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Ever put your contacts in backwards but didn't realize it until you got that scratchy feeling later? How to prevent it from happening...
Posted on 5 March 2014 | 3:55 am
Eye health tip of the day: Eat more fish!
Posted on 27 February 2014 | 1:55 am
Wondering what astigmatism is and whether you can wear contact lenses if you have it? These and other questions answered...
Posted on 21 February 2014 | 9:10 am
Interesting. This eye test is not available yet, but if it works, it might be a cost-effective way to detect Alzheimer's disease.
Posted on 19 February 2014 | 3:50 am
Being left- or right-handed doesn't predict which one of your eyes is dominant. Try this easy method...
Posted on 15 February 2014 | 5:58 am
What's causing your eye strain at work, and how to prevent it.
Posted on 12 February 2014 | 7:52 am
We were very sorry to hear of your eye infection, Bob Costas. Here is info about various kinds of eye infections and how to prevent them.
Posted on 7 February 2014 | 3:59 am
Glaucoma is still as prevalent as it was 30 years ago, but the likelihood of going blind has decreased by half.
Posted on 6 February 2014 | 3:50 am
Sobering study of how contrast sensitivity is affected when your blood alcohol is at the legal driving limit.
Posted on 3 February 2014 | 2:58 am
Targeting light-sensing cells in the eye with healthy genes helped eye disease sufferers regain some vision.
Posted on 29 January 2014 | 5:48 am
Women consuming lots of tea, whole grains, oranges and other antioxidant-rich foods had less risk for cataracts than others, in recent study.
Posted on 24 January 2014 | 9:05 am
If Google succeeds, people with diabetes could benefit from around-the-clock, painless testing of their glucose levels.
Posted on 22 January 2014 | 3:30 am
New study of sleeping habits may reveal a link between sleeping position and visual field loss in glaucoma patients.
Posted on 14 January 2014 | 3:34 am
Interesting Vision Council report on causes and remedies for eye strain from peering at smartphone, tablet, and computer screens.
Posted on 10 January 2014 | 7:25 am
Resolve to protect your eyes this year! Here's a checklist with more tips to improve your vision and eye health throughout 2014.
Posted on 7 January 2014 | 1:45 am
Study found that simply imagining a dark or bright scene can make your pupils dilate or contract. Amazing what the brain can do!
Posted on 3 January 2014 | 9:53 am
Women's spring eyewear features a face-flattering color called "radiant orchid."
Posted on 30 December 2013 | 3:30 am
The cost to the National Hockey League is astronomical, but what's worse is the possibility of players losing their vision.
Posted on 20 December 2013 | 3:17 am
Did you know that blue handheld lasers are more likely to cause eye injuries than green or red ones?
Posted on 18 December 2013 | 8:15 am
Diabetes causes serious vision problems, but many diabetic seniors aren't getting the eye checkups they need.
Posted on 16 December 2013 | 5:25 am
Can you guess the names of these exotic fruits?
Posted on 12 December 2013 | 5:45 am
Eye pain isn't normal, so please don't ignore it!
Posted on 9 December 2013 | 3:51 am
Look, see, and feel better with these eye-healthy strategies for the new year!
Posted on 6 December 2013 | 3:05 am
Learn which cities are more prone to dry eye syndrome and why.
Posted on 4 December 2013 | 3:24 am
People with sleep apnea were more likely to have open-angle glaucoma in a recent study.
Posted on 2 December 2013 | 3:47 am
Shopping for toys on Black Friday? First, read this list of 6 types of toys that can injure kids' eyes. Plus: W.A.T.C.H. list of Worst Toys of 2013.
Posted on 27 November 2013 | 4:10 am
Delicious recipes with eye-healthy ingredients, created by an optometrist.
Posted on 25 November 2013 | 8:27 am
Tips for frying the bird, and not your eyes!
Posted on 23 November 2013 | 3:35 am
Women who use birth control pills should be getting regular eye exams that include glaucoma screening, especially if they have other glaucoma risk factors. Read more...
Posted on 20 November 2013 | 3:48 am
Get motivated to quit smoking this Thursday: Article, fact sheet and infographic explain how smoking harms your vision.
Posted on 18 November 2013 | 2:39 am
When and how long a baby looks at other people's eyes offers the earliest behavioral sign of whether a child is likely to become autistic, scientists report.
