Some may say the eyes are the windows to the soul. However, they can also be the first to signal a serious health issue. Here are some of the warning signs to watch for when it comes to your vision and your health. Keep Your Eye out for Health Issues The following are some vision symptoms that could be a sign of a more serious health condition. For example, if you suffer from an unexpected loss of vision, it could signal an issue with blood flow to either your eye or your brain. Read on →

Did you know that approximately every 13 minutes, a person visiting the emergency room is there due to a sports-related eye injury? According to the National Institute of Health, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children. In honor of Sports Eye Safety Month this September, learn what you can do to help protect your kids’ eyes this sports season. Touchdown on Eye Safety Sports eye injuries include—but are not limited to—swollen retinas, cataracts, scratched corneas and eye socket fractures, which are all caused by trauma to the eye. Read on →

It’s a fresh new school year! At this point, every parent is hoping that this school year is the best one yet for their child. However, if he or she begins exhibiting signs of struggling in school, eyesight may actually be the thing to blame and not a disinterest in schoolwork. Watch for the Signs Fortunately, if your child does exhibit symptoms of near- or farsightedness, vision problems are easily corrected. Read on →

For the most part, everything we do is right in front of our eyes. We face our computer screen both at work and at home, we focus on our tablet screen, and some may sit close to the television when playing video games. It’s no wonder our eyes hurt at the end of the day! Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help avoid eye strain and the symptoms that come along with it. Read on →

While glasses are still very fashionable in today’s society, some find more comfort in wearing contact lenses during the day. However, while contact lenses can provide more natural vision and have no obstructions or reflection (like glasses can cause), there are some things that should not be done while wearing contact lenses. Are you guilty of performing these no-nos? No More Bad Habits When wearing contact lenses, not only do you want your contact lenses to last (usually a pair is good for two weeks or a month), you also want to protect your vision. Read on →

According to the American Diabetes Association, between 2005 and 2008, out of adults with diabetes ages 40 years or older, 4.2 million people suffered from diabetic retinopathy, which is when the small blood vessels located within the retina are damaged, causing vision loss. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with diabetes, learn more about what steps you can take in order to help prevent eye disease caused by diabetes. Read on →

We all know that what we put in our mouth directly affects our physical health, whether in causing us to lose or gain weight, changes in our mood, etc. Well, it turns out the food we choose is not only vital to our physical health, but our eye health, as well! Keep Your Eye Out for These Foods Next time you make a visit to the grocery store, be sure to pick up the following foods in order to promote better eye health for you and your family. Read on →

While most people are good about bringing sunscreen with them for their skin during the hot, summer days, many forget that their eyes need just as much protection from the strong UV (ultra-violet) rays. Eye protection is especially important because the sun can cause an increased risk of cataracts, as well as other serious eye conditions—including eye cancer. Eye Protection Did you know that only half of those Americans who purchase sunglasses actually check the UV rating? Read on →

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 24.4 million people living in the United States suffer from cataracts by the time they reach the age of 40 and older. This does not mean you can wait until you arrive at the age of 40 before you obtain your first eye exam. In fact, eye exams should begin as young as six months of age, as stated by the American Optometric Association. Read on →