Month: July 2016

Should You Be Concerned about Fungal Eye Infections?

Image of red, irritated eye of woman.

In 2006, an outbreak of an unusual and rare eye disease called Fusarium keratitis affected contact lens wearers around the world. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) received more than 200 reports of the disease. These high numbers serve to emphasize the importance of good visual hygiene, especially if you wear contacts…. Read more »

Five Eye Health Tips That Can Save Your Vision

Woman putting clean contacts in her eyes.

Eyesight may decline with age, but the habits you adopt now can influence how quickly changes to your eyesight occur and whether they become serious. Control the outside factors affecting your eyes on a daily basis and minimize your risk of disease with these five eye health tips. Slip on Some Sunglasses Your eyes can… Read more »

Important Characteristics to Look For in Sunglasses

You’d never dream of heading outside on a summer day without wearing sunscreen, but how often do you remember your sunglasses? Only 31 percent of people grab this important accessory on their way out the door, but even this group could be missing out on the benefits if their glasses don’t have the right protective… Read more »

What to Know About Light Sensitivity or Photophobia

Image of older woman shielding her eyes from sunlight.

Sensitivity to light, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light causes discomfort or pain. You experience this to some degree when going from a dark room to a sunlit area or when a flashlight is accidentally shined into your eyes. However, not all cases of light sensitivity are benign. “Afraid” of… Read more »

Don’t Be Fooled By These Vision Myths

Eye doctor presents glasses to patient.

There are a lot of confusing vision myths circulating about what can and can’t damage your vision. While some of these misconceptions are harmless, others could lead to permanent eye problems. We reveal the truth behind these five common eye health myths. You Can Look at the Sun Safely if You Squint The sun may… Read more »