It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. These famous words of Charles Dickens are playing out today more than ever in the area of technology.
We are living in the best of times to obtain knowledge at the push of a button. But smartphones, laptops, iPads, video games, smart boards, tablets can all add up daily total screen time. Research shows the impact can adversely affect...
Read more: The Impact of Screen Time on Your Eye Sight
Your Eyes.......We only have two of them so treat them well and learn how to keep them safe from harm. Here is a list of five vital ways to prevent injuries to one of your most precious assets, your vision.
Read more: 5 Things to Know About Safety and Your Eyes
The Sixties.............War, peace, expressing yourself, the Civil Rights movement, and the Beatles. One of the biggest hits of the era was “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles.
In the health care world, the sun plays a balancing role in delivering its rays to our bodies to help produce Vitamin D. Many people who work indoors are directed to take Vitamin D supplements because of lack of...
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Do you have the right kind of eyewear to protect yourself from serious injury or blindness - or even just daily irritation?
Each year, tens of thousands of people are treated for eye injuries related to the hazards of their jobs, doing chores in the yard or playing sports. Most of these injuries could have been prevented by the right kind of eye protection - including wearing safety...
Read more: March Is Eye Protection Month
Christmas is one of the most joyful times of the year... thoughts of cookies, decorations, family gatherings, and toys abound. Birthday parties for kids add to the list of wonderful memories as well. But there are a few toys that may not make memories so fun because of their potential for ocular harm. The American Optometric Association lists dangerous toys each year to warn buyers of the...
Read more: Worst Toys for Kids: Eye Safety
What is Presbyopia? What is a Cataract? What about Macular Degeneration or Dermatochalasis? What do they mean and how do they affect my eye or the eyes of my loved ones? These are all characteristics of the aging process and they can all be treated, and in some cases prevented.
At some point around 35 years old, the lens of the eye, responsible for focusing, starts losing that ability. It...
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Maui Jim - Like You Have Never Seen
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In a recent study performed by the Vision Council 70 percent of adults reported that they experience digital eye strain. The condition is marked by dry eyes, fatigue, pain in the neck and shoulders, and blurry vision. It's caused by extended viewing of digital screens, like those on computers, televisions, and phones.
The main problem, says one ophthalmology professor not affiliated with...
Read more: Almost Three Quarters of Adults Report Digital Eye Strain
Cataract Surgery is the third most performed surgery in the United States, with over 1.5 million surgeries per year. This surgery also has a very high success rate, with 9 out of 10 people regaining vision between 20/20 and 20/40.
The surgery begins with the doctor making a small incision into the cornea. Next, the surgeon may remove the lens as one piece or use an ultrasound, laser or...
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