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Glaucoma, commonly called the silent thief of sight, is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, which is critical for good vision. Learn what to do to protect and secure your sight.
Brad Stevens has had his share of health-related ups and downs through the years. The 37-year-old Boyceville, Wisconsin, man has Type 1 diabetes, which often causes diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease.
On Aug. 21, weather permitting, a solar eclipse — when the moon blocks the sun — will be visible in North America. While the eclipse is going to be a momentous occasion, it’s something experts say you need to enjoy safely.
Staring at digital screens often leads to tired eyes, blurred vision and headaches, but can also cause eye damage. Knowing the risks and how to safeguard your eyes from harmful blue light is important.
When Saydee learned that she had lazy eye and needed to wear an eye patch to help correct her vision, she realized that dedication was required.
Many workers underestimate the importance of eye health, especially when working 9 to 5, five days a week. Who has time to go see an optician to get special safety glasses? Hopefully, you do if your job requires it.
Renee Kuester-Sebranek, Chippewa Falls, wasn’t born blind, but she was aware at 17 that her vision would slowly decline and lead to blindness at some point in her adult life.
Thousands of accidents each year underscore the danger of fireworks. In 2014, 11 people died and an estimated 10,500 were treated in emergency departments for fireworks-related injuries in the U.S. Statistics show the typical victim of a firework injury is a 25- to 44-year-old male. Here's why you should leave fireworks to the professionals.
When a child has a red eye, it can be hard to tell the difference between a scratch on the eye (abrasion) and an infection (pink eye). Learn more about when it's time to see a doctor.
Macular degeneration is a common cause of age-related vision loss. The macula is the central portion of the retina, the back part of the eye which sends information from the eyes to the brain. Just like the infield of a baseball field is where most of the action happens, most of the important vision tasks like reading, recognizing faces and viewing road signs are done by the cells in the macula.
Looking good on Halloween often comes at a price, but that price should be in dollars and cents — not compromising your health. Unfortunately, misuse of decorative contact lenses and supplementing costumes with tinted eyewear may put your well-being at risk.
With the Fourth of July approaching and outdoor activities likely taking up much of your summer fun, it’s time to consider the importance of protecting your eyes. Eye injuries are largely preventable, but you need to be aware of risks and measures you can take to keep your eyes safe.