Recognizing March as National Save Your Vision Month
Kids live in a visual world. Nearly 80 percent of what they learn through age 12 is visual, and kids need more than 15 visual skills to succeed in reading, learning, playing sports and everyday situations.
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. View full article »
If you’ve looked at a bright computer screen or gazed at an object on a sunny day, you may have noticed spots, flecks or cobwebs in your vision. They’re called eye floaters, and while they can be bothersome, eye professionals say they are very common and usually are not a cause for concern. View full article »
Recognizing March as Save Your Vision Month
Close your eyes and imagine life without sight. National research indicates that the ability to see is the one sense people are most concerned about losing.
As people age, they are more likely to experience a serious eye problem that can result in diminished or permanent vision loss. The National Eye Institute reports that visual impairment often is caused by eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration. View full article »
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.
It is important to know the symptoms of potential vision problems to avoid permanent vision loss. Review this list of 10 warning signs: View full article »
For years medical professionals have touted the benefits of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy heart. Now scientists have discovered the hidden value of omega-3 fatty acids in benefiting eye health.
Researchers have discovered that an omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in cold-water fish, such as sardines, herring, salmon and tuna, is beneficial in preventing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This disease results in the loss of central vision, reducing the loss of fine-detailed vision required for driving, reading, detecting colors and recognizing people. View full article »