Posted on 15 November 2013 | 4:48 am
Did you know that some brands of microwave popcorn still contain trans fat? Why that's not good for your eyes...
Posted on 13 November 2013 | 7:25 am
Hmm, why do you think that is?
Posted on 11 November 2013 | 2:48 am
Daylight saving time is over, so it gets dark earlier now. Here are some tips to help with nighttime driving!
Posted on 7 November 2013 | 7:46 am
Brian Holden Vision Institute scientists are working on a contact lens coating that could prevent eye infections.
Posted on 4 November 2013 | 3:05 am
Research supports extended patching for persistent childhood amblyopia.
Posted on 30 October 2013 | 8:30 am
Foam is harmless, right? Not according to party-goers who suffered eye irritation and pain, blurry vision, light sensitivity, conjunctivitis and more.
Posted on 28 October 2013 | 9:42 am
How to keep your eyes safer when buying and wearing Halloween contacts...
Posted on 16 October 2013 | 4:04 am
New children's book Eyefoods for Kids has fun recipes and great info on nutrition and the eyes.
Posted on 9 October 2013 | 7:30 am
Do you live in one of the top 100 most challenging U.S. cities for fall allergies?
Posted on 7 October 2013 | 2:12 am
Do you know someone who is losing their vision? Here are some good tips on how you can help them get the most out of their remaining eyesight.
Posted on 2 October 2013 | 4:16 am
Are you a night owl, fast food lover or sun worshipper? Here's how those and other bad habits can prematurely age your eyes!
Posted on 26 September 2013 | 10:27 am
Everyone experiences "sleep" in their eyes, but it's important to know when eye discharge could indicate something serious.
Posted on 20 September 2013 | 5:19 am
Keep those little eyes safe! Make sure you're choosing the right toys for your children.
Posted on 16 September 2013 | 9:37 am
There's more to eye nutrition than just carrots. Check out these tasty eye-healthy foods.
Posted on 4 September 2013 | 11:37 am
Eye exams can detect vision problems that cause eye strain and poor performance in school and sports.
Posted on 26 August 2013 | 3:40 am
Is your job visually demanding?
Posted on 12 August 2013 | 10:45 am
Get off that couch and take a walk! It just might save your vision.
Posted on 6 August 2013 | 3:20 am
Don't want a cataract? You may want to increase your intake of certain nutrients.
Posted on 31 July 2013 | 3:42 am
Wearing lenses overnight and re-using them are the main problems, which can lead to discomfort and even eye infections.
Posted on 25 July 2013 | 10:10 am
Are you eating what you should to help prevent vision loss as you age?
Posted on 23 July 2013 | 6:58 am
Not all kids are good candidates for contact lenses. But for those who are, higher self-esteem could be a benefit.
Posted on 18 July 2013 | 3:11 am
Interesting Consumer Reports video on how Kristin Chenoweth and others had eye problems from eyelash extensions and false eyelashes.
Posted on 16 July 2013 | 4:05 am
New poll results show that Aussies really value their eyesight, but the number of people who actually get their eyes tested regularly may surprise you.
Posted on 11 July 2013 | 5:55 am
Wearing sunglasses when you're outside helps protect your eyes and can make you less grouchy!
Posted on 8 July 2013 | 2:10 pm
Check out this infographic on fireworks and eye safety. It could save you a trip to the emergency room!
Posted on 3 July 2013 | 4:11 am
What adults should eat for good eye health.
Posted on 25 June 2013 | 4:49 am
Tomorrow is the first day of summer! Are your eyes ready for harsh UV rays from the sun? This Healthy Vision podcast has great tips.
Posted on 20 June 2013 | 4:11 am
A little eyewear history for you...
Posted on 12 June 2013 | 10:54 am
Great idea for the visually impaired.
Posted on 7 June 2013 | 4:55 am
Did you know that UV radiation from tanning beds can harm your eyes?
Posted on 5 June 2013 | 3:40 am
Need motivation to quit? Learn how smoking can harm your vision.
Posted on 31 May 2013 | 9:05 am
Would you rather wear glasses or contacts to a job interview? Click through to take the poll!
Posted on 24 May 2013 | 4:40 am
These new comparison charts may help you decide.
Posted on 21 May 2013 | 7:58 am
Important info on smoking and the eyes, in an infographic you can share with friends.
