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glaucoma

New Approach To Existing Procedures Offers Hope To Glaucoma Sufferers

September 4, 2014 - Posted by admin

Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. It is estimated that as few as 10% of those with the disease receive medical attention for it. While there is no cure, treatment can help preserve sight. What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is …

 
 
Cataracts

Cataracts Leading Cause of Blindness Worldwide

September 3, 2014 - Posted by admin

A recent report entitled “Cost of Vision Problems: The Economic Burden of Vision Loss and Eye Disorders in the United States,” issued by the Prevent Blindness organization, identified cataracts as the leading cause of blindness worldwide, affecting more than 24 …

 
 
Vision Tech

Technology Brings Hope for Normalcy to the Visually Impaired

September 2, 2014 - Posted by admin

Predicting that more 6 million Americans over the age of 40 will be suffering from low vision or blindness by 2030, double that of 2004, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) attributes the rise to the chronic diseases …

 
 
Flomax

Flomax and IFIS – What Your Primary Physician Needs to Know

August 28, 2014 - Posted by admin

Just this month, I spied the following question posed to Dr. Roach, a medical columnist for the St. Louis Today, prompting me to once again refocus my attention and energies on the importance of the ongoing discussion surrounding the problem …

 
 
Eye Exercise

Should You Try Out Eye Exercises?

August 27, 2014 - Posted by admin

They may not be able to fix your vision, but these exercises can help strengthen eye muscles. While most vision problems require prescription lenses or LASIK surgery, in some cases eye exercises may be used to help strengthen eyes and …

 
 
Contacts

6 Tips for Preventing Common Contact Lens Injuries and Infections

August 26, 2014 - Posted by admin

According to the CDC, over 30 million people wear contacts every day in the US alone. Nearly every one of those 30 million people will, at some point, neglect to take care of their contacts through the suggestions outlined by …

 
 
eye exam

National Eye Exam Month

August 21, 2014 - Posted by admin

Four reasons that you should be getting a regular eye exam.   August is National Eye Exam Month, and in its honor we’ve decided to keep you informed as to why you should be getting regular eye exams. Many of …

 
 
glaucoma

What Is Glaucoma? 5 Things You Should Know

August 20, 2014 - Posted by admin

According the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the world. Although an estimated 2.2 million Americans live with glaucoma, nearly half are not aware of it. There is no cure for glaucoma, so it …

 
 
vision correction

New Display Screens Promise Vision Correction

August 19, 2014 - Posted by admin

Could the screens on your tablet or computer correct your vision problems? That’s the question researchers from the University of California, Berkeley and MIT are trying to answer.   Think about your family and close friends. How many of them …

 
 
cataracts

New Laser Technology Offers Hope to Cataract Patients

August 13, 2014 - Posted by admin

More than half of all people in the U.S. over the age of 65 develop cataracts. As such, they are some of the most common causes of vision problems in the world. Fortunately, advancements in laser eye technology have made …