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.
Most casual basketball fans should know the name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. For those who don’t know, Kareem is the highest scoring player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Even more points than Michael Jordan!
Kareem was known as being dominant, tall, his patented “Skyhook” shots…and the goggles. His goggles had more to do with his success than you might think!
For the women of Nanodropper, the company’s mission to provide better access to vision-saving medications is personal. Co-founders Allisa Song, Dr. Jennifer Steger, and Mackenzie Andrews have each experienced problems related to their eye health. Two of every three people living with vision problems are women, and with April being Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, the team decided to shed light on their own brushes with the healthcare system and how daunting it can be to seek out proper eye care.
Our hope is these stories will inspire you to go get your annual eye exam, and prioritize your overall health, which includes your eye health!