Posted on 17 May 2013 | 4:02 am
Rejuvenating immune cells that "eat" cholesterol in the eyes may slow vision loss from macular degeneration.
Posted on 10 May 2013 | 8:30 am
The Vision Council's 2013 report offers highlights of surveys on sunglass use and UV safety habits. Download it here.
Posted on 8 May 2013 | 9:50 am
Checking the cause of dizziness with an eye movement test.
Posted on 1 May 2013 | 3:38 am
Video games like Tetris can be a fun tool in improving vision for adults with amblyopia, says study.
Posted on 25 April 2013 | 3:37 am
Find out which eyewear is best for basketball, baseball, golf, plus other popular sports.
Posted on 19 April 2013 | 1:45 am
Unusual star-shaped cataract results from punch in the eye.
Posted on 15 April 2013 | 3:56 am
See the latest list of the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for spring allergies, by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Posted on 9 April 2013 | 1:52 am
Drinking too much alcohol can affect your eyes. Take a break this weekend!
Posted on 2 April 2013 | 4:50 am
Is he ready to take control of his glucose levels?
Posted on 28 March 2013 | 8:48 am
A new way to clean your glasses may be coming to a shopping mall near you!
Posted on 19 March 2013 | 9:22 am
Are your eyes working overtime? Here are 10 easy steps for eye strain relief.
Posted on 12 March 2013 | 2:36 am
Learn how the foods we eat (or don't eat) play a major role in the health of our eyes.
Posted on 7 March 2013 | 2:47 am
Learn what causes bloodshot eyes and how they are treated.
Posted on 1 March 2013 | 1:47 am
Combat veterans and motor vehicle crash victims with TBI need complete vision examinations.
Posted on 25 February 2013 | 6:57 am
Have you ever worn daily disposables, stored them overnight in the packaging, then wore them again? Here's why you shouldn't.
Posted on 20 February 2013 | 3:37 am
These inspiring stories include great tips for dealing with vision impairment.
Posted on 14 February 2013 | 7:09 am
The science behind the role our eyes play in romantic attraction.
Posted on 12 February 2013 | 2:13 am
Researchers have linked slower reading speed with dry eye disease.
Posted on 5 February 2013 | 3:58 am
Study examines visual impairment among insured and uninsured.
Posted on 31 January 2013 | 2:38 am
For normal eye development, light must reach an infant in the womb. Learn why.
Posted on 28 January 2013 | 9:10 am
Do you take chances with your eye safety? This video shows how to avoid serious eye injuries at home and at work.
Posted on 24 January 2013 | 7:59 am
"In" colors for the coming season, according to fashion color forecaster Pantone.
Posted on 22 January 2013 | 4:11 am
Did your holiday photos include red eyes? Learn why our eyes look red in photos, how to prevent the red-eye effect, and more!
Posted on 18 January 2013 | 4:19 am
Study explores which eye color makes someone look more trustworthy.
Posted on 17 January 2013 | 3:46 am
New video explains what astigmatism is and how it's corrected.
Posted on 14 January 2013 | 4:45 am
Disability, isolation, and depression all can result from the fear of falls due to poor vision.
Posted on 7 January 2013 | 2:31 am
Those flying corks can blind you! How to keep you and your friends safe during the holidays.
Posted on 26 December 2012 | 7:18 pm
Keep your eye drops in child-safe cabinets, as some drops are harmful when swallowed by children.
Posted on 20 December 2012 | 1:40 am
Is vision one of your most valued senses? Then make your eyes a priority this year, with this simple checklist for improved vision and eye health.
Posted on 17 December 2012 | 3:29 am
CNN newsman Anderson Cooper lost his vision for 36 hours after burning his corneas while on a boat.
Posted on 12 December 2012 | 1:35 am
Bright idea: If we optimized light-emitting devices for our eyes, we might save billions in energy costs.
Posted on 6 December 2012 | 9:14 am
Buying toys for the holidays? Here are two that could cause eye injury, yet they're advertised as OK for young children.
Posted on 30 November 2012 | 8:24 am
Field hockey players have significantly fewer head, face and eye injuries in schools that require protective eyewear.
Posted on 27 November 2012 | 4:45 am
Driving simulation compared drivers with advanced glaucoma with normal-vision drivers.
Posted on 19 November 2012 | 8:07 am
Need motivation to quit smoking this Thursday? Learn how smoking harms your vision, and check out this one-page fact sheet.
