Overview of Smoking and Eyesight Smoking is as bad for your eyes as it is for the rest of your body. If you smoke, you can develop serious eye conditions that can cause vision loss or blindness. Two of the greatest threats to your eyesight are: Macular degeneration Cataracts Macular. . .
What is World KC Day? World Keratoconus Day is celebrated on November 10th. It is sponsored by the National Keratoconus Foundation, an educational program of the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine. The day is dedicated to raising awareness about keratoconus (KC), as well as educating and advocating for those living. . .
Blueberries These violet-hued gems are rich in anthocyanins, potent antioxidants that bolster collagen structure in the retina and provide extra vision protection, notes Johanna Seddon, M.D., an expert on macular degeneration and coauthor of Eat Right for Your Sight. They also may improve vision in people with normal tension glaucoma, a. . .
HOW GERMS GET ON YOUR GLASSES & WHY IT MATTERS You might not think (or want to think) of your glasses as another place where germs hang out, but your hands can easily collect bacteria, mold spores, and other eye irritants and leave them on your lenses and frames. Bacteria. . .
BEHIND THE MASK WHO: Aly, our wonderful and talented Lead Optician. AT WORK: At Laser Eye, she manages the Optical Department. She will educate patients about their vision and help them with the process of obtaining glasses or contacts. On Friday’s, you can find her working as an Ophthalmic Technician. . .
If there was a relatively simple exam that could help your doctor detect or prevent a wide range of serious health problems, you probably wouldn’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Many people don’t know that routine eye exams provide vital information about their overall health and half of all Americans. . .
Spending long periods looking at computer, phone, or tablet screens can strain the eyes. Using the 20-20-20 rule can help to prevent this problem. The rule says that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Following. . .
Six Things to Consider when Choosing the Best Sunglasses Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also a great defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause short- and long-term eye. . .
If you’re looking for a diet that’s healthy for your eyes, here’s some good news: The same diet that helps your heart and the rest of your body will help your eyes. Plus, you’ll enjoy many delicious choices. For 2020: The Year of the Eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology intended to list. . .