Types Of Cataracts And Their Symptoms

Cataract is easily one of the most common vision related problem, which especially affects the older generation, irrespective of the gender or race. However, it can be easily treated with the help of advanced laser surgeries. But the question bothers a lot of people, is that when is the right time to go for cataract surgery.

Cataract does not cause permanent vision loss. Therefore, in most cases it is up to the patient whether he/she feels the necessity to go for a cataract treatment or not. If you are not experiencing any major changes in your vision, then you can afford to delay the treatment because it is neither going to hurt or damage your eye. Some people do not get it removed while others go for it the moment they experience glares or similar problems, especially when it affects their profession. Continue reading “Types Of Cataracts And Their Symptoms”

Some Real Effective Tips And Exercises To Improve Your Eyesight Naturally

Improve Your Eyesight Naturally

If you want to improve your vision without undergoing certain laser eye surgeries which are on offer these days, then here are some useful eye exercises for better vision which you may try to get the desired results.

Pencil Pushups

  • The first exercise involves making a dot on one side of the pencil and focusing on both the dot as well as the pencil while bringing it closer and then moving it away from you. This exercise can treat certain vision related problems such s double vision and strabismus.
  • Next, you need to hold a pencil and keep it at an arm’s length. Now concentrate on the dot on the pencil that you created a while ago.
  • Once your entire attention is on the dot, slowly bring the pencil closer to you while keeping your focus on the dot.
  • The moment you begin to see two pencils instead of one, just stop it right there.
  • Take a break by looking elsewhere for some time. You can also close it for a few seconds if you want.
  • When your eyes feel relaxed, start focusing on the pencil again. However, if you still see two instead of one, then you can extend your break.
  • Now slowly move the pencil away while keeping your entire focus on the dot.
  • Repeat the aforementioned steps and do it for 5 to 10 minutes regularly. If you perform these eye-pushups on a daily basis, you will experience an improvement in your vision.

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Fix Astigmatism With Laser Eye Surgery

Astigmatism is one of the most common vision related problems that affects more than half of the human population to some extent. Despite the fact that it is so common, people often tend to misunderstand it. In fact, even medical students find it hard to come up with right answers. Some confuse it with strabismus, a condition which causes abnormal alignment of eyes. And then there are others who do not know that it can be treated with iLASIK laser treatment. What that basically means is that there is quite a bit of confusion surrounding this optical defect.

So let us first try to figure out what is astigmatism all about.
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Useful Tips To Keep Diabetic Eye Disease At Bay

diabetic eye disease

With our dependence on technology increasing with each passing year, it is our health that has taken a beating as more time is being spent in sedentary behavior. This, in turn, has not only increased the rate of obesity but diabetes as well. And what is worrisome is the fact that there are a lot of people who are already suffering from diabetes but are simply not aware of it.

Diabetes is one of those diseases that affect several organs of the body, such as heart, kidneys, nervous system and eyes, thereby making the patient vulnerable to some serious health problems. Diabetes can even lead to blindness if blood sugar levels are not kept in control.

Diabetic eye disease can not only affect normal vision but also lead to serious vision related problems. Therefore, people suffering from diabetes must get their blood sugar levels checked on a regular basis. Continue reading “Useful Tips To Keep Diabetic Eye Disease At Bay”

How To Avoid Those Springtime Eye Allergies

Springtime Eye Allergies

Approximately one in five Australians experience seasonal allergies, aka allergic rhinitis, aka hay fever. Often these allergies are caused by grass or pollen that comes from trees, weeds and grasses – which is why these allergies are commonly experienced in Spring. As a result, the often flu-like symptoms are generally felt for a few months, and those microscopic, omnipresent catalysts are pretty difficult to avoid during this period.

The symptoms of airborne allergies are usually felt in the eyes. This means that along with incessant sneezing and runny noses, you get to also experience red, swollen, itchy and watery eyes. A slightly more severe symptom is conjunctivitis, which can also result from seasonal allergies. Continue reading “How To Avoid Those Springtime Eye Allergies”

Why World Sight Day is observed


Not many people are aware of the World Sight Day which is observed on the second Thursday of October every year. It is a global event initiated by the World Health Organization in coordination with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). The purpose of celebrating this event is to create awareness among the human population about blindness and other vision related problems, while also focusing on eye care so that people can live a life devoid of any sort of vision impairments.

Vision impairment is a major health related issue which affects people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. An important reason behind most of these problems is the lack of awareness among people about eye health care. Most people simply do not give the kind of attention that their precious eyes deserve. Continue reading “Why World Sight Day is observed”

Training your Vision: Does it Work?

Training your Vision

We are often hearing of the myriad benefits of exercise. We might be told that going for a run or a swim, or participating in some other form of cardiovascular exercise keeps our hearts and minds healthy. It might be that we are told to partake in flexibility exercises, in order to keep out bodies limber and to prevent injuries. There are endurance exercises, balance exercises, mind game exercises, neck strengthening exercises – you name it; just about every body part can be exercised in some way or manner in order to improve some aspect of it. So what about eye exercises? You may have heard that exercising our eyes can improve – or prevent the further degeneration of – our vision. If exercising other parts of our bodies has positive impacts, surely exercising our eyes can too! So, is there any merit to natural eyesight correction? Continue reading “Training your Vision: Does it Work?”

6 Useful Tips To Protect Your Eyes From Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome

We are living in a digital era where more and more people remain glued to their computer screens for work as well as recreational purposes. Although we have benefited a great deal from this piece of machine, it is our eyes that have been put under a lot of stress and strain, thereby inviting host of eye related problems. Computer Vision Syndrome is one of the conditions that affect more than 60% of the people who spend more than two hours a day on their computer screens.

Although this eye related complication does not lead to permanent damage to your eyes, it can certainly lead to some problematic symptoms such as redness, irritation, eye strain and dryness of the eyes. And if you do not exercise caution, you might also experience some other problems as well including blurred vision, headache and neck pain. Continue reading “6 Useful Tips To Protect Your Eyes From Computer Vision Syndrome”

Treating Eye Floaters

Eye Floaters

As we age, it is far from unusual for our eyes and eyesight to deteriorate. One example of this is the shrinkage of the vitreous (the gel-like substance that makes up approximately 80% of the eye) and allows it to maintain its round shape. When this occurs, the vitreous becomes stringy; these ‘strands’ can cast shadows onto the retina. These shadows usually appear as small specks or undulating lines, and generally drift around the eye. These shadows are known as ‘floaters’ – and most people are able to learn to ignore them. Continue reading “Treating Eye Floaters”

Eye Emergencies : What to Do

Emergency Eye Care

Eye injuries are something that deserves our utmost care and concern; even very minor – and seemingly insignificant – eye injuries could be the catalyst for loss of vision (or, in serious cases, even an eye) either shortly following the injury or later on in life. In fact, the most common eye injuries include retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) and retinal detachment. Basically, don’t risk it; most of us are lucky enough to be bestowed with just one pair of functioning eyes – we need to take care of them. Continue reading “Eye Emergencies : What to Do”