Posted on 14 November 2012 | 2:25 am
Watch this fun video of special-effect contacts created by an optometrist for Hollywood films.
Posted on 12 November 2012 | 2:45 am
Can you guess which animal this mystery eyeball belongs to?
Posted on 29 October 2012 | 3:47 am
Gorgeous photos of fabulous eyewear illustrate this new "look book" of eyewear design.
Posted on 23 October 2012 | 1:16 am
Investing $28 billion in training and facilities would help many millions of people with distance vision problems now and in the future.
Posted on 15 October 2012 | 9:58 am
Here's the new list of top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for fall allergies, by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Posted on 8 October 2012 | 5:24 am
Statin use may lower risk for open-angle glaucoma in certain people. Learn more.
Posted on 4 October 2012 | 10:29 am
Wearing swim goggles might have helped prevent her eye infection. Read her story.
Posted on 28 September 2012 | 1:31 am
Smart phones, tablets and computer screens are creating an epidemic of digital eye strain, even among kids. Here are the facts.
Posted on 24 September 2012 | 8:47 am
Eyelid cosmetic called tiro blamed for infant lead poisoning; authorities urge use of safer alternatives.
Posted on 21 September 2012 | 9:15 am
How to prevent falls among the elderly? Improve vision, room lighting and home safety.
Posted on 17 September 2012 | 10:50 am
Color discrimination problems among adults from a Cape Cod town may be linked to a toxic chemical in the water.
Posted on 12 September 2012 | 9:56 am
Eye-tracking device lets people control their computer hands-free. Could be major boon for people with disabilities.
Posted on 10 September 2012 | 4:22 am
Cognitive function can suffer when eyeglasses are insufficient or not worn, says study.
Posted on 29 August 2012 | 10:15 am
Someday, advanced retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration patients could regain some vision with this treatment.
Posted on 22 August 2012 | 2:30 am
Migraine sufferer? Tell your eye doctor, since you may need dry eye treatment, too.
Posted on 13 August 2012 | 7:45 am
Current "in" colors for frames and sunglasses, according to fashion color forecaster Pantone.
Posted on 6 August 2012 | 7:36 am
Very helpful! Finding Your Shades, Protecting Your Vision has info on UV radiation and which sunglass features to look for. By The Vision Council.
Posted on 31 May 2012 | 3:44 am
They say tablets make learning more fun. But when it comes to increasing eye strain and fatigue during study, the jury is still out.
Posted on 22 May 2012 | 9:20 am
Here's the truth about this Internet rumor.
Posted on 17 May 2012 | 1:50 am
The best part? She saw her great-great-granddaughter's face clearly for the first time.
Posted on 10 May 2012 | 4:53 am
Eye-opening study findings for dry eye sufferers!
Posted on 3 May 2012 | 11:04 am
Here's the latest list of the top 100 most challenging cities in the U.S. for spring allergies. Compiled by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Posted on 1 May 2012 | 2:17 am
See a slide show of survey results that show unawareness of the eye benefits of lutein and other eye nutrients.
Posted on 20 April 2012 | 7:57 am
One in five Americans delays having an annual eye exam because they feel their to-do list is too long. Time to re-prioritize!
Posted on 14 April 2012 | 7:24 am
Spillage, too many drops, and bottle tip contamination are big problems. Ask your eye doctor for tips on instilling glaucoma drops.
Posted on 9 April 2012 | 9:28 am
Drinking too much alcohol can affect your eyes! Try Alcohol Free Weekend April 6-8. Here are details...
Posted on 2 April 2012 | 10:22 am
Watch a video on new sunglasses for women, including cat-eyes, aviators, and oversized Jackie-Os, in bold colors and pastels.
Posted on 28 March 2012 | 10:59 am
In a survey, only 18 percent of parents reported that their infant had received a complete eye assessment before age 1. But many vision problems can be detected in infants.
Posted on 23 March 2012 | 4:40 am
Smoking increases your risk for eye disease. Here are two apps that might help you quit.
Posted on 16 March 2012 | 5:42 am
What could your community do to help visually impaired kids keep physically fit? Here's a great example.
Posted on 14 March 2012 | 4:50 am
Many U.S. regions had a warm winter, so tree pollen has emerged early. Your eye doctor can recommend the best remedies for your eye allergies. Read more...
