Do you have problems seeing at night? Millions of Americans do. You may just need glasses, especially if you’re nearsighted. On the other hand, it could mean that you have cataracts or other issues. If you’re afraid to hit the road after dark because you can’t see, let your doctor know. What Causes It? A wide range […]

Signs of Vision Problems in Young Kids

In young children, vision problems often aren’t obvious. Everyone has a vision of what children’s eye problems look like: Squinting, sitting too close to the television, rubbing their eyes. Though those can be symptoms of vision issues, sometimes there are no signs your child isn’t seeing well. Here’s what to watch out for and what to […]

Bilberries and Night Vision

What the research says about bilberry for vision. By Julie Edgar The legend goes like this: British Royal Air Force pilots, after eating bilberry jam for tea, bombed the enemy during WWII with devastating accuracy, their night vision heightened by the powers of the inky blue fruit. That story has never been confirmed — and […]

Why Does My Eye Twitch?

No one knows what causes this, which your doctor might call blepharospasm. When it happens, your eyelid, usually the upper one, blinks and you can’t make it stop. Sometimes it affects both eyes. The lid moves every few seconds for a minute or two. Doctors think it can be linked to: • Fatigue • Stress […]

Contact Lenses That Enhance Sports Performance

Contact lenses enhance sports performance in many ways, such as providing a wider field of view than eyeglasses. More than half of American adults have vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism and need corrective lenses. Many athletes who fall into this category choose contact lenses because of the competitive advantage they can provide. […]

How Can I Prevent Vision Problems?

Preventive eye care is the first line of defense against vision problems. Early detection of vision problems may offer more effective treatment options: • Have periodic eye exams (every 2-3 years for healthy patients under 50, yearly for patients over 50 or those with known health risk factors). • Know your family’s history for any […]

Can You Get Diabetes From Eating Too Much Sugar?

Written by Zawn Villines Sugar is irresistible to most people. So irresistible, in fact, that sugar cravings might be rooted in evolution. Craving sugary foods, or so the theory goes, could help prevent starvation. In a modern world, however, where food is often plentiful, sugar consumption is linked to diabetes, obesity, and other health problems. Research […]

Do You Suffer From Migraines With Vision Problems or Vertigo?

Are Migraines A Problem? Are They Affecting Your Enjoyment of Life? Many people who get migraines also have problems with their vision and may also experience, photophobia (light sensitivity), phonophobia (sound sensitivity), nausea, lethargy, dizziness or vertigo along with the headaches. These symptoms can be both concerning and anxiety provoking. They usually improve or even remit with treatment. […]

Eye Allergies: How To Get Relief

Eye allergies — red, itchy, watery eyes that are bothered by the same irritants that cause sneezing and a runny nose among seasonal allergy sufferers — are very common. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that 50 million people in the United States have seasonal allergies, and its prevalence is increasing — affecting […]

Flaxseed Oil and Fish Oil for Dry Eyes

Flaxseed oil and fish oil contain important dietary fatty acids that have multiple health benefits, including prevention or treatment of dry eyes. Other benefits include a lower risk of heart disease and a reduction of chronic inflammation that can lead to a variety of serious diseases, including cancer and stroke. Chronic inflammation also has been indicated […]

Dry Eye Treatment Options

Reviewed by Richard Adler, MD Dry eye syndrome is a chronic and typically progressive condition. Depending on its cause and severity, it may not be completely curable. But in most cases, dry eyes can be managed successfully, usually resulting in noticeably greater eye comfort, fewer dry eye symptoms, and sometimes sharper vision as well. Because […]