You can take simple steps to prevent a lifetime of visual disability and blindness for your family by a visit to the eye doctor. Eye wear for sports is an important decision for preventative eye care. If you or your children are regularly involved in sports, choosing sports eye wear is essential. A good idea [...]
Do your child a favor when they visit their optometrist for back to school eye exam this year. Discuss sunwear protection with the eye doctor. Lifetime doses of UV radiation from the sun are associated with nuclear sclerosis. This is a type of cataract where the lens yellows then turns brown similar to plastic left [...]
Traumatic Brain Injuries are common causes of undiagnosed vision symptoms. The brain is cushioned in a compartment but sudden changes in velocity can cause it to move slightly and cause axonal shearing (minute tearing of the nerves in the brain). People who have been in accidents, especially car accidents, often find their visual system seems [...]
What is Posterior Vitreous Detachment? Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) is a common condition which occurs in about 75 per cent of people over the age of 65. As people get older the vitreous, a jelly-like substance inside the eye changes. This can cause Posterior Vitreous Detachment. What is the Vitreous? The vitreous is a clear [...]
Hysterical Amblyopia is a syndrome that is characterized by reduced visual acuity not caused by any type of eye disease. It is 4 times more prevalent in girls and shows a peak in incidence between the ages of 11 to 14. A number of symptoms cluster together, with vision changes noticed first at near distances when reading, often with a sudden onset.