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Should I See an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist or Optician?By HVA published 2 weeks ago
Have you ever searched “eyecare” online? If so, you likely found three different terms for professionals who deliver such care: optometrist, ophthalmologist and optician.
Healthy Eyes, Healthier You: The Importance of Preventative Eye CareBy HVA published 2 weeks ago
People often say, “The eyes are the window to the soul,” but did you know that your eyes provide powerful insight into your overall health?
Making Life Easier for People with Low VisionBy HVA published 2 months ago
As we age, our vision naturally starts to decline. This can make everyday tasks difficult, especially for seniors with low vision.
What is Trichiasis?By HVA published 2 months ago
Have you ever heard of trichiasis? If no, you’re not alone. It's a condition affecting eyelashes, which can cause a number of symptoms, like eye irritation, redness and even vision loss.
Macular Degeneration - Symptoms, Causes & TreatmentBy HVA published 5 months ago
Macular degeneration is a common eye disease that causes vision loss in older adults. It occurs when the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine details, begins to deteriorate.
How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eye HealthBy HVA published 5 months ago
Diabetes is a serious disease that can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the United States.
It's not too late: Clinical trial seeking participants with chronic Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)By Brandpoint published 8 months ago
(BPT) - Imagine living for years, sometimes decades, with debilitating eye symptoms that not only affect your day-to-day activities, but often get written off or misdiagnosed by doctors.
Protect your vision with 7 habits for healthy retinasBy Brandpoint published 9 months ago
Habits that support a healthy lifestyle come in many forms, like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and keeping an eye on blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Common Age-Related Eye ProblemsBy HVA published 11 months ago
They say your eyes are the window to your soul, but they can also tell a lot about your overall health.
Eye Test Every Senior Should HaveBy HVA published 11 months ago
The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you have an annual or biennial eye exam if you are over 65 years old
Sunny Days Outside? Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes.By HVA published 1 year ago
Prolonged unprotected exposure can lead to photokeratitis, a sunburn on your eye that can cause temporary blindness or blotchy vision, cataracts and worsen glaucoma.
What You Need To Know About Cataracts – Symptoms, Causes & TreatmentBy HVA published 1 year ago
A cataract is the clouding of the lens, due to the protein that makes up the lens behind the eye beginning to change in structure, thus getting in the way of normal clarity of your vision.