Cataract Correction Has Come a Long Way

More than 3 million people have a cataract procedure each year. Thankfully, the process has changed significantly over the last generation. Patients don’t have to spend time in the hospital or face a lengthy recovery. A cataract procedure is now an outpatient procedure in which the clouded lens is removed and an artificial replacement lens […]

When the Light Is Too Bright

Have you ever noticed people with blue eyes have a harder time on sunny days? People with light-colored eyes are more sensitive to bright light, particularly sunlight. The reason? Their eyes don’t have as much pigment. Darker colored eyes contain more pigment that protect against bright lights. Other people can have photophobia – light sensitivity […]

Fish Oil and Flaxseed for Dry Eyes

Dry eyes can be a serious problem for many people, but making some nutritional changes can help. Flaxseed oil and fish oil with their fatty acids can help relieve some of the symptoms of dry eyes, according to Fatty acids also can help reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. According to this […]

Keep the UV Rays Away

Prevent Blindness America is asking federal lawmakers to make UV eye protection a national health priority. Last week, the organization released a white paper summarizing discussions during a congressional briefing last fall in Washington, D.C. “There is an urgent need for intervention to protect our nation’s vision by educating the public on the dangers of […]

Healthy Vision Is Important for Business

Each March, Prevent Blindness America promotes Workplace Vision Wellness Month in an effort to educate companies and their employees about the importance of vision health and how that applies to the workplace. Prevent Blindness America is offering a vision wellness program free to employers. It includes posters and educational materials to encourage employees to take […]

Common LASIK Concerns

LASIK surgery is the most popular elective vision surgery in the United States. And while most people know it’s a way to correct vision, they may not understand exactly how it works. LASIK is an acronym for a procedure called “laser in-situ keratomileusis” – a bit of a mouthful, but simply explained the surgery reshapes […]

Take Care of Your Eyes

Just as you care for your skin, your teeth and your heart, you can take steps to preserve your eyesight. Get regular eye exams. Typically in your 20s and 30s, you can schedule an eye exam every three to five years and two to four years in your 40s through mid-60s, according to Prevent Blindness […]

Get Your Summer Eyes

As warm weather creeps into the forecast, we can’t help but start thinking about all the great summer activities coming our way. Soon we’ll be hitting the beach, stepping onto the ball fields, firing up the boat and riding our bikes. Yet people who wear glasses often find their spectacles a real summer nuisance. Most […]

Frames Just for You

If you have to wear glasses, you can spend a great deal of time selecting a pair of frames. Most people try on several styles before settling on glasses that fit their overall look as well as hairstyle, shape of their face and skin tone. Typically you choose from what’s available in your ophthalmologist’s office […]

Keeping an Eye on Capitol Hill

With health care on the minds of so many government officials these days, representatives from Prevent Blindness America will be hitting Capitol Hill today to promote the importance of vision and eye health through its Eyes on Capitol Hill initiative. The organization is also encouraging people to call their U.S. senators and representatives to let […]