Macular degeneration is a term used to refer to a set of diseases resulting in loss of vision due to the damage or deterioration of the retina. It’s one of the leading causes of vision loss, and over two million Americans are affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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.
Protecting your eyes against harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation should be part of any good eye care regimen. There are three primary types of UV rays: UV-A, -B and -C. UV-C are filtered safely by our ozone layer. Prolonged exposure to UV-A and -B, on the other hand, is dangerous for both your eyes and your […]
Summer brings about many things, one of them being eye problems, which are, fortunately, mostly preventable.
Swollen or puffy eyes normally develop as you age. However, in some cases, puffiness can be a sign of a severe medical condition.
Good eyesight is very important in school children because it affects how they learn and perform in school and at play. When their vision suffers, so will their education and sports participation.
Concussions are mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) caused by a severe blow to the head. While there are many dangers associated with concussions, its impact on your eyes and your vision have only recently come to light. From 2007 to 2014, a period of seven years, the CDC reported a whopping 60% increase in concussion […]
As you age, so do your eyes. More often than not, the aging process gives rise to complications like cataracts. Today’s post from cataracts treatment authority, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry, explains the different types of cataracts and their treatments.
Eye exams are important tools for keeping your eyes in good health. Having one regularly helps in the early detection of eye conditions, creating opportunities for their immediate treatment. The sooner we manage them, the better the chances you have for keeping your eyes healthy and maintaining sharp vision.
Cataracts remain one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. A possible reason to the increasing prevalence is the lack of understanding of the disease. While it is a common eye condition, misconceptions about cataracts still persist. This may affect your ability or willingness to seek proper management.