Posted on 9 March 2012 | 3:39 am
To identify a threat, humans rely on visual clues more than auditory or tactile ones, says study.
Posted on 5 March 2012 | 2:14 am
Actress Judi Dench announced she has age-related macular degeneration but is getting treatment and coping well with her vision loss. Inspiring lady!
Posted on 27 February 2012 | 4:05 am
This spring's "in" colors for eyeglass frames and sunglasses, according to the Pantone fashion color report.
Posted on 20 February 2012 | 3:09 am
If you're looking to buy new ski goggles, here are 12 helpful tips, with a video of cool features to look for.
Posted on 14 February 2012 | 10:44 am
Iron and calcium supplementation above certain levels may increase the risk of developing glaucoma in people aged 40 and over, says recent research. Here are details.
Posted on 8 February 2012 | 4:56 am
Are eyelash extensions safe? Before you get them, ask your eye doctor. In some cases, eye irritation and other symptoms have occurred due to certain ingredients in the glues and removal agents.
Posted on 1 February 2012 | 7:39 am
Want to reduce the possibility of eye injuries where you work? Here is a list of risk factors you can address, such as being distracted.
Posted on 26 January 2012 | 4:25 am
Easy-to-read, insightful, informative book for color vision deficient children, as well as for their friends, parents and teachers who want to help.
Posted on 19 January 2012 | 6:41 am
New items on this handy app list include Eye Color Booth, Night Vision Camera, and MedMinder for glaucoma drops and other medications.
Posted on 16 January 2012 | 3:38 am
How much do you know about sunglasses and UV light? Take this fun self-quiz to find out!
Posted on 13 January 2012 | 1:52 am
If you believe that vision is one of your most valued senses, put your belief into action! Make your eyes a priority this year, with this handy checklist.
Posted on 6 January 2012 | 4:27 am
The Centers for Disease Control recently reported that vision problems from diabetes were increasing AND decreasing. What's the truth?
Posted on 3 January 2012 | 9:24 am
Someday, you may not be able to drive anymore due to vision or other problems. A survey found that many older Floridians have no backup plan for when/if that happens. Do you?
Posted on 21 December 2011 | 4:37 am
Faceted eyes provided amazingly clear vision for this dangerous creature that lived 500 million years ago.
Posted on 19 December 2011 | 2:16 am
Scientists have discovered a way to grow eye tissue in unusual places. Why they would want to do this? Read on...
Posted on 14 December 2011 | 9:28 am
W.A.T.C.H. published its list of the 10 worst toys for 2011. At least two may cause eye injuries in young children, and here's why.
Posted on 9 December 2011 | 8:22 am
Eye doctors answer questions about safety glasses, including ANSI standards and OSHA recommendations for how to protect your eyes in the workplace and at home.
Posted on 5 December 2011 | 2:37 am
How to Survive Losing Vision, by Helen Harris, describes how she learned to deal with her vision loss from retinitis pigmentosa. Inspiring for anyone who is vision-impaired.
Posted on 30 November 2011 | 6:55 am
Glaucoma can affect a person's downward field of view, and this seems to be causing a higher risk of falls resulting in injury among older people with the eye disease.
Posted on 28 November 2011 | 3:51 am
Early and late AMD were linked to frequent aspirin use in a study of people age 65+. But reasons are unknown, so if you're on a low-dose aspirin regimen, don't stop unless your doctor says so.
Posted on 23 November 2011 | 5:03 am
The antioxidant zeaxanthin improved recognition of fine detail and vision in night driving among elderly veterans with macular degeneration.
Posted on 18 November 2011 | 7:23 am
Being in space for long periods can change the eyes, causing blurriness that persists long after re-entry. This could pose problems for future manned missions, such as a trip to Mars.
Posted on 16 November 2011 | 7:05 am
Another good reason for your kids to turn off the TV and go outside: A recent analysis found that for each additional hour spent outdoors per week, the chance of myopia fell by about 2 percent.
Posted on 9 November 2011 | 4:29 am
In a study, only 66 percent received recommended eye exams. And even fewer among the over-18 and lower-income groups were getting eye exams and other diabetes care.
Posted on 3 November 2011 | 2:20 am
What's your frame color preference? Click through to answer the poll and see what colors other people chose.
Posted on 28 October 2011 | 8:46 am
A vaccine to prevent or reduce the terrible effects of the eyelid infection trachoma may be available soon, thanks to a study involving macaque monkeys.
