People with dry eyes lack sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Inadequate tear production and poor tear quality are among the most common causes of dry eyes, but it was only recently that researchers realized that a vitamin D deficiency can also trigger this eye condition.
Over 30.3 million people in the U.S., or 9.4% of the overall population, have diabetes, a chronic disease caused by a deficiency in the production of insulin in the pancreas. Diabetes is also the leading cause of vision loss in America for people under the age of 74.
Many common vision problems develop during childhood. Poor eyesight during a child’s formative years can hinder learning and development. In today’s post, Innovative Eyecare, your eyeglasses specialist, discusses the link between a child’s visual health and learning capacity in today’s post.
Many people only visit their eye doctor when they notice changes in their vision, but that shouldn’t be the case. Eye exams should be performed regularly to detect underlying problems, allowing for prompt treatment. Today, Innovative Eyecare, your trusted eye care associates, discusses four eye tests that may be performed during a comprehensive eye exam […]
Your risk of developing eyesight problems such as cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, increases with age. Fortunately, with proper nutrition, you can reduce the risk of these eye conditions and maintain good eyesight.
To protect your eyes from dust, debris and microorganisms, your lacrimal glands (also known as tear glands), located above each eye, produce tear fluid. This keeps the eyes moist and free from impurities. People with dry eye syndrome, however, may experience irritation and inflammation because their tear glands don’t supply sufficient moisture to lubricate the […]
Astigmatism is a vision condition that causes blurred vision. It occurs when the cornea is curved in an irregular way, preventing light rays from being focused properly on the retina. This results in blurred vision at varying distances, leading to discomfort and headaches.
A total lunar eclipse occurred on July 27, 2018. This was the first instance since 2011 that the moon passed by the center of the Earth’s shadow. It was also considered the longest one of its kind in the 21st Century. Unfortunately, it wasn’t visible from North America. The next lunar eclipse is projected to […]
Reading is a complex process. It requires your eyes to recognize the letters, while the brain connects those letters to sounds. The sounds then have to be placed in the correct order and form the right words. Afterward, the words will be pulled together into sentences and paragraphs you can read and comprehend.
The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the back of your eye. It converts the light rays that enter your eyes into nerve signals, which the optic nerve sends to the brain for interpretation. Prolonged high blood pressure, however, may cause thickening of retinal blood vessel walls, impeding blood flow to your eyes […]