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  • Commonly called lazy eye, amblyopia can be treated successfully if detected early enough in childhood.
  • People with serious vision problems from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a cornea transplant.
  • Whether or not you require vision correction, sunglasses can add an element of comfort and enhanced performance to your activities, while helping you look great.
  • The struggle between fashion and function is officially declared a tie! Never before have eyeglass frames been offered in so many stylish choices. Yet, you'll be amazed at how many options are at your fingertips to help you see well, and protect your vision.
  • Eye problems can range from mild to severe; some are chronic, while others may resolve on their own, never to appear again. The articles below will give you a basic understanding of some of these problems and their implications. The cardinal rule is if your eyes don't look good, feel good or see well, you should visit your doctor.
  • To excel in most sports, you need more than just 20/20 eyesight. A sports vision specialist can help you tune up other visual skills that are important as well.
  • Learn about changes that occur to your eyes and your vision as you grow older - and what you can do to protect your eyesight.
  • Often mistakenly called “stigmatism,” this common vision problem can be corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
  • Get a quick overview fo the types of eyeglass frames and lenses available to you.
  • If you are among the 85 million Baby Boomers in the United States and Canada (born between 1946 and 1964), you've probably noticed your eyes have changed. Most notably, presbyopia - the normal, age-related loss of near focusing ability - usually becomes a problem in our 40's, requiring new vision correction solutions. Learn about measures you can take to keep seeing clearly for years to come.
  • Sports eyewear does more than just protect your eyes from injury - it offers performance advantages as well.

  • Protect yourself from age-related eye problems and vision loss by following these simple tips.
  • If you are over 40, already wear glasses, and your "arms aren't long enough" to read a newspaper, it's time for multifocal lenses.
  • Red, swollen eyelids and crusty debris at the base of your eyelashes are signs you may have blepharitis.
  • Which frame material is right for you? Learn about the different types of metal and plastic, and the advantages of each.
  • Just as our physical strength decreases with age, our eyes also exhibit an age-related decline in performance - particularly as we reach our 60's and beyond. Some age-related eye changes are perfectly normal, but others may signal a disease process. It's important to recognize signs and symptoms, and perhaps even more important to mitigate the effects of aging with some simple and common-sense strategies.
  • Sports eyewear can give you the performance edge you're seeking for just about any sport. But make sure you get the eye protection you need as well. And after you're fit for the right eyewear, you might want to take your game up a notch with the same kind of vision training used by professional athletes.
  • The proper spots eyewear will help you see as clearly in the pool and underwater as you do on dry ground.
  • Vision problems can seriously affect the quality of life of America's seniors. Learn what you can do to prevent or cope with age-related vision loss.
  • "One-size-fits-all" doesn't apply when it comes to eyewear. The best eyeglass lens solutions for work and play are those tailored specifically to your vision needs.
  • Cataracts are a common cause of vision loss after age 55. Surgical correction is safe and effective, and offers several new options for better vision.
  • It's no longer a simple choice between glass and plastic. Today's lenses offer many options to help you see and look your best.
  • Good vision is critical when hunting or using a firearm, so look for the right features when buying "shooting glasses."
  • Enjoy sports to the fullest, with no worries about eye safety. Learn more about the benefits of protective sports eyewear for you and your kids.
  • There is no need to advertise your age with bifocals or trifocals-choose progressive lenses.
  • AIDS or other diseases that affect your immune system can increase your risk of serious eye problems from cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection.
  • All about reading glasses, including why custom-made readers are superior to the pre-made variety from the drugstore.
  • People with serious vision problems from an eye injury or disease affecting the front surface of the eye can often regain vision with a cornea transplant.
  • Low vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that cannot be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. The primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, but low vision also can be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
  • The risk for dry eye increases with age, especially for women.
  • If undetected or uncontrolled with medication, diabetes can cause serious vision loss, even blindness.
  • Eye Doctor Definitions: What are Opticians, Optometrists and Ophthalmologists?
  • Are you bothered by red, itchy eyes? You may have allergies.
  • “Floaters” are usually normal and harmless. But if you notice a sudden increase in floaters or floaters accompanied by flashes of light, see your eye doctor immediately.
  • Glaucoma is a variety of disorders in the eye that can lead to loss of vision and even blindness. The most common type of glaucoma is caused by a gradual and painless rise of pressure inside the eye.
  • Also called farsightedness, hyperopia is a common vision problem that can cause headaches, eyestrain and trouble reading.
  • This eye disease causes the cornea to grow thinner and bulge forward in an irregular cone-shape. Treatment options range from gas permeable contact lenses to a cornea transplant.
  • This age-related problem is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in Americans age 65 and older.
  • Also called nearsightedness, myopia is a very common vision problem, affecting up to one-third of the U.S. population.
  • You’ve heard of high blood pressure, but what about high eye pressure?
  • Pingueculae and pterygia are funny-looking words for growths on the surface of your eye.
  • This acute and contagious form of conjunctivitis is particularly common among preschoolers and school-age children.
  • Ptosis is a drooping eyelid. Surgery is usually required to correct this problem.
  • A detached retina is a medical emergency. Learn the warning signs of a retinal detachment and what you can do to avoid permanent vision loss.
  • These inherited disorders, commonly abbreviated as RP, cause progressive peripheral vision loss, night blindness and central vision loss.
  • This common problem is simply an infected lid gland. Learn how to prevent and treat styes.
  • This inflammatory eye disease can cause permanent vision loss if not promptly treated.
  • It’s not true “insurance” that protects you against unexpected or overwhelming financial obligations. Vision insurance, on the other hand, is a wellness benefit designed to provide routine eye care, prescription eyewear and other vision-related services at a reduced cost. Learn about types of vision plans, and how they work.