Topic: vision loss

child eye safety

Avoid Eye Injuries During Sports Competitions

Every day Americans sustain injuries to their eyes, at home, on the job, or during sports activities. Of the 1.6 to 2.4 million individuals who experience eye injuries, an estimated 40,000 will be legally blind in the injured eye. Nearly 90 percent of the injuries are preventable if individuals use proper safety eyewear and take precautions to avoid possible unsafe situations.

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5 Medical Advancements Improve America’s Lives

Over the past 50 years, new medical advancements have dramatically improved people’s lives: antibiotics, vaccinations, CT imaging and MRI scanning, statins, kidney dialysis and liver and kidney transplants. Researchers are working continually to identify new treatment options. Consider five new advancements that soon will be introduced, as featured in Women’s Health:   1. Saving hair during … Read Full Article

blurred vision

Corneal Inlay Surgery Corrects Blurred and Other Problems

You may have heard about cataract and LASIK eye procedures. Have you heard about corneal inlay surgery? This is a relatively new technique that is improving the lives of people over age 40 who struggle with blurred or near-vision problems. As people age, their eyes usually change. Suddenly they notice that life around them doesn’t … Read Full Article

hearing

Improve Your Hearing in the Dark

Spending time in total darkness may improve your hearing. New research studies indicate that people may be able to enhance their hearing if they simulate blindness for a short period of time. Researchers at the University of Maryland and the Mind/Brain Institute at Johns Hopkins University studied the visual impact on adult rodents that were … Read Full Article

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Helping Kids Adjust to Eyeglasses and Contacts

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.