Posts Tagged ‘Cataract Awareness Month’

Blue Light from Your Phone May Be Permanently Damaging Your Eyes

By editor
August 28, 2018

Fact Checked August 24, 2018 Too much screen time can wreck your eyes. Smart phones, laptops, and other handheld devices all transmit light. However, the blue light in particular may be toxic for your eyes. Scientists at the University of Toledo may have discovered how blue light emitted from your technology has a potential to...  read more


What Caused This Man's Scalloped Pupil?

By editor
July 31, 2018

    By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer July 31, 2018 06:37am ET A man's pupil had an unusual "scalloped" shape with irregular edges, the result of a rare genetic condition. The 46-year-old man's symptoms were concerning but not particularly strange: He was losing weight, experiencing episodes of fainting and having trouble walking. But when doctors...  read more


A Year In Review

By editor
February 20, 2018


Many eye disorders, seem to favor women over men

By editor
October 17, 2017

Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during their lives that negatively affect their...  read more


September is Sports and Home Eye Safety Month

By editor
September 12, 2017

Each year, thousands of people experience an eye injury while participating in athletic activities or cleaning and cooking to mowing and repairing around the house. Ninety percent of eye injures can be prevented through understanding, safety practices and the use of proper eye protection. Take the following steps to protect yourself and your children from...  read more


July, Eye Safety Month;

By editor
July 5, 2017

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths around and on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially damaging the eyes in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, we would like...  read more


Workplace Eye Wellness

By editor
March 2, 2017

March Is “Workplace Eye Wellness” Month  When it comes to the health of your eyes, we are all business. Each day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury. One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce workplace eye injuries is to wear proper safety glasses. Certain fields of work carry the...  read more


Replace your sunglasses every two years

By editor
September 21, 2016

New Study By Jennifer Lahmers Posted: Sep 09 2016 Everyone has that favorite pair of sunglasses but if you've been hanging onto those shades for a while, researchers now say it is probably time to let them go if you want to keep your eyes healthy. A new study out of Brazil suggests after two...  read more


Mini-camera on glasses helps blind people 'read'

By editor
May 11, 2016

HealthDay News May 5, 2016 A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to "read" and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers. The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology. The camera deciphers text and then "reads" it to the user through an earpiece. The device can even...  read more


May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

By editor
May 3, 2016

Now that finally the sun is out, protect your eyes from UV rays and choose the right pair of sunglasses. Exposure to UV rays can burn the delicate tissue around the eyes and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. If you spend a lot of time outdoors in bright sunlight,...  read more