Blue light can be found everywhere, from sunlight and artificial lighting to TVs, computer displays, smartphones and tablets. Many studies have found this short wavelength within the visible light spectrum to be good for your eye health. Overexposure to it, however, can have a negative effect on your eyes.
Low vision refers to a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with regular prescription eyewear. Often a result of aging, it may hinder you from doing your daily life activities. In fact, some of the common causes of low vision involve various age-related conditions, such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts.
Cataracts are an eye condition characterized by the clouding of the eyes’ lenses. This condition is the most common cause of vision loss among people over the age of 40 and the primary reason for blindness in the world. An eye exam at your local eye care center can help diagnose this ailment and determine […]
The conjunctiva refers to the thin membrane covering your eyes’ front surface and the eyelids’ inner parts. Their primary function is to protect these sensory organs against dust, debris and small organisms that may cause infection. When these parts get inflamed, however, you may develop conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. This eye condition comes […]
Allergens are any substance that is recognized by the immune system and causes an allergic reaction to the eyes and other parts of the body. The most common allergens are dust, pet dander and pollen. A person, however, can be allergic to anything.
You may think that you have a healthy pair of eyes, but many eye diseases can impair your vision later on in life. Cataracts, for instance, are among the most common age-related vision conditions that affect people over 40 years old. It’s also the leading cause of blindness in the world and affects over 22 […]
People with low vision have a significant visual impairment that eyeglasses, contact lenses or even eye surgeries can’t correct. Such conditions include loss of visual acuity, tunnel vision and legal blindness. In a recent survey, about 2.3% of individuals ages 16 and older have low vision.
Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct different refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and other vision-related problems. Many people, however, find it difficult to choose between these two types of eyewear. To determine whether a pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses can suit your needs, consider your lifestyle, convenience, comfort and style.
Your eyesight enables you to engage in everyday activities and to complete daily tasks, especially those that require the use of optical faculties. While there are numerous eye problems that could impair your vision, a majority of them can be corrected using prescription eyeglasses, surgery or other vision-related treatments. However, there is one eye condition […]
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.