August 18, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight
  • Comments Off on Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American Eclipse

Latest Eyesight News FRIDAY, Aug. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — One of the biggest celestial events of a lifetime — a total solar eclipse — is heading towards millions of Americans on Monday. But what’s the safest way for your eyes to view it? The total eclipse — the first

Read More →
August 18, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight
  • Comments Off on 6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC

6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDC

Latest Eyesight News THURSDAY, Aug. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — About 6 out of 7 U.S. teens with contact lenses use them improperly, upping their odds for serious eye infections, government health officials say. Surveying 12- to 17-year-old contact-lens wearers last year, researchers found 85 percent admit to at least

Read More →
August 10, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight
  • Comments Off on Eye Floaters

Eye Floaters

What are eye floaters? “Eye floaters” are deposits or condensation in the vitreous (often referred to as vitreous humor, vitreous fluid, or vitreous gel), the material that fills the posterior part of the eye. People use the term eye floaters to describe seeing spots within their vision that move or

Read More →
August 10, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight
  • Comments Off on Eye Strain

Eye Strain

How do health care professionals diagnose eye strain? Eye strain is diagnosed on the basis of the history that the patient provides and the absence of any serious eye disease. What is the treatment for eye strain? Eye strain is extremely common. As computer use has become commonplace, more people

Read More →
August 09, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight
  • Comments Off on Chalazion

Chalazion

Sty vs. Chalazion A sty is sometimes confused with a chalazion (see below), which is a cyst or a specific type of scarring due to chronic inflammation arising in the meibomian glands of the eyelid. A chalazion may develop when the infection of a sty persists over time, resulting in

Read More →
August 03, 2017 by Contributor in Eyesight
  • Comments Off on As World’s Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow

As World’s Population Ages, Blindness Rates Likely to Grow

Latest Eyesight News THURSDAY, Aug. 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More than 36 million people worldwide are blind, while 217 million more have moderate to severe vision loss, and experts now report that they expect those numbers to surge. By 2050, the researchers said, the number of blind people is

Read More →