Archive | Eye Care

Don’t ignore what’s right before your eyes

When it comes to your vision, it might be time to start acting like a grown-up. Because as adults, we understand how important it is to take good care of our cars, our homes, our appearance and hopefully our health, right? A recent survey undertaken by the American Academy of Ophthalmology revealed that over half […]

Learn about a surgery that can save your vision

Some people who are blind in one eye may then discover they are losing their sight in the other. They may have gone to doctors and been told nothing could be done to save their vision. But there can be a diagnosis for this problem, and in many cases, vision-saving surgery can be performed. The […]

Maximizing vision in both eyes with monovision

Monovision. The sound of the word might make you think that it’s a type of vision that involves using only one eye, not a particularly positive way to enjoy seeing. In truth, monovision is a popular method used by eye surgeons to optimize vision is both eyes — distance and near vision — following cataract or […]

Holiday vision health is in the eye of the beholder

When you look at those holiday food spreads, do you see nothing but unhealthy calorie overload? You’re not alone. This time of year, meals aren’t exactly renowned for their nutrition benefits. But there’s a different way to look at holiday fare, and your eyes will thank you as much as your body. Look for holiday […]

Protecting Your Eyes from the Bright Boca Sun

Living in Boca Raton, there’s no shortage of sunshine. In fact, this is one of the sunniest areas to live in the United States. Because of that, we all need to be cognizant about protecting our eyes from the rays of the sun. Everyone knows about ultraviolet radiation (UV) and your skin. From crow’s feet […]

Are carrots truly good for our eyes? Learn the truth

We’ve all heard plenty of stories about foods and beverages that can positively affect our health, some true, some not. Probably the most famous healthy vision food story is about carrots, with their connection to our vision quite well known. Most of us heard from the time we were little that we should eat our […]

Symptoms that could mean more than normal vision changes

According to the National Eye Institute, some 135 million people worldwide have an eye condition that causes “low vision.” Low vision isn’t simply what happens normally to our vision as we age, but can be the result of certain eye diseases and other health conditions that cause irreversible damage — from cataracts and glaucoma to […]

Why pressure is bad for your eyes

Being under pressure can help some people work at their highest level, but over time, stress and pressure can be bad for your health. This is also true when it comes to pressure and eye health. When the eye’s optic nerve experiences an increase in intraocular pressure (IOC), you can loose your sight to the […]

Don’t live with this inherited condition

As with many health conditions we face in life, Fuchs’ dystrophy is an inherited problem, which means there isn’t much that can be done to avoid its effects. Fuchs’ causes “corneal endothelia dystrophy,” which is a vision-threatening alteration of the cornea’s delicate inner lining. But even though this disease is genetic, it doesn’t mean you […]

What you should know about photokeratitis

Thanks to a lot of information about how the sun can cause skin cancer (and wrinkles), most of us know we need to wear sunscreen year-round, even on cloudy days. So it doesn’t make sense that many of us are still heading outside without any sun protection for our delicate eyes. You’re asking for a […]