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What Is Astigmatism
Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of your cornea.
Routine Eye Exam Saves Teenager’s Life
It was just a last-minute trip to the ophthalmologist for a quick prescription for contact lenses before he left town for a soccer tournament. But by day’s end, 15-year-old Nick Myers was in an ambulance on his way to the hospital for emergency treatment to save his life.
What to Expect When Your Eyes Are Dilated
If you have any questions before or after a dilated eye exam or procedure, be sure to speak with your eye doctor.
5 Ways to Get Your Eyes Summer-Ready
As the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer, we often think about improving our health and getting into better shape. As you prepare to enjoy the outdoors this summer, don’t forget a plan for keeping your eyes happy as well.
Strokes Effect on Vision
A stroke affecting either side of the brain may cause problems with vision. This is because the visual pathways responsible for your sight involve both sides of the brain.
What Are Floaters and Flashes?
Floaters look like small specks, dots, circles, lines or cobwebs in your field of vision. While they seem to be in front of your eye, they are floating inside
Why Are Brown Eyes Most Common
True fact: about 10,000 years ago, every human on Earth had brown eyes.
Lazy Eye Surgery Facts
Lazy eye and strabismus surgery are popular topics that are often misunderstood and can be confused.
Why are My Eyes Bloodshot When I Wake Up?
Whenever I wake up from a night of sleep or a short nap, my eyes are bloodshot. Why is this and what can I do?
Please Touch the Art Exhibit Aims to make Art More Accessible to Blind Visually Impaired
Please Touch the Art debuted this month at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The UNO Art Gallery holds a collection of 63 exhibition pieces, including sculptures, pictures, drawings.
Laser Surgery Saves Girl from Blindness Due to Retinopathy of Prematurity
As a very premature baby weighing just over a pound, Dana faced a high risk of blindness due to a condition called retinopathy of prematurity.
Virtual Reality Headsets Can Transmit Germs, But Probably Not Herpes
You're very unlikely to catch herpes from sharing a virtual reality (VR) headset. However, you could get pink eye easily.
Six Out of 10 People with Diabetes Skip a Sight-Saving Exam
Collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia set out to assess how many people with diabetes had regular eye exams.
Helping a Loved One with Vision Loss
Vision loss is a major public health concern in the United States. People who have vision loss commonly experience depression, anxiety, and confusion.
A proud moms perspective
Well, I certainly have had my experience dealing with blind children. When our daughter, Lynne, was born in 1953, within a couple of weeks we realized something was not quite right about her eyes.
Video game trains kids to use peripheral vision
After only eight hours of playing a training video games, kids with vision problems saw big improvements in peripheral vision. Try this quick vision test.
20 Facts About the Amazing Eye
We don’t often give our eyes as much thought as we should, that is until something goes wrong and our vision is affected. But when you learn more about eyes, you realize just how amazing they are.
Why An Online Eye Test Can't Replace Your Eye Doctor
For many people, the notion of being able to get an eyeglass prescription and buy glasses without a trip to the eye doctor sounds appealing. But is this really a good idea?
Can Virtual Reality Help Us Understand Blindness?
The unusual new documentary 'Notes on Blindness' has an even more unusual virtual reality companion piece
What Are the Moving Dots I See When I Look at a Clear Blue Sky?
The dots may look like little worms as the bigger white blood cells stretch and elongate to pass through the capillaries.
Eyebrow and Eyelash Coloring Could Harm Your Vision
Having your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted in a salon may seem like an easy way to avoid having to use an eye pencil for a month or two. But experts warn these treatments may not be safe.
Eyelid Spasm and Twitching Causes
Eyelid spasm or twitching (blepharospasm) is associated with an abnormal function of the basal ganglion, the part of the brain responsible for controlling the muscles.
Why Does Sweat Burn My Eyes?
Sweat contains salt, which can irritate the eyes. Plus, it's slightly acidic compared with the eye's fluid.
How Corneal Transplants Changed One Woman’s Life
Stephanie Beaver Alder was born with a condition called herpes keratitis, a viral infection of the eye that has vision-threatening consequences.
Conjunctivitis: Pink Eye Treatment
How your pink eye is treated usually depends on the form of conjunctivitis you have. Your eye doctor may have taken a swab sample from your eye to help determine if your pink eye is viral or bacterial.
