| Oct 19, 2011
| 7:49 AM
We’re always talking about foods that are good for our waistline, our hearts, and even our skin, but how about foods that are good for our eyes, as well? In today’s Get the Skinny: the top foods that might help to protect our vision, and how...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Thanks to iLASIK, I can see clearly now!
After years of consideration, Mark Cox of Lynchburg finally made the decision to have LASIK eye surgery. His only regret is that he didn’t get it done sooner.
According to the Vision Council of...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 11:51 AM
Fox59 is helping to bring eye health into focus.
Dr. Lacy Boggs runs a private practice in Lebanon. She said just because you have 20/20 vision, it does not mean your eyes have a clean bill of health. She said there are three main issue you should be...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Question: I recently became a diabetic. My doctor told me I might develop Diabetic Retinopathy. What is it?
Answer: Diabetic Retinopathy is damage to the blood vessels in the retina. A healthy retina is essential for good vision.
Damage to the...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:43 PM
While most of us don't think twice about our ability to see the world around us, many lack even the basic access to eyeglasses.
FOR THE RECORD:
An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Dr. Ahsan Khan was the president of...
| Jan 21, 2008
IT was an affront to my baby boomer self's illusion of eternal youth to experience a growing inability to decipher freeway signs. I was forced to rely upon passengers, including my teenage son's sharp vision (and tongue) for navigating.
Finally, I got...
| Nov 13, 2009
Diabetes is a serious disease that can bring about complications such as blindness and other vision-related disabilities.
According to Prevent Blindness America, diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness in adults 20-74 years of age. A...
| Dec 1, 2009
In a year where an estimated 2.8 million Baby Boomers will celebrate their 60th birthday, age-related eye diseases are becoming increasingly important health issues, according to the American Optometric Association (AOA). The AOA is reminding Americans 60...
| Aug 11, 2009
For the millions of baby boomers who will eventually need cataract surgery, here's some cheering news: New types of implantable lenses promise to restore your youthful vision. Unlike the standard single-power lenses doctors have been implanting for 30...
| Aug 12, 2009
| 5:59 PM
Two local ophthalmologists are about to start a journey that will improve the eyesight of about 100 rural Vietnamese people in just one week, and they will do it all for free.
"The folks that we're going to be operating on, they can hardly walk," Dr....
| Aug 25, 2009
Few 40-year-olds' to-do lists include "Be proactive about not going blind," so you might have to play catch-up. Age 40 really is the time to start protecting your eyes against serious diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, neither of which...