Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in people. Cataracts have a variety of symptoms that can worsen over time — blurriness, double vision, difficulty seeing at night or in light, and colors that seem faded. Cataracts are a progressive ailment and should be treated properly once symptoms are being noticed.
Recent advancements in technology have sparked the innovation of smart wearable tech. Smart watches and Virtual Reality headsets are just two examples of very popular smart technologies that have taken off over the last few years. Smart contact lenses are on the rise and in development with many tech companies.
When you were younger, I’m sure you were explained how people see and interpret things. Typical examples of explaining sight include referring to cameras and how they operate. Demonstrating how your eyes see and how cameras work is an effective way to help people understand vision but our vision is much more complicated than that.
If you wear contact lenses, then you may know the problems that arise from having them in too long or overnight. To most people, it is common knowledge that they should not wear their contacts overnight. Sleeping in your contacts can cause a wide array of problems starting with small, almost unnoticeable irritations to severe permanent damage.
It is estimated that around 36 million people are legally blind, and an additional 217 million have moderate or severe impairment to their vision. Though it’s believed that a significant amount of impairment can be prevented, there is no known cure for blindness
If your vision is impaired and you must wear corrective lenses or contacts, you may have considered laser eye surgery as an alternative. As of mid-2016, LASIK, the most common form of laser eye surgery, had a patient satisfaction rate of 96%, and 99% percent of patients were left with 20/40 vision or better.
A recent study suggests that there may be a link between degenerative eye diseases and detection of Alzheimer’s in patients. Degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer’s are not directly related but this experiment gives insight into identifying cognitive diseases before they come to fruition.
Maintaining a healthy diet is, unsurprisingly, and important habit that individuals of all ages should embrace. A lesser known diet that often falls by the wayside is one that directly addresses eye health.
Vision tests are not just for the doctor’s office. There are plenty of ways that you can test your vision right at home and know if you need to get a new pair of glasses. Follow these steps to test your vision at home or on the go!
Springtime is here, and the pollen count is through the roof. Your eyes get itchy, watery, and red. Right on queue. Eye allergies are very common among people and have a tendency to spike during the spring months and into the summer.