Eye Health

Eye Health The sense of sight is precious. Read about the latest news on eye disorders such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, vision problems, etc. 

Take This Test To Find Out How Well You See Color

By | Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:14

The Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test can help you determine how well you see color.

New Implant Could Replace Your Reading Glasses [VIDEO]

By | Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:02

Soon enough middle-aged people will have the option of replacing their reading glasses with a thin corneal implant.

Mental Mischief: How The Brain Tricks Us Into Seeing Sharper

By | Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:21

Our brains are constantly tricking the mind into believing it's seeing the world around us better than we actually do.

Start Early For A Lifetime Of Good Vision And Healthy Eyes

By | Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:56

It's never too early for parents to take steps to prevent eye problems in their kids, even if it's just feeding them carrots.

How Artificial Eyes Are Made [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:30

Artificial eyes help thousands of people retain a sense of normalcy. If you've ever wondered how they're made, it's more an art than a medical service.

Eyes Are 'Windows To the Brain' For Rare Dementia

By | Mon, 08/25/2014 - 09:05

Doctors say the retina holds clues to neuron changes that precipitate an uncommon form of dementia that causes parts of the brain to shrink.

How Routine Eye Exams Could Save Older Lives

By | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:12

Loss of visual acuity negatively impacts aging adults' instrumental activities of daily living levels, which in turn increases their risk for mortality.

Infrared Sensors May Soon Allow The Blind To Do Away With Cumbersome Canes

By | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:52

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a device that uses infrared sensors to detect obstacles ahead. With further research, it may one day replace canes.

5 Horrific Things Caused By Not Taking Care Of Your Contacts

By | Thu, 08/07/2014 - 09:30

Improper contact lens care can lead to serious health complications, including blindness and corneal ulcers.

'Text Neck,' E. Coli, And Other Reasons Your Phone Is Bad For You [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:33

Dry eyes? Neck pain? Never go anywhere without your phone? Cell phones are causing a raft of health problems.

Student Who Wore Contacts For 6 Months Straight Goes Blind From Cornea-Eating Parasite

By | Sat, 07/12/2014 - 15:55

A Taiwanese student who wore her contact lenses for six months straight without cleaning them went blind recently after a parasite bred underneath them and went on to eat her cornea.

Regrowing Eye Tissues From Stem Cells Just Got Easier

By | Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:04

Researchers have discovered how to regrow human corneal tissue and restore vision using a molecule that acts as a marker for limbal stem cells.

All That Schooling May Have Made You Nearsighted

By | Sun, 06/29/2014 - 19:40

The more you know, the more you're likely to be nearsighted, according to a new study linking environmental factors to myopia.

A Nightmarish Warning For Colored Contact Lenses From 'American Horror Story'

By | Sat, 06/28/2014 - 15:05

Crews from the TV show, "American Horror Story," helped to explain how incorrect use of decorative contact lenses can cause their fictional eye injuries to become your reality.

Telemedicine Can Screen Preemies For A Blinding Disease [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:50

Telemedicine is an effective way to screen premature babies for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity.