Does nearsighted mean it’s easy to see close up or far away? What’s the difference between these opposite conditions, and what causes these types of vision loss? We’ll give you a hint — there’s a bit of physics involved! Read on to learn more about nearsightedness and farsightedness, and what it could mean for you!
Have you ever noticed your eye doctor talk about IOP at your eye exam? Or perhaps you’ve heard about it from a family member with glaucoma and wondered what they were talking about. Either way, Nanodropper has got you covered! Read on to learn what intraocular pressure is, and why it’s an important measurement for your eye health.
Did you just get a prescription for eyedrops? Or have you used them for a long time? Ever have trouble getting them in your eyes? Or do they drip all over your face?
If you’ve ever wanted to know how to put in eyedrops better, use this helpful guide to help you succeed with your drops, and feel less stressed.
When you think of vision loss, do you first think of glaucoma and cataracts? If so, you may be surprised to learn that Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is actually the leading cause of vision loss for people over the age of 65 in the US.
What exactly is AMD? February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about the symptoms, what your eye doctor looks for, and if you are at risk for this disease.
Be honest — when was the last time you got your annual eye exam? It seems to be the one part of our health that gets pushed aside more than any other.
“Even if you don’t have vision insurance, annual eye exams are important for early eye disease detection,” says Dr. Thanh Pham, an Optometrist serving the Greater Seattle Area. “In most of the USA, for under $100, you can see your local optometrist for a full ocular examination.”
In this blog, we cover a breakdown of what you should expect at a typical eye exam for that investment — hopefully you’ll agree that it is money well spent!
Those interested in eye health have probably heard of glaucoma, an eye disease that leads to vision loss. But did you know that there are many different types of glaucoma? And how do you know if you are at risk or have symptoms of this condition? What should you do about it? Whether you are eye health savvy, or are hearing about glaucoma for the first time, read on to learn more!
When people go to the doctor and request a medical marijuana license (in states where it’s legal), glaucoma is one of the most frequently cited reasons. This disease has even compelled the federal government to grant compassionate marijuana use in the past. The popular Weedmaps service has even written about marijuana and its potential treatment of glaucoma!
But is cannabis truly an effective treatment for glaucoma?
In previous blogs about diet and eye health, we discussed the important connection between nutrition and vision. In industrialized countries, deficient intake of fruits and vegetables that supply the macular carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-zeaxanthin leads to light sensitivity, glare, and suboptimal vision. In this article, we will explore another vital role played by this unique trio of nutrients in reducing the risk of irreversible, central blindness from an eye disease known as Macular Degeneration.
Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. Health experts often tout the positive effects of exercise: reduced blood pressure, reduced cardiovascular risk, improved metabolism and insulin resistance, strengthened muscles and bones, to name a few. But did you know that the benefits of exercise extend to the eyes? Here we’ll discuss just how exercise exerts its beneficial effects on the eyes, and review the literature on those benefits in the most common eye diseases.
A person with diabetes will experience high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia). The glucose from the food we eat needs to be transferred from the bloodstream into the cells to provide energy. A hormone called insulin usually assists this transfer. A diabetic person either produces none or not enough of this crucial hormone — and hyperglycemia can occur.
There are complications to having high blood sugar levels, and it can affect many body functions. One function that can be particularly affected is your vision. This blog will go over some of the eye diseases associated with diabetes — the causes, symptoms, and some common treatments.