Heading outside to get some much-needed fresh air? You throw on some sunscreen, put on your sunglasses and head on outside to soak up the sun. You were careful to buy the best sunscreen to protect your skin, but did you buy the right sunglasses to protect your eyes? While your sunglasses may be the … Continue reading Sunglasses 101: Are your sunglasses really protecting your eyes?
We’ve all had a late night crying, only to wake up with puffy eyes. Or you may have pulled an all-nighter, regretting it in the morning when you look in the mirror. The skin around your eyes is very thin and tender. If you have bags under your eyes, you might want to consider making a … Continue reading Bummed about the bags under your eyes? Try this…
Vision loss and blindness are among the top 10 disabilities in the U.S., affecting about 3 percent of Americans. Loss of vision often affects activities of daily living, and can lead to depression, social isolation, and a greater risk of falls and injuries. An estimated 4 million Americans age 40 or older are either blind or have … Continue reading Vision loss and blindness are among top disabilities in America
It’s said that your eyes are the window to your soul, but what about when you have a case of red eye? No one wants to feel embarrassed or deal with the hassle of red eyes. People may avoid you, thinking it’s something contagious when it could be something as simple as the dust in … Continue reading 3 reasons your eyes might be red
Glaucoma could be silently killing dozens of vision fibers in your optic nerve right now without you knowing. This silent “thief of sight,” affects more than two million American over the age of 40, and that number could rise to four million by 2030, according to the National Eye Institute. That is why dedicating a … Continue reading Glaucoma: Is this sneaky disease stealing your vision?
If you’ve driven a car with a dirty windshield towards the setting sun, you can imagine what it feels like to have a cataract in your eye. “A cataract is any opacity in the human lens of the eye, and if the opacity becomes significant enough, it will block, smudge, or smear light that comes … Continue reading Cataracts: Driving with a dirty windshield
When adults aged 50 years and older suffer a hip fracture, their risk of death increases anywhere between 5.75 percent to 7.95 times in the following three months! Those who survive the injury often continue to have trouble moving around and taking care of themselves, and may require placement in a nursing home. The risk … Continue reading 5 Ways to Prevent Hip Fractures
When a patient is diagnosed with glaucoma, many times they believe that they will go blind and there’s nothing they can do about it. But Scott & White ophthalmologist Glen O. Brindley, MD, who is the director of the division of glaucoma at the Scott & White Eye Institute, said that is not true. “[Glaucoma] … Continue reading Glaucoma: The silent thief of vision
As Frances Rogers was out buying new flowers at the garden center, she felt signs of a migraine coming on. The heat was pounding in her head, and she went back home to rest and watch television. As she sat on her couch she covered one eye at a time, realizing little specks of colors … Continue reading More than meets the eye
With the wave of new technology, many of us find ourselves staring at a screen for hours. Whether you’re old or young, desk job or not, our eyes are often locked and focused. Luckily, the TV watching, handheld browsing, and most electronics do not directly damage our eyes. Optometrist William White from the Scott & … Continue reading Staring at a screen, saving your eyes