Around three million Americans have glaucoma. This is a group of diseases that target the optic nerve, which links the eyes to the brain. This condition is a leading cause of visual impairment worldwide, which can be prevented with early detection and treatment.
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Though your eyes are one of the most important organs in the body, it’s easy to forget about them. You should make a resolution for next year to improve your habits and eye health.
Your eyes change and become weaker as you age, especially when you reach the age of 60. While some age-related eye conditions can be corrected with eyeglasses and contact lenses, others require surgery like cataracts, which is a leading cause of vision loss worldwide.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that sleeping with contact lenses in your eyes is a usual offense committed by contact lens wearers. Many are aware that it’s bad for their eyes and come with many risks. But what are the consequences?
A study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that among adults aged 45 and older, subjective cognitive decline (SCD) is 3.5 times higher among those with vision impairment compared to those without.
Contact lenses have enabled millions of people to see clearly without the hassle of wearing eyeglasses. However, if you’re not using your contacts properly, you increase your chances of getting an eye infection.
Looking at your eyeglass prescription, you’ll find a bunch of numbers and abbreviated terms. But what do they mean exactly? What do they say about your eyesight?
For years, contact lenses have been a convenient and safe form of visual correction. However, improper use of contacts can result in serious consequences. Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, a trusted expert in eye care and cataract treatment, lists three common mistakes that contact lens wearers should avoid.
The rollout of dark mode in apps and websites has been positively received by numerous users. It’s often considered as the better theme compared to light mode because it’s easier on the eyes.
There’s a common misconception that cataracts only develop much later in life. The truth is, low vision symptoms are more pronounced in older people, but cataracts can begin to form at a much earlier age. In fact, younger patients who undergo cataracts treatment have a much higher success rate at keeping their vision intact even […]