Your overall health and your eye health are connected; taking care of yourself will also help maintain your vision. Many studies have shown that exercise and a diet rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables can protect against blinding eye diseases, but you shouldn’t wait until you’re having problems with your vision to take […]
Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an important role in providing eye care services, and each group has its own training and expertise. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor (MD) or doctor of osteopathy (OD) trained in eye care. Training includes a bachelor’s degree, medical school, residency, and often a fellowship to specialize in a […]
Refractive errors are one potential cause of blurred vision. The most common refractive errors are myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism (distorted vision); it is possible to have more than one refractive error at a time. Myopia A myopic eye is longer than normal or has a cornea that is too steep, so that […]
8 Common Eye Concerns for Adults 40+ It’s important to understand how your eyes change with age and what you can do to keep them as healthy as possible. Here are eight common eye conditions and diseases to be aware of, but don’t wait until you have symptoms to see an ophthalmologist. The American […]
Eventually, everything is affected by age, including your eyes. It’s important to understand how aging can change your eyes and what you can do to keep your eyes in the best health possible. Common Eye Conditions Related to Aging Presbyopia – when the lens in your eye loses flexibility, making it difficult to read up […]
There are things we can do every day to take care of the health of our eyes. Simple things, such as making sure we wash our hands before we touch our eyes, wearing sunglasses to protect our eyes from UV rays, eating nutrient-rich foods such as nuts, fish and leafy greens, and adhering to the […]
The layer of nerve cells lining the back wall inside of your eye is called the retina. This layer senses light that the lens of the eye has focused. It converts the light into neural signals that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes these signals visually; this is what enables you to see. […]
The macula is part of the retina located at the back of your eye. It’s responsible for central vision and seeing fine details. Your macula enables you to see color, read, use a computer, watch movies, drive, write, distinguish faces, draw, paint, and so much more!
Maintain your eye health this year with these everyday healthy eye habits. Schedule your annual comprehensive eye exam. Invest in sunglasses with UVA/UVB protection. Practice the 20-20-20 rule. Add eye-healthy foods, like leafy greens and colorful fruits, to your diet. Stay active and hydrated. Wear eye protection while playing sports. Quit smoking.
Having 20/20 vision doesn’t mean you have “perfect” vision, but it does mean your vision is sharp and clear. Other vision skills, such as peripheral awareness, eye coordination, depth perception, ability to see moving objects and to discern objects that are similar in brightness to their background, focusing ability and color vision also contribute to […]