Category Archives: Eye Facts

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Cataracts

While everyone should see an eye doctor regularly, people with diabetes should be especially cognizant of keeping their eye examination appointments. There is a significant relationship between diabetes and cataracts, and if left unchecked and uncontrolled, this can lead to serious vision problems. The Basics about Cataracts If you have a cataract, the lens of… read more

How Wintry Weather Affects Your Eyes

Winter comes with its complications and ailments, but what many people fail to realize is that wintry weather affects your eyes too. The frigid cold and drifts of snow are the biggest culprits when it comes to damaging your eyes, and certain precautions must be taken to avoid any potentially long-term complications. Continue reading to… read more

Post-Menopausal Dry Eye Facts Every Woman Should Know

Itching, burning eyes are commonly associated with seasonal allergies, illnesses, and minor injuries. But there’s one more cause of dry eye that many people do not know: menopause. Post-menopausal dry eye can be very frustrating because it’s a persistent problem. Women may attempt to simply live with the symptoms without realizing that there’s help. Research… read more

How to Decode Your Contact Lens Prescription

To the unknowing person, a contact lens prescription looks incredibly complex with various numbers and abbreviations. Even a regular eyeglass prescription can be overwhelming, and these prescriptions typically only include sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and base. These together measure things like lens power, astigmatism, and eye alignment. Contact prescriptions usually include more information to ensure… read more

How Exercise can Protect Your Vision

It seems like exercise can do almost anything, from helping to focus your mind, to weight loss, and even reducing your chances of getting certain cancers. But has anyone told you that exercise can protect your vision? In the past decade, health studies have indicated that there is no shortage in what exercise can do… read more

Corneal Abrasion: How to Treat a Scratched Eye

A corneal abrasion, or scratched eye, is one of the most common conditions that bring people to the eye doctor. The problem is that it can happen anywhere, at any time. Although usually the symptoms aren’t severe, it’s important to take precautions to avoid making it worse. What is a Corneal Abrasion? A corneal abrasion… read more

How Driving in the Dark Can Be a Challenge

With Daylight Savings Time over as of the beginning of November and the season slowly changing into winter, our days will get shorter and shorter over the next several weeks. This change comes with earlier sunsets, and that means you’ll find yourself driving in the dark more often, even as soon as you start your… read more

Hydration for Healthy Eyes

Dehydration is a potentially serious health problem that goes far beyond feeling thirsty on a hot summer day. Though most people are familiar with some of the more common symptoms of dehydration, including dry mouth, headaches, and muscle cramps, the signs of severe or chronic dehydration on the eyes are less well understood. Here is… read more