Posted on 24 October 2011 | 9:51 am
Eyefoods: A Food Plan for Healthy Eyes was written by eye doctors and includes research on eye nutrition, plus easy recipes.
Posted on 19 October 2011 | 4:11 am
Which colors are in style for men and women this fall? If you're thinking about a new eyeglass frame, this Pantone color report may help you choose the right hue for your wardrobe.
Posted on 17 October 2011 | 7:17 am
Researchers have found that cocaine use is predictive of open-angle glaucoma (OAG), and cocaine users have a 45 percent increased risk for the eye disease.
Posted on 13 October 2011 | 2:15 am
Here's the latest list of the top 100 most challenging cities in the country for fall allergies. Compiled by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Posted on 7 October 2011 | 1:35 am
Parents, therapists and researchers find the interactivity, sound and color of iPad apps helpful in developing vision skills in children with CVI.
Posted on 5 October 2011 | 5:51 am
Why does sleep sometimes improve after cataract surgery? One reason may be that cataracts block sleep-inducing blue light from reaching the back of the eye. Read more...
Posted on 30 September 2011 | 8:04 am
Do you have raised, yellowish patches on your upper or lower eyelids? If so, you may have a slightly higher risk for cardiovascular problems and you should get a comprehensive physical exam, says recent study.
Posted on 26 September 2011 | 7:33 am
In this Good Morning America interview, Venus Williams discussed her Sjogren's syndrome symptoms, including dry eyes, joint pain and low energy levels. She was positive about returning to tennis.
Posted on 20 September 2011 | 4:45 am
We're curious: How often do people change their glasses? Click through to see how others answered this question.
Posted on 15 September 2011 | 3:40 am
People with chronic blepharitis are also more likely to have gastritis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, anxiety, depression, chalazia in the eyes and several other conditions, says study.
Posted on 9 September 2011 | 3:42 am
People with diabetes and/or hypertension are more likely to develop open-angle glaucoma (OAG) as well. Here are the numbers.
Posted on 6 September 2011 | 7:48 am
Handouts and guides with useful information on eye allergies, pink eye, eye safety, contact lenses and more. Plus, links to eye-related iPhone apps.
Posted on 1 September 2011 | 4:06 am
A new risk assessment model helps determine whether those with macular degeneration are likely to progress to an advanced form of the disease.
Posted on 30 August 2011 | 7:25 am
Researchers suspect that more oxygen may cause oxidative stress that damages the fluid drainage system in the eye, resulting in high eye pressure that can harm the optic nerve.
Posted on 26 August 2011 | 9:18 am
Which eye color do you think is most attractive? Here's the answer, according to 6,468 online poll takers.
Posted on 24 August 2011 | 5:47 am
If you use a "no-rub" multipurpose disinfection solution to clean your contact lenses and you're not rubbing the lenses, you could be leaving infection-causing germs behind, says a recent study.
Posted on 22 August 2011 | 12:55 am
Eye Was There: A Patient's Guide to Coping with the Loss of an Eye helps people understand the medical conditions that can result in eye removal, the surgical procedures, recovery and how to cope afterward.
Posted on 18 August 2011 | 3:10 am
3-D presentations are becoming more common, even in classrooms. This video provides information for parents who wonder if 3-D is safe for kids' eyes.
Posted on 15 August 2011 | 2:22 am
A surprising number of Americans have never had an eye exam, says online poll.
Posted on 8 August 2011 | 3:20 am
An eye doctor with the National Eye Institute explains glaucoma, who is at risk, and what can be done to preserve vision.
Posted on 30 July 2011 | 6:34 am
In this video, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration urges you to report any problems you may have with a cosmetic, so the agency can take action. Problems include eye infections, rashes and hair loss, plus labeling inaccuracies and suspected contamination.
Posted on 26 July 2011 | 1:53 am
Personal tonometers may be available in the U.S. soon. The devices measure eye pressure, which can fluctuate over the course of a day. By checking their own eye pressure often, glaucoma patients may help their eye doctor better manage their treatment.
Posted on 21 July 2011 | 1:59 am
It's well known that pregnancy can produce hormonal changes. Sometimes these changes affect the eyes, and that seems to include the eyes of people with keratoconus.
