| Aug 19, 2010
There's more to a vision test than checking your vision. During a routine exam, eye doctors can detect chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and even high cholesterol. And since most people 50-plus wear eyeglasses, optometrists can be the first...
| Aug 13, 2010
Reaching from Los Angeles to Yerevan, local doctors are healing the eyes of Armenian infants who otherwise would go blind.
In June, a team of six doctors performed surgeries at a neonatal clinic in Yerevan, delivered key equipment and trained roughly...
| Aug 12, 2010
Q. It seems that all my friends are having cataract surgery lately. What can I do to reduce my risk?
Americans are living longer than ever before, and most people who live into their 70s and beyond will develop cataracts at some point. That's why it's...
| Sep 9, 2010
At 5 p.m., as Jose Vega uncaps a tiny, $100 tube of ointment, he thinks of work. As a chef at Jabinero's, he should already be spreading ingredients - onions, peppers, meats - across the restaurant stovetop. But instead, he spreading ointment over two...
| Aug 30, 2010
Although most people know to head to the eye doctor when they have trouble seeing things correctly, many people don't know the differences between the duties of an optometrist and those of an ophthalmologist.
The obvious difference, however, is that an...
| 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...
| 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...
| May 20, 2011
| 1:30 AM
FARGO, N.D. - The snow had finally melted and the ground was no longer soggy, so I began inspecting our landscape. I wanted to see if our perennial plants had survived the winter. Fortunately, our rosebushes were budding, the tall grasses were growing and...
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 9:00 PM
More than 1,200 Marylanders die every year because of a fall, according to the National Council on Aging. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths among people older than 65 and the leading cause of doctor visits, hospitalizations and...
| 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 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...