8 Kitchen Eye Safety Tips
While it's true that good nutrition is essential for long-term eye health, there can also be a more direct connection between food and eye safety.
Beating Marfan Syndrome
Ophthalmologist Helps Young Girl Gain Upper Hand on Life-Threatening Disease
Four Fantastic Foods to Keep Your Eyes Healthy
Everybody knows that eating right is the way to keep your heart healthy. The good news is that the same diet that helps your heart is probably also good for your eyes.
Computers Digital Devices and Eye Strain
Staring at your computer screen, smartphone or other digital devices for long periods won’t cause permanent eye damage, but your eyes may feel dry, red and tired. Learn how to prevent digital eye strain.
Refractive Errors in Children
Refractive errors are just one potential cause of blurred vision, so it is important for your child to have an examination right away if they are experiencing symptoms of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and distorted vision.
Eye Health Tips for Pregnancy
Eyes may change somewhat during pregnancy. Vision changes tend to be minor, but if vision becomes very blurry, contact your doctor right away to rule out high blood pressure or pregnancy-related diabetes.
Using Eye Makeup
Follow these tips to keep your eyes healthy as well as beautiful.
Why You Should Really Never Sleep In Your Contact Lenses
It can make you 6 times more likely to get an infection.
The Worst & Most Infamous Eye Injuries in American Sports History
By definition, sports are physical. And as a result, injuries are a part of the game. A few injuries, however, aren’t necessarily of the dime-a-dozen variety.
Three Things You Can Learn About Dry Eye from Jennifer Aniston
Affecting about 5 million Americans, dry eye causes discomfort and can interfere with day-to-day activities like reading and watching television.
Do You Need More Vitamin C To See?
While we grew up thinking vitamin A-rich carrots are good for vision, new research suggests that you may also need to look to citrus fruits and other vitamin C-rich foods to maintain your eyes' good health.
The clear liquid inside the front part of our eyes. It nourishes the eye and keeps it inflated.
Diabetes Drug May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Metformin — a popular oral medication used to treat type 2 diabetes — has been characterized by some as an anti-aging drug because of its ability to mimic the physiological effects of reduced calorie intake.
Is there a link between colorblindness and dyslexia?
Colorblindness affects up to 10 percent of the population, mostly men and boys. It is lifelong, but in most cases people can see brighter colors, whereas fainter colors may be hard to discern.
Sports Eye Injuries by the Numbers Infographic
Infographic with statistics on eye injuries from sports. Each year, thousands of people experience an eye injury while participating in athletics and recreation.
A Smart Contact Lens for Glaucoma Patients
A new study appearing in the journal Ophthalmology this April shows that electronic signals from a such smart contact lens can be used to predict which glaucoma patients may have a faster advancing version of the disease.
What every pregnant woman needs to know about her eyes
Between weight gain, morning sickness and fatigue, your body goes through a ton of changes during pregnancy.
Why Do My Eyes Burn After Inserting My Contacts?
The last two mornings I have had severe red and burning eyes after I put in my contacts. I take them out and then my eyes continue to burn and tear.
Cataract Surgery Infographic
Approximately 24.5 million in America have cataracts, a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Cataract surgery remains the most effective way to help restore vision for those with cataracts.
Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria
A small study found that the eye surface of contact lens wearers tends to harbor bacteria normally found on the skin surrounding the eye.
Fireworks Eye Safety
Those injured by fireworks are not necessarily handling the explosives themselves. In fact, nearly half of people injured by fireworks are bystanders.
What causes eyelids to feel so heavy?
Eyelids can also feel heavy if there is excess upper eyelid skin or eyebrow droopiness. These conditions can occur as you age and can be corrected with surgery.
Wearing Eye Protection Helps Prevent Athletes from Getting Benched Due to Ocular Injury
Sports-related eye injuries cause an estimated 100,000 doctor visits each year. Yet, most of these injuries can be prevented by wearing eye protection.
Top 10 Tips to Save Your Vision - American Academy of Ophthalmology
More than 20 million Americans suffer from severe vision loss. While not all eye diseases can be prevented, there are simple steps that everyone can take to help.
Stem Cells Used to Correct Infant Cataracts
Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens.
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