The Vision Council Releases New Digital Eye Strain, Blue Light Survey

Alexandria, VA (January, 2017) – The Vision Council has announced the results of a nationwide survey detailing the effects and implications of blue light—and available eyewear treatment options—as more than 165,000 attendees gather with the latest in technology at the 2017 International Consumer Electronics Show. As part of its ongoing … [Read more...]

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms

Report Shows Increase in Toy-related Injuries Treated in U.S. Emergency Rooms. Prevent Blindness Offers Tips on How to Purchase Safe Toys and Gifts for Kids. December 2016)* – In 2013, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 265,700 toy-related injuries, compared to … [Read more...]

Video: Changing Eye Color By Removal of Cosmetic Iris

Stephen Slade MD, cataract and LASIK specialist in Houston, Texas, www.visiontexas.com and www.lasercataractsurgery.com, presents a video showing the removal of iris implants for eye color. The patient had the implants done overseas, they are not approved in the US. The patient presented to us with with raised pressure, inflammation, loss of … [Read more...]

RightEye’s Eye-Tracking tests For Autism And Parkinson’s

Health tech innovator acquires license for leading tests that advance detection of autism in toddlers and 18 movement disorders in patients of all ages  WASHINGTON, 2016 — RightEye LLC, a health technology company using eye tracking to revolutionize vision performance and patient care, announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to two … [Read more...]

Pacient.care: A Curated Portal Empowering People to Make Informed Health Care Decisions

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 brought a myriad of changes to the health care system, many of which are just now being realized. As consumers face increased out-of-pocket costs, higher deductibles, changes to Medicare, and the challenge of navigating health care exchanges for the first time, their need to be better informed … [Read more...]

Eye Safety On The Job Infographic

About 2,000 workers a day have eye injuries due to their jobs according to The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 90% of the workplace eye injuries could have been prevented or have been less severe with a few safety precautions including safety goggles. Via Quill  … [Read more...]

10 Herbs For Healthy Vision

Eyes are not only the most crucial and sensitive organ in our bodies, it is also the most abused. Incorporating herbs into your daily diet will not only help do wonders to relieve them of fatigue but could also help protect them. Below are 10 herbs that can help maintain your eye health: 1. Milk Thistle-Milk Thistle has amazing antioxidant … [Read more...]

Something To Talk About: UV and Driving

We are all inundated with 'news' or noise, but this is an interesting eyecare health item that would be a good thing to speak with your patients about. While this is a PR piece for window tinting, it can also be used for sunglasses as who wants their face to look like this poster child trucker? Study Shows Need to Protect Eyes and Skin from Sun … [Read more...]

Lyme Disease Got You Ticked Off Infographic

I didn't know much about Lyme Disease until a friend of mine got it. He doesn't know how, but what he does know, he is in constant pain. Sickweather has created and published an infographic on Lyme Disease with the latest available information for best practices in prevention and detection of the disease and of its vector, the deer … [Read more...]

Game On: Sports Eye Safety Month(s)

With Baseball in the Summer Olympics, the start of Baseball Season and Sports Eye Safety Month in April and September and Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month in August, this is a good time to ramp up your game. Did you know that baseball has become the leading cause of eye injury for children 14 years of age and younger. According to … [Read more...]

#Wellness #Wednesday: Grapes’ Benefits to Eye Health

Grape-enriched diet protected retina against damaging effects of oxidative stress MIAMI (April, 2016)  — Compounds found in grapes may help protect against eye disease, according to new research led by researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal … [Read more...]

We Love Eyes By Tanya Gill OD

Appealing to the eye healthy, Oakland based optometrist, Dr. Tanya Gill started a company, We Love Eyes. We Love Eyes is a non-toxic, organic eyelid and makeup remover product. The product is sold online and is available for wholesale. What a perfect compliment to an eyecare office. Offering: Preventive health (eyecare), beauty, support of local … [Read more...]

Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma

International Study Reveals Genetic Associations that Influence Adult Onset Glaucoma. Results could improve early diagnosis and open new avenues for gene therapy Boston, MA and Cleveland, OH -- January , 2016 -- Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have led an … [Read more...]

The Vision Council At The Consumer Electronics Show

Alexandria, VA (January, 2016) – With more than 3,600 exhibitors and 150,000 attendees gathering for the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), The Vision Council is on hand at the world’s largest gathering place for the business of consumer technologies to help users protect their eyes from digital eye strain. The Vision Council’s … [Read more...]

Fall Prevention, Eye And Bone Health For National Falls Week

September 22, 2015 is National Falls Prevention Day. We thought we would reprint an excellent article from Ellen Troyer of Biosyntrx about Fall Prevention, Eye and Bone Health. A report from the Washington DC-based Council for Responsible Nutrition suggests that just because National Osteoporosis Month has come to an end doesn’t mean we can … [Read more...]