Autumn Eye Allergies

Autumn Eye Allergies

It’s that time of year again – the leaves are turning, the air is crisp, and your allergies are flaring up! The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology (ACAAI) estimates that in the United States, about 50 million people suffer from seasonal allergies – and unfortunately, this number is likely to increase. About 30…

astigmatism

No Stigma in Astigmatism

Have you ever been diagnosed with astigmatism? There’s a very good chance you have – according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, about one in three people in the United States has the condition. Though the name may suggest otherwise (it’s not “a stigmatism”), there really is no stigma to this common condition. What is…

vision loss

Loss of Vision, Loss of Hope?

Millions of Americans are currently afflicted with advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the number one cause of vision loss in adults older than 50. AMD can affect everyday life, causing those who have it to have trouble driving, reading and even recognizing faces. AMD and Vision Loss While the focus of those with AMD and…

better vision exercise

Better Vision with Exercise

We all know there are many benefits the body reaps from exercise: stronger muscles and bones, a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and improved mood are some of the most well-known. What is less well known is that exercise may actually cause better vision, too! It is expected that by the year 2050,…

eye color genetics

Genetics and Eye Color

Have you ever met a blue-eyed child with two biologically brown-eyed parents? Or have you ever wondered if the eye color of an expected child can be predicted? What Determines Eye Color? The color of our eyes is determined by how much melanin (pigment) is present in our irises; the more pigment present, the darker…