November is National Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Awareness Month! This month, healthcare workers and organizations all across the country encourage individuals to watch for the signs and symptoms associated with diabetes and diabetic eye disease.
With Halloween on the horizon, you might be tempted to invest in some spooky, colored contact lenses. After all, finding them is easy – you can buy them on the internet, in Halloween shops, or even at your local drug store. In fact, buying colored contact lenses is so easy that it’s tempting to believe they’re as harmless as a pair of fake devil horns.
On August 21st, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible in North America. The Boise area will experience the solar eclipse from 10:10 am until 12:50 pm with the maximum phase happening at 11:27 am. The last time a total eclipse was visible in the Northwestern U.S was February 26th, 1979 making this a remarkable event to behold.
LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis) is an eye surgery designed to improve vision. Refractive errors that LASIK can improve include nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.
Although LASIK only takes a few minutes to complete, the results of the procedure should last a lifetime. Most people enjoy clear vision as early as the next day.
But what happens during LASIK? How can a laser change your vision in just a few short minutes?
This month marks Healthy Vision Month, a yearly celebration of eye health and a reminder to take proper care of your vision. During this month, the National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends following these five eye health guidelines.
Sports-related eye injuries are surprisingly common. According to a 2016 study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University, Harvard, and other institutions, approximately 30,000 sports-related eye injuries are treated at emergency rooms each year. (Other studies are less optimistic, placing the estimate at around 100,000 sports-related eye injuries per year.)
Cataracts affect an estimated 20.5 million people-about one in six Americans. If you are over seventy you have a greater then fifty percent chance you have cataracts, the leading cause of vision loss in people over age forty.