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Is This Why You Can’t See at Night?

The lack of daylight in the evening can limit some people’s ability to see and get around. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Night blindness (nyctalopia), the inability to see well at night or in poor light, is not a disease. It’s a symptom of an underlying condition. In most cases, it’s treatable; … Read More

How You Can Cope with Declining Senses as You Age

If you find yourself saying, “Huh?” a lot, you’re probably aware that your senses are declining with age. While that’s normal, there are things you can do to help yourself. As you age, you may notice that your eyes aren’t quite as good as they used to be or that you’re often asking people to … Read More

Top 3 Myths About Correcting Your Vision With LASIK or PRK

If you’re considering laser eye surgery for refractive vision correction and started some online research, you may have run across stories of surgical complications that would make any reasonable person hesitate. But when it comes to making this important decision, not all surgical centers are created equal. It’s important to know the whole story. So how do you know … Read More

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Take a Moment to Blink (Infographic)

When was the last time you had a staring contest? It may have been more recently than you think — in fact, it could be happening right now. Not with another human but rather with your computer monitor. Read the full story 5 Fixes for Computer Vision Syndrome

When You Should Worry About Dizziness

Dizziness is not a problem you should ignore. It can affect people differently, making you feel like you are spinning, light-headed, imbalanced, woozy, or it can cause a floating or rocking sensation. You may also experience nausea and visual problems, such as a decrease in focus, says vestibular therapist Janet Kucinic. She says it’s important … Read More

How to Choose Perfect Drug Store Reading Glasses

One of the more obvious changes of middle age is in our eyesight. When the once crystal-clear words on a page or screen start to blur at your usual reading length, that’s a pretty good sign you need reading glasses. While reading glasses may be all you need, it’s important to consult your doctor for … Read More

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Signs Your Infant Has a Vision Problem (Video)

Soon after babies are born, they begin growing accustomed to using their eyes. But if they are developing vision problems, the fact that they can’t speak or understand language yet can make detection difficult. Paul Rychwalski, MD, a pediatric ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, says parents can begin to identify problems when a … Read More

Too Old to Drive?

In the next 20 years, the number of elderly drivers — age 70 and older — is predicted to triple in the United States. Although many older motorists become more careful on the road, statistics show that they are more likely than younger drivers to be involved in multi-vehicle crashes. “The majority of elderly individuals … Read More