Cataracts used to be considered a health problem that affected older people, but now doctors are diagnosing younger Americans in their 40s and 50s.
Many people schedule regular exams to have their vision checked, but may wonder if it’s necessary to have a comprehensive exam that includes dilation of both eyes.
Do you have to squint to see objects far away? Or hold items at arm’s length in order to read small print? Medical professionals report that orthokeratology technology may help improve these vision problems.
Rashes — we’ve all had them. They are annoying, painful and itchy. Sometimes rashes occur with an illness, infection, insect bite, a drug reaction to a drug, stress, an encounter with a poisonous plant or an allergy to a product, causing hives and swelling of the skin.
It is important for children and teens to wear protective sunglasses when spending time outdoors.
The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see.
Many people believe that vision problems occur mostly as you age. Although older individuals are at increased risk for several eye diseases, vision problems can occur at any age.
For individuals diagnosed with cancer, one of the nagging concerns is whether it will spread to other parts of the body. Although body scans can be performed to identify cancer cells, most tests can only show active growth areas.
There is new hope for individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that impacts the lives of more than 1.75 million Americans. By 2020, medical professionals predict this number to climb to more than 3 million.
Glaucoma is a silent killer of sight. It is an eye disease that attacks the eye’s optic nerve – a vital nerve that sends signals to the retina, where they are interpreted as the images we see.