Your Eyes: A Window to Your Health

The old saying goes that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they can also be a window into your health. Ophthalmologists often see clues in the eyes that warn of health issues elsewhere in your body. “Any ophthalmologist who does routine eye exams can detect these problems,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. … Read More

Treating Dry Eyes: Nothing to Cry About

Dry eyes can be a real nuisance, making it tough to read, drive and focus on tasks. But the good news is that the condition is usually nothing to cry about; generally, it’s easily treated without long-term risks.  “The vast majority of people have irritation, burning or a gritty feeling in their eyes, but there … Read More

Do’s and Don’ts for Contact Lens Wearers

Even though your daily contact lens routine may seem to be working well, experts say some common practices can be threatening to eye health. “It’s a lack of information,” says ophthalmologist Jeffrey Goshe, MD. “People aren’t being told to do most of the things that are standard for contact lens care.” Dr. Goshe shares these … Read More

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Glasses: Work With a Pro, Get the Right Fit

Eyeglasses: a fashion accessory doubling as a medical necessity. By choosing a pair that fits well, you’ll look and feel better. Eyeglass frames aren’t one-size-fits-all items, so why not enlist the help of a pro, a licensed optician who is specially trained to fit glasses properly? It’s good for all of us to see an … Read More

How to Choose Perfect Drugstore 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

Eye Disease Rates Rise Along With Diabetes Cases

A new study finds the number of people with vision problems is increasing.  And this is partly due to the increasing number of people who have diabetes. Rishi Singh, MD, did not take part in the study but is an ophthalmologist at Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute. He says it isn’t easy to catch these … Read More

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

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Can Aspirin Damage Eye Health?

A new study has found that people who regularly use aspirin may be at increased risk of age-related macular degeneration – the leading cause of blindness in older people, occurring when the small central portion of the retina is damaged. But don’t toss out the popular pain relievers just yet. Doctors sometimes recommend a daily … 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