reverse the effects of aging on our eyesight, we can take common-sense steps to promote eye health and protect our vision. With approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 every day, a growing cohort of older Americans needs to start considering how to best take care of themselves as they age. From supporting… Read More


Not Sure If You Need Glasses? Here’s How to Tell.

Even if you haven’t needed glasses before, watch for these symptoms to ensure that your vision changes don’t go undiagnosed. In adults, vision changes can creep up slowly. It may be months or years before you realize you can’t read the street signs that your friend can, or until you notice that you’re holding a… Read More


Treating Glaucoma with “Natural Cures” is Unwise. Here’s Why.

Unregulated websites across the internet claim to offer homeopathic solutions for glaucoma, but the science behind them isn’t always sound. Glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans, making it one of the leading causes of vision loss in the country — and the leading cause of blindness for African Americans and Hispanic Americans. While many… Read More


A Primer on Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy can affect anyone with diabetes. Learn how to spot symptoms of the condition and discover the treatment options available. Anyone with diabetes is at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy — in fact, between 80 and 85 percent of people with Type I or Type II diabetes will develop some degree of the disease… Read More


5 Tips for Beating Winter Dry Eyes

Colder conditions outside and dry heat indoors can make the winter a difficult time for your eyes. Here’s how to keep them healthy and hydrated. Protecting your eyes from dryness may be a challenge throughout the year, but it’s especially difficult during the colder months. As temperatures drop outside and we compensate with arid indoor… Read More


For National Diabetes Month, Learn How to Protect Your Eyes.

By staying on top of your diabetes, you can keep your eyes healthy and avoid adverse health effects — now and in the future. For more than 100 million Americans, diabetes and prediabetes are a part of everyday life. While a range of factors may have contributed to your condition, many diabetes patients can maintain… Read More


Sleeping in Contact Lenses Can Be Dangerous. Here’s Why.

Wearing contact lenses around the clock may seem convenient, but it drastically increases the risk of infection. For 45 million Americans, contact lenses are a convenient way to correct vision problems without the hassle of glasses. However, without proper hygiene, contact lenses can lead to serious health issues that need medical attention. While many wearers… Read More


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