Why Can’t I See Anything Up Close, Anymore?

Why Can’t I See Anything Up Close, Anymore?

Presbyopia is a refractive eye condition that presents in adult patients after age 35. Do you have it? Of all of the signs and symptoms of midlife, fewer are more aggravating than presbyopia. Its chief characteristic, the loss of ability to focus on near objects,...
Question: Can Video Games Cause Seizures?

Question: Can Video Games Cause Seizures?

Video games offer children and adults lots of stimuli – moving patterns, colors, flashing lights and they almost surely cause release of hormones that increase the heart rate and blood pressure. But what about the brain? Many of the video games played today can...
Blindsided by Glaucoma: Why Everyone Needs To Be Checked

Blindsided by Glaucoma: Why Everyone Needs To Be Checked

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye suffered by millions of people worldwide and is the leading cause of irreversible blindness. In the U.S. alone, over three million people have been diagnosed, with continued growth of the disease projected into the next two decades....
Four Home Remedies for Eyestrain

Four Home Remedies for Eyestrain

Contributed by Dee Jones You’ve been reading this great book for three hours straight. Now, your eyes feel dry, watery, and irritated. Your vision is starting to blur. Your neck hurts. And your head is pounding. What is causing it? You have probably have eyestrain....
Change Your Lifestyle and Minimize AMD

Change Your Lifestyle and Minimize AMD

Macular degeneration is a progressive eye disease that causes vision loss. You can’t cure it, but you may be able to control it. The American Macular Degeneration Foundation estimates that 10 million people suffer from this condition, which, over time, can lead...
Optometrist or Ophthalmologist: Whom Should You “See”?

Optometrist or Ophthalmologist: Whom Should You “See”?

Most people know that optometrists and ophthalmologists work with vision and the eyes – but the average person often misses the differences between the two professions, or whom to see about a specific issue. Here are some general guidelines on the relationship...