Posted on 18 July 2011 | 9:46 am
Good-quality polarized sunglasses can do a great job of reducing glare, but an inventor has taken the concept a step further. Chris Mullin, PhD, is experimenting with sunglasses that target specific spots of glare on the LCD lenses and display a gray area to block that glare from the eyes.
Posted on 13 July 2011 | 11:11 am
Could your IOL move out of place after your cataract surgery? Though it sometimes happens, analysis reveals low rates of long-term intraocular lens dislocation even 25 years after the procedure.
Posted on 6 July 2011 | 5:34 am
Fireworks caused 8,600 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms in 2010, says the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission's new report. Most of the eye injuries were burns, contusions, lacerations and foreign bodies in the eye.
Posted on 1 July 2011 | 4:59 am
Preview this free iPhone app called PackLists that helps you create a quick list of clothes, sunglasses and other things you'll need for a trip. It also includes UV exposure levels at your destination city. Created by The Vision Council.
Posted on 29 June 2011 | 7:18 am
Applying oxygen to burned eyes in addition to regular treatments helped them to heal faster. Patients ended up with clearer corneas and better visual acuity.
Posted on 24 June 2011 | 10:04 am
Eylea may receive final FDA approval in August. Unlike monthly treatments, it is injected into the eye every eight weeks (following three initial doses given every four weeks).
Posted on 21 June 2011 | 9:23 am
There are several ways to test for dry eye. Now scientists may have found another: measuring the temperature of the eye's surface. In a recent study, a lower eye surface temperature was correlated with eye dryness.
Posted on 20 June 2011 | 9:18 am
Do you use special eye supplements? Take a multivitamin? Not think about it?
Posted on 14 June 2011 | 3:38 am
Download the World Report on Disability, full of interesting facts and recommendations for policy reforms to provide disabled people with the services they need and the dignity they deserve. Produced by the World Health Organization and the World Bank.
Posted on 10 June 2011 | 6:15 am
June is Cataract Awareness Month, according to Prevent Blindness America. Learn more about the risk factors of this eye condition, including diabetes, smoking and steroid use.
Posted on 7 June 2011 | 8:31 am
This excellent WSB-TV news report explains why contact lenses that are not prescribed or professionally fitted can cause permanent injury to your eyes. (Thanks to the Georgia Optometric Association.)
Posted on 3 June 2011 | 5:16 am
The Pediatric Cataract Initiative has given $150,000 to the Tianjin Eye Hospital in Tianjin, China, to start a pediatric cataract training program, for educating eye doctors and parents, purchasing eye exam equipment and screening children for cataracts.
Posted on 1 June 2011 | 5:52 am
Not getting eye care is especially prevalent in states where many residents have no health insurance at all. Also, more than a third of respondents in the CDC study said they didn't feel they needed eye care or didn't think of getting it.
Posted on 26 May 2011 | 2:01 am
Exciting new treatments for retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa may result from a study in which skin stem cells from mice were converted to retinal cells, with some restoration of vision.
Posted on 18 May 2011 | 2:54 am
In the eye care community it has long been known that African Americans have the highest prevalence of open-angle glaucoma. But the risk for Asian Americans for other glaucoma types is high, and certain Asian groups have higher prevalence than others.
Posted on 16 May 2011 | 9:19 am
An eye doctor with the National Eye Institute explains diabetic eye disease, how to avoid it, and what can be done to save vision.
Posted on 11 May 2011 | 9:42 am
Watch this fun and educational video on how the shape of the eye causes nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
Posted on 5 May 2011 | 7:15 am
A recent study found that eye doctors sometimes noticed certain systemic conditions before their patients' other healthcare providers did. For high cholesterol, this occurred 65 percent of the time. For diabetes, it was 20 percent of the time, and for hypertension, it was 30 percent of the time.
Posted on 3 May 2011 | 1:52 am
A study found less risk of developing early age-related macular degeneration in women under 75 who consumed the most vitamin D, such as in milk, fish, fortified margarine and fortified cereal.
Posted on 27 April 2011 | 2:15 am
This interesting question has received a lot of attention since researchers at the University of Oxford published a study comparing cataract incidence with dietary intake. In the study, vegans had the lowest risk of cataracts.
