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.
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 recent clinical trial has offered a potential treatment for dry eye. This could be a great advancement for sufferers
Symptoms indicative of eye problems are not as noticeable. Not until you start to realize that you’re squinting to watch television from your usual spot, or, perhaps, your usual set of contact lenses aren’t as comfortable to wear as they used to be. In this blog, Northern Virginia Doctors of Optometry shares the eye problem […]
Swollen or puffy eyes normally develop as you age. However, in some cases, puffiness can be a sign of a severe medical condition.
Hypertensive retinopathy is retinal vascular damage caused by high blood pressure (HBP). It has no early signs and symptoms, and usually manifests late in the disease.
Low vision affects millions of Americans every year. The condition is an umbrella term that covers any loss of vision that cannot be treated or corrected by prescription glasses or contact lenses. In severe cases, people who suffer from low vision are considered legally blind. Diagnosing low vision conditions in children is important as early […]
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 […]