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How Diabetes Impacts Eyesight

How Diabetes Impacts Eyesight

One of the many things diabetes can impact when it isn’t carefully controlled is eyesight. Whether it’s type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes (which functions like type 2 while it lasts), the risk of developing a variety of eye diseases ... Read More »

Corrective Lenses Through History

Corrective Lenses Through History

Since as early as 60 A.D., people have been using vision-correcting tools to help them see. Around that time, the Roman philosopher Seneca used a glass globe of water to magnify text, while Emperor Nero needed a magnifying emerald to see gladiator fights. ... Read More »

The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep

The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep

Studies have shown that sleep deprivation hits the body and mind a lot like alcohol. That isn’t great, but where do our eyes fit into the equation? When we get enough sleep, it’s great for both our overall health and our eye health, and we can ... Read More »

The Importance of Eye Protection for Athletes

The Importance of Eye Protection for Athletes

An estimated 90% of eye injuries are preventable if the right eye protection is worn. That means that 27,000 out of 30,000 sports-related eye injuries in America could be avoided by taking this one simple precaution. You might think of eye protection ... Read More »

How Does Animal Eyesight Work?

How Does Animal Eyesight Work?

We wouldn’t have gone into the optometry field if we weren’t fascinated by eyes, and there are some incredible ones in nature. There is such incredible variation in how eyes work across the animal kingdom that we could spend years studying ... Read More »

What Is Pink Eye?

What Is Pink Eye?

How much do you know about conjunctivitis (pink eye)? The main symptoms of pink eye are the redness that gives it its common name, itchiness, and either thick or watery discharge. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear outer layer of tissue that ... Read More »

Welcome to the Glasses Club!

Welcome to the Glasses Club!

Wearing glasses can be a big adjustment for kids when they’re just starting out. The temptation can sometimes be to leave the glasses at home instead of wearing them, even though that means going through a day of fuzzy vistas and squinting. ... Read More »

What Are the Most Eye-Healthy Foods?

What Are the Most Eye-Healthy Foods?

We’ve all heard that eating carrots will give us amazing eyesight. Fun fact: that idea is actually leftover World War II propaganda. The British wanted to keep their new radar technology secret from the Germans, so they claimed far and wide that their ... Read More »

How Does an Active Lifestyle Help Eye Health?

How Does an Active Lifestyle Help Eye Health?

Staying active is great for our health, including the health of our eyes! Eating well, getting enough sleep, and exercising regularly are how we stay in shape, feel healthier, and get stronger. We can reduce our risk of developing chronic health problems ... Read More »

The History of Cataract Treatment

The History of Cataract Treatment

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness, and the history of treating them is long and fascinating. Over 20 million adults 40 and up in the US will develop cataracts, and by the time they reach 80, half of them will. Normally, the lenses in ... Read More »

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