Taking Care of Your Eyes at Every Stage of Life

Eye care is an often underrated but important part of our physical health. You may not think much about what you need to do to take care of your eyes until it is too late. Common eye problems … [Read more...]

6 Signs Your Eyes Are Suffering from a Vitamin B Deficiency—and How to Cure It

When you’re diagnosed with a vitamin B deficiency, you expect the ever-present fatigue, tingling sensation, and even mouth sores. What you might not expect, however, is the damage it does to your … [Read more...]

Taking on Tunnel Vision

The world is full of beautiful things, and being able to see all the breathtaking images the world has to offer is a cherished gift.  However, vision does deteriorate due to age and various … [Read more...]

Acupuncture to treat “lazy eye”?

Acupuncture is a very welcome alternative in treating anisometropic amblyopia. Amblyopia, otherwise known as "azy eye", is a disorder in which one eye works better than the other so that the brain … [Read more...]

Do contact lenses cause eye ulcers?

I used to wear contact lenses but when I had my kids, it became too tedious to care for the lenses. I used to eyeglasses instead. They may not make me look great or fashionable but I find eyeglasses … [Read more...]

Cells in your eyes that help your sleep

Your eyes are very much involved in your sleep patterns – way beyond the physical involvement of opening and closing your eyelids. Rods are cells in our eyes basically detecting light. Our brain and … [Read more...]

Slowing down diabetic retinopathy

Diabetes comes with a lot of complications and one of them is vision loss due to retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition wherein the blood vessels supplying the retina, the light-sensitive … [Read more...]

Tips for Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month. To observe this event, the National Eye Institute (NEI) shares with us some tips on how to promote eye health. Why do we need to promote eye health? According to … [Read more...]

The latest on retinopathy of prematurity

As a mom of twin preemies, I always keep my eyes and ears open about health problems related to prematurity. Here’s the latest about retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). ROP occurs in approximately … [Read more...]

When cigarette smoke gets in your eyes…

There is truth to what the old song says “[cigarette] smoke gets in your eyes” …and it can make you blind. This is the message coming from an accumulating amount of scientific evidence. Yes, there is … [Read more...]

Red eye: what you should know

Red, puffy eyes are not only due to crying or a sleepless night. Red eye may be due to a lot of causes, including irritation, inflammation and infections. What are the symptoms of red eye or … [Read more...]

Meaningful Christmas Shopping Part I: A Gift of Fresh Air and Clear Vision

Would you like to give something this Christmas that doesn’t come in a box? What about a gift of sight? A gift of fun? A gift of fresh air? The not-for-profit organization Fresh Air Fund is … [Read more...]

Overnight lenses for young myopic eyes

I remember when about a year ago when our paediatrician referred us to an eye specialist to check my twin boys’ eyesight. I was praying silently “Please no eyeglasses...” I mean, the likelihood … [Read more...]

Gene therapy to treat congenital blindness

Many people are born partially or fully blind. A recent development in biomedical research is bringing hope to people with congenital blindness and it’s called gene therapy. Researchers at the … [Read more...]

October 8 is World Sight Day

World Sight Day is celebrated every 2nd Thursday of October. It is an annual one-day observance to help increase awareness and focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation … [Read more...]

A tooth for an eye

An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. That’s how it is usually said. But in the unusual case of Sharron Thornton, it’s actually an eye for a tooth. Or is it a tooth for an eye? 60-year Thornton … [Read more...]

Magic glasses for the developing world

I’ve been wearing glasses for more than 30 years now and it has always been a hassle to go back regularly to the optometrist, not to mention expensive. In the developing world, many people are … [Read more...]

Implantable lenses to correct myopia

I have been nearsighted since my early teens. I had to wear glasses, tried out contact lenses, and now am back to eyeglasses. This recent report in the July issue of the Archives of Ophthalmology … [Read more...]

Blind, yet with a vision: Cathy Birchall’s world tour on a motorbike

UPDATE: November 2012 I have been informed by Bernand Smith regarding error of this post .... as well to point out the comment from 2009 below Date: November 5, 2012 Subject: errors of … [Read more...]

Accidental eye injuries: causes and prevention

How's this for statistics to make you think seriously about protecting your eyes: More than a million people in the US have eye injuries each year. Accidental eye injury is one of the leading … [Read more...]

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