| May 30, 2012
| 5:01 PM
Even if you are reading this without glasses, it's not too early to start taking your eye vitamins. Some nutrients can stave off the burdensome vision loss and eye disease that occur as we age, mounting research suggests.
But claims by supplement...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:05 AM
FARGO, N.D. - I really need to clean the windshield. It's really dirty, my husband commented one day about 15 years ago.
I was looking straight ahead through the crystal-clear windshield on the passenger side of the vehicle. I strained my neck to peek...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:34 AM
MARINELAND, Fla. - Her eyes are cloudy now, a blueish-gray haze blocking out some of the sunlight that glints off the water in her habitat.
She doesn't always move as nimbly as the dozen other dolphins sharing her space, either.
But that's OK, because...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 1:54 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The risk of a person's retina detaching after having a cataract removed is dropping, says a new study.
Australian researchers found that the number of people who needed their retina reattached after their cataract was...
| Aug 1, 2012
After learning she needed cataract surgery for her weakening eyesight, Merle Gordon decided to wait a few months until her ophthalmologist could offer laser surgery with more precision.
She's glad she did. Gordon received a new type of laser surgery on...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:37 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A young harbor seal rescued at South Mission Beach underwent cataract surgery this week, a procedure that might allow her to be returned to the ocean, SeaWorld San Diego announced Friday.
After her rescue on June 13, SeaWorld veterinarians...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:06 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contrary to some past research, a new study finds that elderly adults who have cataract surgery could face an increased risk of falls and fractures in the next year - at least if they have only one eye done.
The increase was...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:46 PM
“Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”—John 12:21b
My only previous experience with contact lenses was in eleventh grade when a classmate tried on my girlfriend’s (now my wife of thirty-seven years)...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 2:26 PM
When Debra Crawford was in her 20s, she received a life-changing diagnosis.
She had diabetes.
From that moment on, every day, every hour would require constant, unwavering attention to meals, lifestyle and medication.
The Hagerstown woman would...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Few things are more disconcerting than not seeing well. According to the American Optometric Association's American Eye-Q survey, 46 percent of consumers say eyesight is the sense they worry more about losing. The group offers some recommendations,...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
This post has been updated since its original publication. Hand-painted, colorful striped sunglasses. That's the second chapter of Toms Shoes' one-for-one business. "With every pair purchased, Toms will give someone sight," said Toms founder Blake...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Do you see what I see?
If the answer to your eye doctor's question is no, it's probably time for stronger glasses.
Or maybe the problem is something more serious.
By age 65, one in three people has some form of vision-impairing eye disease, says the...