Posted on 22 April 2011 | 8:48 am
Is your town one of the top 100 worst in the country for springtime allergies? Check the new list compiled by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
Posted on 18 April 2011 | 2:41 am
Medicare can be confusing, but the online Medicare Starter Kit from AARP is here to help, with info on what it covers (such as certain types of eye care), what it costs, how to qualify, when to enroll, and what your choices are.
Posted on 11 April 2011 | 10:48 am
People with autism have more brain activity in the areas associated with visual detection and identification than others, according to researchers at the University of Montreal.
Posted on 6 April 2011 | 8:46 am
Study finds that birds use their vision differently than we do, and there may be ways to help them avoid collisions with wind turbines and other manmade obstacles.
Posted on 1 April 2011 | 4:09 am
Download this useful information for employers, teachers and parents about how and why we need to protect our eyes and our children's eyes from the sun.
Posted on 27 March 2011 | 3:16 am
You may want to eat salmon or other fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids at least once a week if you want to reduce your risk for age-related macular degneration, according to results of the Women's Health Study.
Posted on 16 March 2011 | 3:28 am
If your eyes tend to feel dryer during winter weather, keeping your eyes warm and protected may help.
Posted on 9 March 2011 | 2:25 am
The World Health Organization has made presbyopia a priority in developing countries, to promote both literacy and productivity.
Posted on 7 March 2011 | 3:50 am
Woodrow Wilson woke up one day to almost total blindness in his right eye because of severe bleeding in his retina. Learn more about eye occlusions, also called eye strokes.
Posted on 2 March 2011 | 3:39 am
How many Americans do you think have NEVER had an eye exam?
Posted on 24 February 2011 | 3:04 am
President Lincoln seems to have had strabismus in his left eye, but he dealt with it admirably.
Posted on 21 February 2011 | 1:54 am
Quick: In honor of Presidents' Day, can you name a U.S. president who had a detached retina? How about a well-known athlete? Here's info about retinal detachments among the famous, plus how to prevent them from happening to you.
Posted on 18 February 2011 | 7:25 am
To prevent eye injuries and related long-term vision problems in your little athletes, follow these tips from an eye doctor.
Posted on 16 February 2011 | 7:57 am
What are the visual cues for deciding whether a face looks human or doll-like? Watch these face-morphing videos and judge for yourself.
Posted on 11 February 2011 | 10:15 am
Mark Anthony Riccobono, a blind executive with the National Federation of the Blind, successfully navigated 1.5 miles of track at the Daytona International Speedway, dodging obstacles and passing a van without collision.
Posted on 8 February 2011 | 9:40 am
Wind Instrument Musicians Have High Eye Pressure While Playing and May Be at Higher Risk for Glaucoma
Intraocular pressure and blood pressure can rise temporarily in brass and woodwind musicians when they play, says study.
Posted on 4 February 2011 | 2:31 am
Guide to eye safety on the job has valuable info on safety lenses, emergency eye care, and more. From The Vision Council.
Posted on 1 February 2011 | 7:16 am
Twenty percent of eyeglass wearers sometimes drive without their prescription glasses, says survey. Prescription sunglasses could make them safer on the road.
Posted on 28 January 2011 | 2:39 am
The American Optometric Association explains its position on 3D movies, TV and gaming devices.
Posted on 25 January 2011 | 10:37 am
Medical records for 10 children show scary, long-term effects of bottle rocket-caused eye injuries.
Posted on 21 January 2011 | 10:44 am
People with metabolic syndrome (a combination of various conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes) are more likely to have one or more types of cataracts, says study.
Posted on 20 January 2011 | 4:46 am
Sixteen years ago, an estimated 9.4 percent of U.S. adults age 40 and older had age-related macular degeneration. Now, it's 6.5 percent. Is less smoking one of the reasons?
Posted on 14 January 2011 | 2:22 am
Glaucoma patients who have lost some or most of their sight aren't using their glaucoma medication eyedrops properly, leading to a waste of costly eyedrops and possible bottle contamination.
Posted on 12 January 2011 | 3:30 am
Researchers have found that people with glaucoma are more likely to have additional serious health problems.
Posted on 17 December 2010 | 2:59 am
Aging of Eyes Is Blamed for Range of Health Woes
by LAURIE TARKAN | NY Times | February 20, 2012
A Bully Finds a Pulpit on the Web
by DAVID SEGAL | NY Times | November 28, 2010
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Eyeglasses a new fashion essential?
By ADAM TSCHORN | Los Angeles Times | April 29, 2012