According to Prevent Blindness America, more than 8 percent of males have color vision problems. Are you one of them? What Does It Mean to Be Color Blind? Have you ever pointed out something as yellow, but your friend promises you it’s blue? What about during the holiday season? Were there any discussions around red and green decorations? If so, chances are, one of you might be color blind. Color blindness occurs more in men than in women and is an inherited eye condition. Read on →

The path to better vision begins today! While “getting healthy” might have most thinking about losing weight and exercising, your eyesight is another part of your health that needs attention. Don’t wait until your vision suffers to get on the right track toward healthier eyes. The Eyes Have It—Health Fortunately, if you’ve resolved to live a healthier lifestyle, your vision will also benefit. For example, eating well to lose weight can also help improve your vision. Read on →

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But did you know, among the lights, trees and decorations, there are dangers lurking that could harm your eyes this holiday? Fortunately, you don’t have to put away all your holiday decorations just yet. You just need to take some extra precautions this season! Have Yourself an Eye-healthy Holiday Many think the dangers of the holidays come in the form of roadways, colds and flu, and so on. Read on →

While many feel as though their eyes are only in danger during the summer months when the sun is burning bright, this is a myth that needs to be debunked. Because, in reality, the winter sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays are just as strong. Protect Your Eyes When the cooler weather set in, did you put away your sunglasses? Well, it’s time to bring them back out, as your eyes need just as much protection now as they did from the summer’s UV rays. Read on →

If you think Thanksgiving is only pleasing to your stomach, guess again! In fact, Thanksgiving can be quite a feast for your eyes. Keep Your Eyes on Thanksgiving! Sweet potatoes, turkey and cranberries—oh my! Do you know what all of these delicious Thanksgiving dishes have in common? They’re all friends to your tastebuds and your eyes! What’s Thanksgiving without a turkey? This main dish has been a feature of the Thanksgiving holiday for years and years! Read on →

Each morning, we wake up and go through our normal daily routine. Not really thinking about our eyesight unless we get something in our eye that causes us to stop for a minute. Other than that, our eye health probably isn’t anywhere close to our mind. But it should be. Daily Wear and Tear Did you know that every day you’re doing something to hurt your eye health? Even though you aren’t doing the damage on purpose, your actions are still taking a toll on your vision. Read on →

A lot of changes occur during the fall season, such as the falling of leaves, cooler temperatures, seasonal allergies and more! No matter what change is currently going on in your life, it’s important to ensure your eyesight is up to par to handle whatever changes come your way. See the Changes Fall Brings More Clearly With a new school year come a number of wellness checks and vaccines. However, while you may have checked those items off your list, did your child have a vision exam? Read on →

We’ve all waited for this moment. A time when summer would end, and fall would begin. And now—it’s finally here! The temperatures are finally (and slowly!) starting to come down. While this is wonderful for our ability to spend more than five minutes outside, it isn’t as great for our eyes that could start drying out due to the season change. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer for long with these tips! Read on →

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 →