Basic Rules For Good Eye Care

Basic Rules For Good Eye Care

Eye care is an important health topic that most people seem to disregard. People do not seem to care a lot about taking care of their vision while it is in good condition. They seem to act only when they begin to suffer through certain vision problems. But sometimes action during this time may already […]

Healthy Foods for Your Eyes

Healthy Foods for Your Eyes

Taking care of your eyes should be a lifelong habit. Maintaining eyesight is all about getting all the right nutrients in order to preserve eye health. Here are some of the foods that you should try to add into your daily diet if you wish to maintain good eye health. Green, Leafy Vegetables Vegetables like […]

Compound In Red Wine, Grapes Seen As Possible Treatment For Eye Diseases

Compound In Red Wine, Grapes Seen As Possible Treatment For Eye Diseases

Researchers have discovered that a compound that can be found in red wine and grapes may also have the potential to treat eye diseases such as age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. A compound known as resveratrol, usually found at high levels in grape skin and at low levels in blueberries, peanuts and other […]

Blindness Warning Signs

Blindness Warning Signs

Blindness is a condition that people may dread happening to them. Eyes and vision is essential in order to appreciate life. Going sightless can have quite a negative impact on life. It is a condition that can usually be prevented by early detection.In order to avoid blindness, it is important for people to know the initial signs that may lead to this unfortunate condition. There are certain warning signs that may show up in some people prior to blindness to set in. Here are some of them.Flashing…

What Is Optic Neuritis?

What Is Optic Neuritis?

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, numerous nerve fibers found in the eye that transmits visual signals to the brain. It usually develops as a result of an autoimmune disorder triggered by a viral infection. That is why optic neuritis can sometimes be an indication of multiple sclerosis in some people.Optic Neuritis CausesThe optic nerve is a bundle of nerve fibers covered by myelin, the insulating material found in nerve cells. There are certain autoimmune conditions that may…

FDA to Oversee LASIK Procedure Results

FDA to Oversee LASIK Procedure Results

The Food and Drug Administration, along with the Defense Department and the National Eye Institute, has recently announced that it will be looking more closely into LASIK surgery and procedures amid certain reports regarding safety and its effectiveness. FDA says that it will be launching a three-year study to determine the number of patients who undergo the said procedure for correcting vision may be experiencing troubling symptoms as a result of the surgery.The said study was formed as a resul…

Understanding LASIK Surgery

Understanding LASIK Surgery

LASIK surgery is a popular procedure currently being used to help people correct their vision problems. The refractive surgical procedure involve the use of special lasers capable of changing the shape of the cornea in the eye to improve eyesight by correcting vision problems such as far-sightedness, near-sightedness and astigmatism. The advantage of this procedure is that it enables patients to require less time to recover and feel less pain during surgery. Basic Pre-Operative ProcedureThe LASI…

Eyelid Twitching

Eyelid Twitching

Eyelid twitching is a term used for the condition where the eyelid muscles undergo through a period of involuntary spasms. ┬áThis can make the eyelids twitch and, in some cases, cause the eyelid to temporarily close and re-open again. Causes of Eyelid TwitchingThere are many factors that may cause the eyelids to twitch involuntarily. But the three common ones that can do this to the eyelid muscles are stress, fatigue and caffeine. Depending on how they may affect the individual, some of the spasm…

Natural Way to Improve Your Vision

Natural Way to Improve Your Vision

For centuries we have relied on visual aid to help us with our ailing vision. What is rarely known is that we can actually improve our vision the natural way. This doesn’t mean however, that the improvement is so significant that we need not utilize our visual aids anymore, but it’s enough to decrease our dependency on them. Bad habitsSome visual defects are caused by habits that can be corrected (even reversed) if they are caught on time, to be replaced with good ones. Some of these bad habits …

Understanding Tears

Understanding Tears

We produce tears for many reasons. Our eyes may be brimming with tears when we cut up an onion, suffer from seasonal allergies, or when foreign objects irritate our eyes. We may also shed tears when we get too emotional or when we feel extreme pain. In many cases, yawning and urinating can also make us cry. 3 types of tearsTears are categorized as basal, reflex, and emotional. All of these types occur for different reasons. We release basal tears regularly to keep our eyes lubricated. Basal tea…