What Kinds of Services Will You Need to Maintain Independence After Vision Loss?
What Kinds of Services Will You Need to Maintain Independence After Vision Loss If you have experienced any loss of vision, there are many services and devices that can help you continue to live independently in your home and community. Vision rehabilitation services can help you regain self-sufficiency, improve your quality of life, and help you function independently, just as occupational and physical therapy restore the ability to function after a stroke or other injury Step 1: Start with Your Eye Care Professional The best place to begin the vision rehabilitation process is to make an appointment with your own eye care professional : An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic physician who specializes in the…
How to Deal with Spring Eye Allergies
Springtime brings warmer weather, opened windows and outdoor activities, but for allergy suffers it can...
Four Years of Chronic Pain
By Crystal Lindell, Columnist This month marks four years since I first woke up with random pain in my right ribs Sometimes it feels shorter than that. Sometimes, it feels so much longer. I didn’t want to write this column. I didn’t want to acknowledge this anniversary. I’ve been doing so much better lately. The pain, which is likely intercostal neuralgia, is way more under control than it used to be, thanks in large part, I believe, to getting my Vitamin D levels into the normal range. But it lingers, it’s always there, like a black shadow and a heavy cinder block, pulling me back. And after taking myself from 60 mg of opioids a day down to 5 mg, I decided this month to go back up a bit because the pain…
12 Tips for Eye Makeup Safety
Infections, irritation, and injury can result if cosmetics aren't used safely around the eyes. Practice these cosmetic safety strategies to prevent injury to the eye.
What You Need to Know About Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
If you have cataracts, you may be wondering about the different kinds of intraocular lenses options out there. Here’s everything you should know about them.
Why Does My Eye Twitch?
8 causes of and fixes for that annoying eyelid twitching.
What Is Low Vision?
Low vision is a condition where patients experience blurred sight, partial sight, tunnel vision, or even being legally blind. Unlike many other eye impairments, low vision cannot be corrected through glasses or surgery. Even with corrective lenses and ...
This is why you get those little floaters in your eye
‘Floaters’ are the little dots and shadows that float across your vision. Sometimes floaters will go through your eye and you won’t even notice, because your brain is hard-wired to adapt your vision to environmental changes. Other times, floaters can be quite alarming. Dots and lines going across your vision might make it difficult to concentrate and cause confusion, and the rest of your vision can become blurry if you’re worried and focusing on the floaters.
Why Is There Gunk in My Eye?
Discharge is your eye's way of telling you something's up. From sleep to serious conditions, here's what to look for and what it might mean.