Diabetes increases the risk of multiple eye diseases, many of which, such as diabetic eye disease, can lead to permanent vision loss. Oftentimes, there are no early symptoms for these conditions, making it essential for people with diabetes to receive regular comprehensive eye examinations. What causes diabetic eye disease? When a person’s blood glucose levels remain too high for too [...]
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Eye Care Professionals encourages individuals to watch for the signs and symptoms associated with diabetes and diabetic eye disease. What are some common diabetes symptoms? Diabetes is a surprisingly common disorder, affecting 9.4 percent of the US population. As people get older, their likelihood of developing the disorder increases. Researchers estimate that one quarter (25.2 percent) of Americans over the [...]
Dark circles around the eyes occur for many reasons. Primarily, dark areas appear as we age. The older we get, the thin layer of skin around our eyes tends to become thinner. In addition, this are becomes wrinkled. As result, the veins underneath it become visible and prominent. Other instances of dark circles around the eyes are results of a [...]
Wondering what causes your eyes to twitch involuntary? In most cases, the twitching only affects the upper eyelid, which you can’t stop. The eyelid movement generally lasts for seconds. According to experts, eye twitching is usually caused by stress, fatigue and caffeine consumption. Tobacco use and sleep deprivation can also result in this condition. Eye twitching is generally harmless and [...]
Losing one’s vision is one of the greatest life challenges that one can experience. However difficult a condition it may be, there are vision aids that can help patients cope with the struggle. Fortunately, vision disorders like corneal disease or diabetic retinopathy can be treated. On the other hand, there are conditions that cannot be treated, leading to vision loss. [...]
Having double vision after staring too long at your computer screen? You might just be having symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). CVS is a group of symptoms resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for prolonged periods of time, aggravated by poor work environment and habits. Symptoms include dry eye, eyestrain, decreased tolerance to light, blurred or [...]
Eye Care Professionals is answering common questions parents have about their children’s eye health. When should children receive their first eye exam? Parents should have their children’s eyes examined during well-child visits starting at around age three. During this exam, your child’s eye doctor will look for refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism), as well as other common childhood eye [...]
The organization Prevent Blindness America along with the American Academy of Ophthalmology encourages Americans to be mindful of the signs and symptoms associated with cataract symptoms. Here are several common myths about cataracts: Myth: Cataracts only affect older adults Cataracts are most common in older adults, but it’s still possible to develop a cataract when you’re young. Factors like long-term steroid [...]