#WorldSightDay: Your eyes could predict diabetes years before development

Doctors may soon look into your eyes to see your risk of having diabetes. Researchers found that eye lens show changes in the body that may predict the disease even years before its development

#WorldSightDay: Your eyes could predict diabetes years before developmentThe new study, presented at the recent meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabete (EASD) in Spain, used a newly developed biomicroscope to observe advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) in the eye. High levels of AGEs can contribute to a number of diseases, including eye nerve damage and neuropathy. The biomicroscope sends blue […]

#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesight

It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted - until something happens to threaten it. This throws vision’s importance into sharp relief

#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesightHere, ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD, explains the five most common conditions affecting your vision and shares tips for preserving your eyesight. Cataract The problem: Light rays from objects in view must pass through your lens to reach your retina’s light-sensing cells. When a cataract clouds the lens, your vision fogs and lights get a halo. […]

Can staring at a computer screen all day make you blind?

Majority of us spend a lot of time staring at computer screens, but can it actually blind us?

Can staring at a computer screen all day make you blind?With the amount of screen time we get everyday, especially through computers if we work at an office, it’s become a pretty common suspect when we start losing our 20/20 vision and have to set eye doctor appointments for prescription glasses. And if you’re the least bit knowledgeable about computers, it ‘kind of’ makes sense. […]

Here are 5 common reasons why your eyes feel sore

Do you find yourself constantly rubbing your eyes, feeling weighed down by heavy eyelids, or having to wipe away excess tears now and then? Based on the type and severity of your symptoms, you may be overdue for an appointment with an eye care professional.

Here are 5 common reasons why your eyes feel soreHere are some of the possible reasons why your eyes feel sore and irritated: You are suffering from dry eye symptoms If you have a condition known as dry eye, you are unable to produce enough tears to lubricate the surface of your eyes. Symptoms include episodes of excess tearing after dryness, heavy eyelids, and […]

Forget the whole soul thing—your eyes are actually a window to your health

Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can reveal

Forget the whole soul thing—your eyes are actually a window to your health“Simply by looking in someone’s eyes, we can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body,” says Rahul Khurana, MD, a retina specialist in northern California. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age […]

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food

7 subtle signs that prove you’re not as healthy as you think you areHowever, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of ‘physical, mental, and social well-being, and the resources to live a full life.’ Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating healthy and pairing it […]

4 common causes of eye pain

Eye pain can be attributed to a variety of causes. It is typically divided into conditions that affect the cornea, conditions that affect other parts of the eye, and conditions involving other areas of the body that cause pain to be felt in the eye area

4 common causes of eye painCommon causes of eye pain typically center around particular parts of the eye. These include the cornea, the white of the eye (sclera), and a thin layer that covers it called the conjunctiva. The colored part of the eye is the iris. The muscles that control the eye, the nerves, and the eyelids can also […]

Eye health: Here are a few eye care mistakes you might be making

Your eyes might be easy to take for granted, but your vision is too important for that. It might be time to take a closer look at your eye-care routines to see if you’re doing more harm than good

Eye health: Here are a few eye care mistakes you might be makingYou don’t get annual eye exams It’s a good idea to see your eye doctor each year to make sure all is well, especially once you’re over 40. They’ll check how well you can see, and they might put drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen, your pupils to help them to check for […]

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health

A thorough eye test can detect a variety of eye conditions which, if left untreated in a child, could affect their eye health later in life, potentially even leading to partial or complete loss of sight

9 signs you can’t ignore when it comes to your child’s eye health“Vision isn’t the first culprit parents think of when their child is struggling in school, but it can be playing a part in their child’s poor school or sports performance,” says Marcela Frazier, an Associate Professor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology. A thorough eye test can detect a variety of […]

Follow these tips to improve eye health

Here are some tips you can use to make sure your eyes are always at their best

Follow these tips to improve eye healthFor many, many years, it’s become common knowledge among scientists (and the scientific community in general) that the growth and development of new cells, also known as neurogenesis, happens in the brain. However, thanks to new and emerging research, we now know that the eyes, which are technically extensions of our brains, also have that […]
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