EYE CARE

Eye Problems Occur More Often in Older Women  

Natural hormonal changes and longer lives make the difference.

How Much Do You Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Millions of Americans are affected by age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that damages the eye's central vision. To learn more about macular degeneration, take this quiz, based on information from the National Eye Institute.

1. People who have the greatest risk for developing AMD are 60 or older.
2. AMD develops as one of two forms, wet or dry.
3. AMD leads to total blindness.
4. Smokers are more likely to develop AMD than nonsmokers.
5. A blurred spot in the middle of your vision is one symptom of AMD.
6. One way to help prevent AMD is to eat plenty of green leafy vegetables.
7. AMD is difficult to diagnose.
EYE CARE

A Guide to Eyeglass Lenses 

Eyeglasses can be prescribed for a range of vision problems, from nearsightedness to farsightedness to the diminished vision of advancing age.

EYE CARE

How Often to Look Away from Your Computer  

If you spend hours each day working at a computer screen, you may suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, itchy eyes, and occasional double vision.

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Don't Ignore Dry Eyes 

The condition called dry eyes may feel a sand-like grittiness that can range from mild to severe.

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The Risks of Lasik Surgery 

It’s attractive to ditch the glasses and contact lenses, but surgery has a down side.

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Myopia Is Becoming an Epidemic 

Kids should be spending much more time outdoors to prevent the condition.

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Don't Take Your Eyes for Granted 

The number of people losing their vision is growing, yet experts say much of this vision loss could be prevented.

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Bifocal Glasses May Increase Your Risk of Falls 

Wearing bifocal or multifocal glasses while walking — and looking too far ahead of where you are stepping — may cause potentially serious falls.

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Protecting Your Sight as You Grow Older 

Age-related processes can affect your eyesight; have regular eye examinations to detect early warning signs.

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Hope for Macular Degeneration 

People who lose their central vision to macular degeneration can usually be helped by low-vision specialists.

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A Possible Cure for Color-Blindness? 

Adult monkeys can see red for the first time after a gene treatment.