Common Eye Problems for People with Diabetes

People with diabetes have to protect against many threats to their health, which unfortunately includes their vision and eyesight. As time goes on, diabetes can damage a person’s eyes and cause them to experience poor vision or even blindness. The group of eye...

How to Avoid Eye Strain When Working From Home

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of office workers have left their workplaces and shifted their daily operations to their own homes.  In fact, the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research reported that 42 percent of Americans are now working from home...

How Smoking Damages Your Eyes & Vision

How Smoking Damages Your Eyes & Vision  If you’re a smoker, you may already know how cigarettes, cigars, and pipes can damage your lungs and raise your chances of getting serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease. But did you know that smoking can also...

Easy Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar & Protect Your Vision

How to Lower Blood Sugar Levels & Prevent Eye Damage If you have diabetes, it is essential to keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy range. Doing so can prevent additional health complications such as diabetes-related eye diseases that damage vision.  Blood...

Age-related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. With AMD you lose your central vision. You cannot see fine details, whether you are looking at...

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing...

What are Cataracts?

What are Cataracts? Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear, like the top lens in the illustration. If you have a cataract, your lens has become cloudy. It is like...

What is Glaucoma?

What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60 years old. But blindness from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment. Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the...

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