Eyes

Healthy Foods For Your Eyes

Word of mouth has made common knowledge of carrots being a huge player in the health of your eyes. But it is rarely mentioned what foods can be eaten with them, or in place of them, to have the same effect on health. Exactly what other foods are good for the eyes and help reduce […]

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Sports Eye Protection

In a time that isn’t too far in the past, athletes did not bother with anywhere near the amount of protection that they do today. The players wore some, but what they did wear was mediocre at best, and eyewear specifically to protect the eyes was non-existent. Thus, in a surprise to no one, sports-related […]

Cataracts

Types Of Cataracts

Cataracts, you may understand this to be a clouding of the eye that impairs or destroys vision. You may have heard about the surgeries that correct the condition. But did you know that not all cataracts are the same? There are actually three primary types of cataract related to age: Nuclear Sclerotic, Cortical, and Posterior […]

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Protecting Your Eyes From The Sun

Warm weather is here, and with it comes the beloved outdoor activities. Whenever you are outside, be sure to protect yourself from the suns’ harmful UV rays. Sun hats, sleeves and sunscreen usually take care of that. But even when people take care of their skin and protect it from the sun, they often forget […]

Cataract

Cataracts

A cataract is a condition that affects the crystalline lens of the eye, or the lens capsule that envelopes the lens. The condition of cataract is a condition of clouding of the lens that may vary from slight, to complete opacity, and therefore blindness, if not treated before this advancement of the condition.

Vitamin E and Cataracts

Most of us were forced to eat carrots as kids “to get better vision”, according to our mothers. We grew up believing that rabbits crunching carrots all have excellent eyes, and we had cartoons to support our, and our mothers’, belief. It would seem logical to believe that, if we continue eating carrots long into […]

August 2011 Children”s Eye Health & Safety Month

1 out of every 4 school age children has some type of eye problem.   So it is important that we know how to protect our eyes from harm and how to determine if our child might have a vision problem.

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Headaches and Sunglasses

Most people suffer from headaches at one time or another, and many people in North American suffer from migraines, ranging in frequency from several times a year to once a month or more often. In many cases, a migraine or severe headache forces the sufferer into isolation until it goes away, damaging their ability to […]

Pink Eye Complications and Treatment

Pink eye is a common term for conjunctivitis. This common eye condition can be defined as a redness and inflammation of the membranes that cover the whites of the eyes. Conjunctivitis will also affect the membranes on the inner parts of the eyelids.

Eye Injuries

Sports cause more than 40,000 eye injuries each year. Interestingly more than 90% can actually be prevented. You might think that basketball and baseball are some of the safest sports to play but they actually result in the most eye injuries followed closely by water sports and racquet ball sports.