Getting your eyes checked each year is very important, particularly if you wear contacts and glasses. Here’s why you shouldn’t miss an eye screening.
By middle age, the lenses in your eyes harden, becoming less flexible. Your eye muscles increasingly struggle to bend them to focus on this print. Usually, this leads to needing glasses. But a new form of training — brain retraining, really — may delay the inevitable age-related loss of close-range visual focus so that you
Article courtesy of National Eye Institute. 1. Eat right to protect your sight. Keep your eyes healthy by eating a well-balanced diet. Load up on different types of fruits and veggies, especially leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens. Fish like salmon, tuna, and halibut have been shown to help your eyes, too. 2. Get moving. Did you know
Article courtesy of Dr. Dawn Stratton for KY Forward. Shopping for eyeglasses can be fun and frustrating at the same time. To streamline the process, I have a new business coming to Central Kentucky this summer… more to come in a future column! In the meantime, there are two main things to consider when shopping for
Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients’ anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests. “Music listening may be considered as an inexpensive, noninvasive, non-pharmacological method to reduce anxiety for patients undergoing elective eye surgery under local anaesthesia,” said lead researcher Dr. Gilles Guerrier, from Cochin University Hospital in Paris.
Ever heard of eye mites? Millions of people have them but most don’t even know it. CBS Miami reporter Ted Scouten began looking into the problem after he was diagnosed with eye mites — known medically as Demodex Mites — along the base and lid of his eyelashes. He wanted to share his story to
Article courtesy of Dallas News. For most of human history, workers relied on strong backs to make a living. Today, you need healthy eyes. The digital age has radically altered the way we use our eyes. The average U.S. worker spends seven hours a day on a computer; most add in more screen time after
Eye Health: Spring is the season of splashy colors, unfortunately many see them through red, itchy eyes
Article courtesy of KY Forward. As beautiful as this spring is in Kentucky, it leaves many people with red, itchy, watery eyes. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates 50 million people in the United States have seasonal allergies. Living in the Ohio Valley, which is an area known for containing a lot