Vision Health


Job Applicants With Vision Loss Face Many Barriers

People who are blind or partially sighted face many barriers when seeking employment.


How to Read Eyeglass Prescriptions

Reading an eyeglass prescription may seem daunting, but this article will make it much easier to understand.


How to Read an Eyeglass Prescription

Written by an optician, this article explains how to interpret an eyeglass prescription.


Definition of YAG Laser Posterior Capsulotomy

YAG capsulotomies are routine procedures used to restore vision after the formation of a secondary cataract, also called posterior capsular opacification.


Definition of an Intraocular Lens

Cataract surgery has been around since 800 BC, but the intraocular lens (IOL) is a recent invention. An IOL is a device implanted into the eye to correct vision after a cataract is removed.


Narrow Angle Glaucoma: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Narrow angle glaucoma attacks are very painful and usually strike without any warning. This article explores the causes, symptoms, and treatments of this condition.


What Is Keratitis? — Causes and Symptoms

Keratitis is a term used to describe inflammation of the cornea. There can be several reasons for this inflammation. This article discusses the causes and symptoms of keratitis.


Tests for Diabetic Retinopathy

There are several different test for diabetic retinopathy that your ophthalmologist can perform. This article discusses the most common tests, how they are performed and why they are used.


Definition of Color Blindness

The term "color blind" is rather misleading. Those who are affected can still see color, just much differently than those with normal color vision.


The Five Most Common Eye Problems in the Elderly

As we get older, everything in the body begins to break down. The eye is no exception! This article explains the five most common problems that affect the eyes of older adults.


How Does Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

Symptoms of glaucoma often do not show up until considerable visual loss has occurred. This is not the case for diabetics, however. Someone with diabetes is at much higher risk for vision loss.


Types of Senile Cataracts

Cataracts will affect all of us at some point in our lives. This article discusses the symptoms and treatments for different types of senile cataracts that are the result of the aging process.


How Does Diabetes Cause Blindness?

Diabetes can cause a myriad of problems not only in the body, but in the eye as well. It can even lead to blindness. This article discusses the different ways diabetic disease can cause vision loss.


Retinal Problems With Diabetes

Diabetes can wreak havoc on the body. No where is this more prevalent than in the eye. Learn how diabetes causes problems in the retina, how these issues are diagnosed, and their possible treatments.


How to Treat a Scratched Cornea

Scratched corneas can be very painful, and if left untreated they can cause vision loss. This article discusses causes, treatments, and information about what the condition feels like for the patient.


What Is Pink Eye? Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Did you know there are three different types of pink eye? Or that this condition is more prevalent in the summer? Here's what you need to know to protect yourself and your family.


Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment for Severe Dry Eye Syndrome

We've all had itchy or watery eyes, and many of us have had dryness at one time or another. This article has all the information you need on dry eyes, including treatments and causes.


Anatomy of the Eye: The Tear Film, Lids, and Lacrimal Glands

Information on the structures of the outside of the eye, as well as diseases and ailments that affect these structures, such as pink eye and blepharitis.


How Age-Related Macular Degeneration and CNVM Affect the Layers of the Retina

Age-related macular degeneration destroys vision and quality of life. This article explains the disease, causes, and treatments.


Posterior Vitreous Detachment: Everything You Should Know About Flashes and Floaters

What is a posterior vitreous detachment? What are floaters and flashes? This article explains what they are, how they form, and whether they are a threat to your vision.


How to Handle Night Blindness and Headlight Glare

Do you have difficulty driving at night? This article explores some of the potential causes—as well as suggestions for how to reduce the problem.