Eye Protection for Winter Sports With snow falling and slopes beckoning, are you also sensitive to eye safety while skiing or snowboarding? Winter eye protection is just as important as summer eye protection, and winter sports goggles are often even more stylish than summer sports goggles. We will break down the various types of snow…
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Did you ever close your eyes and push on them with your fingers as a child to see waves and patterns of color float across your eyelids? Perhaps more commonly for adults, have you ever stood up suddenly from reclining or laying down and seen spots swimming across your vision? Or maybe you suffer from migraines that begin as flashes and spots of light crossing the visual field. Hopefully you have never been knocked on the head hard enough to cause flashes of light, but that is another way that you may see strange spots that don’t actually exist. This phenomenon of “seeing stars in vision” is called a “phosphene,” and is the experience of seeing light when no light is actually entering the eye.
The start of the college semester is just around the corner, and right now most college-bound students are busy packing boxes, preparing schedules, and cringing at the price of textbooks. For those students’ eyes, college means sleep deprivation, lots of close-up work, screen time galore, and close contact with other germs. This can lead to eye fatigue, dry eyes and conjunctivitis or other eye diseases. To help keep your eyes in top shape for the course load ahead, put the following tips into practice.
Cataracts occur when the natural lens of the eye, located behind the pupil and iris, becomes cloudy. This can result in cause blurriness, sensitivity to light and vision loss. Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness and affect millions of people in the United States, especially those over the age of 40. The only way to treat cataracts is to remove the clouded lens through surgery. The good news is that cataracts are preventable to a certain extent. Follow our tips to ensure that you are doing your part to prevent cataracts.
Nothing is more refreshing than a leisurely dip into a cool pool on a hot summer day. But the consequence can be stinging, red eyes, especially in an indoor pool or a pool with a higher level of chlorine.
How healthy is your vision? Have you taken any recent steps to prevent vision problems, or taken steps to treat any vision problems you may be experiencing? There is no better time to start taking care of your vision than now! May was Healthy Vision Month; so let’s keep it going by setting aside some time to follow our tips for healthy vision.
The radical increase in our use of electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets and laptop computers in addition to energy efficient fluorescent and LED lights has drastically increased our exposure to blue light. Blue Light is absorbed directly into the eye, and it is not automatically screened by protective eyewear like sunglasses.
It is officially spring, even though it may not feel like it outside! However, soon the weather will be warmer, grass will be green again, and flowers will begin to bloom. But for many people, the advent of spring also means the advent of seasonal allergies. And not just nasal allergies; many people suffer from…
Last year we posted a blog about the best foods for your vision. Just as there are foods that have nutritional properties that are excellent for the health of your eyes, there are foods that negatively impact your vision. To create the best diet possible for your eyes, don’t just add the good-for-your-vision foods to…
Have you ever woken up, looked in the mirror, and wondered, “What happened?” Crow’s feet, puffy bags, and dark under-eye circles may have begun a daily assault on your eyes, and the only way you can think to combat it is piling the makeup on higher and deeper (if you’re a woman) or splashing some cold water on it and hoping no one notices (if you’re a man). Well, before resorting to your makeup bag or just throwing in the towel on aging eyes, try these tips out.