Glaucoma affects more than 3 million people in the United States, and the National Eye Institute forecasts that by 2030 that figure would have risen by 58% to 4.2 million. Glaucoma is usually so undetectable that many people are unaware they have it. What is glaucoma, and why is it important to know about it?
Oxygen is crucial to your body, including your eyes. It may not seem obvious, but your eyes need enough oxygen in order to be healthy and functional. If you’re wearing contact lenses for long hours every day, you should be aware of how this can restrict the amount of oxygen reaching your eyes.
High blood pressure or hypertension is a common condition that can negatively impact your heart and kidney. But did you know that, if left untreated, hypertension can also wreak havoc on your overall eye health? According to vision therapy doctors, hypertension can lead to damage to the blood vessels in your retina and lead to […]
Sometimes, you’ll have trouble wearing your contacts. You might have also been told that you’re not a good candidate for normal contacts because they’re “hard to fit” for your eyes. This is often because some eye conditions make it difficult to wear them. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear contact lenses as there are […]
Amblyopia is the lack of visual acuity or development in one or both eyes. Also known as lazy eye, it can be caused by different conditions, such as astigmatism or varying degrees of farsightedness or nearsightedness. But despite the myths surrounding amblyopia, it can be treated.