Recent studies surrounding glaucoma and its causes have continued to shed light on the disease’s behavior. The primary determining factors for glaucoma rest within the optic nerve at the back of the eye, which can be at risk for damage when the intraocular pressure (IOP) of the eye becomes too high. When the optic nerve receives too much pressure for long periods of time — such as in the case of glaucoma — it can no longer send the “full picture” of your eyesight to the brain, leaving blind spots around the perimeter of your vision.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration — or ARMD — is one of the most nagging eye diseases to cause trouble later in life. In fact, the number of ARMD cases in America is expected to present in over 22 million people by the year 2050. The wet variant of ARMD is particularly dangerous, and generally requires eye injections to keep it at bay.
Recent advances in technology are doing more than just wirelessly charging our smart devices and sending private investors to space. They’re also bringing us closer to better ocular health management, especially when it comes to glaucoma treatments.
Not all aspects of eye health will give you noticeable symptoms like red eyes, swollen lids, or stinging pain. In fact, there are plenty of ocular complications that occur beneath the surface of the eye and don’t affect your vision until it’s too late. The most well-known of these diseases is glaucoma, a condition which is the result of optic nerve damage in the eye. If you take too long to begin glaucoma treatment, the condition can eat away at your peripheral vision until it reaches the center!
The eyes are one of the most sensitive organs in the human body, and so it comes as no surprise that taking care of them requires a delicate method. After all, it’s not like you can slap a band-aid on your cornea when something feels wrong!
Eyedrops are the saving grace for the ailments troubling our vision. In some cases a direct application of medical solution to the surface of the eye — in the form of eyedrops — is the most effective way to heal irritation and infection. Whether you want to hydrate your dry eyes or are on a treatment regimen for ocular diseases like glaucoma, you’re more than likely going to turn to eyedrops to preserve your eye health.
Why are my eyes so dry? Why does it hurt when I blink? How do I treat dry eyes?
If the pain in your eyes has left you with thoughts like these, you’re not alone. Although many of us have experienced dry eye syndrome before, the symptoms can be really different from person to person, episode to episode. Sometimes the problem is nothing more than a slight irritation to blink away. But other times the eyes might experience stabbing pains and vision problems. Keep reading to learn what causes dry eye…and what you can do to cure it!
Think for a moment: how much time every day do you spend watching a screen?
With useful technologies like smart phones, tablets, television screens, and computer monitors becoming so integrated in everyday life, it can be hard not to inadvertently stare at pixels for several hours every day. We all know that keeping our attention buried in blue light can make our eyes tired after a while, but can too much exposure cause significant problems? Keep reading to learn the effects of screen time on our eyes!
It’s official — summer is here! The solstice on June 20 marked the start of the sunniest season. So grab your bathing suit, beach chair, and SUNGLASSES! While we are enjoying our summers it’s important to remember that our eyes can be damaged from the sun. Thankfully, there is an easy (and fashionable!) way to prevent this. Read on to learn more about why sunglasses should be a must-have for your summer kit.
Did you know prescription eyedrop bottles release drops that are 5 times too large for your eye to absorb? This means that if you have a 100 percent success rate getting eyedrops into your eye, you are still wasting 80 percent of the medication in your bottle.
This is where nanodrops (which you can achieve with the Nanodropper!) come into play regarding your eye health.
“Don’t read in dim light, it’s bad for your eyes!”
We know it sounds familiar, but is it true? It’s time to bust some myths related to eye health and vision. Nanodropper is here to sort fact from fiction with these five common vision myths.