Posts Tagged ‘Cataract Awareness Month’

Women's Eye Health

By editor
April 6, 2016

April is Women's Eye Health Month 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...  read more


Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

By editor
March 7, 2016

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 There's just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believes current data isn't adequate to assess the potential benefits and harms of...  read more


Tips for Healthier Eyes

By editor
December 16, 2015

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at...  read more


Cataract Awareness Month

By editor
June 2, 2015

June is cataract awareness month. Cataract is clouding of the natural lens of the eye. More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, and it is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the world. Cataracts do not hurt and they grow as time progresses. This growth is usually caused by...  read more


June, Cataract Awareness Month

By editor
June 1, 2014

Cataract Awareness Month June 1 - 30 Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are close to 22.3 million Americans age 40 and older with cataracts. More than half of all Americans will have cataracts by age 80. For information and to read more click here