Think Twice About Decorative Contact Lenses (Video)

Pediatric ophthalmologist Paul Rychwalski, MD, says both kids and adults should think twice about using decorative contact lenses on Halloween. “The front surface of our eye, on which the contact lens lies, requires oxygen in the tear film and from the air,” says Dr. Rychwalski. “If we cover that with a piece of plastic we’re … Read More

Women in Their 60s: Staying Strong and Healthy (Video)

Your 60s should see you continuing your periodic Pap smears and HPV tests, mammogram, pelvic exams and colon cancer screenings (if needed), advises Holly L. Thacker, MD. You should have had your shingles vaccine by age 60, and by 65 you need the pneumonia vaccine and a bone density scan. Check your senses: are you having regular hearing and eye exams? You should!

Age-Related Vision Loss: Help Is Available

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over age 60. Several treatments are now available to help slow or stop the disease’s progress, with some patients even getting improved vision after treatment.  A recent national study led by Cleveland Clinic, compared two drugs side by side. What is … Read More

Why Kids Need Back to School Eye Exams

You may be knee deep in school supplies as the new year approaches, but don’t forget about your children’s health, especially their eyes. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, of Cleveland Clinic’s Cole Eye Institute, says it’s never a bad idea to have your child’s eyesight checked at the start of each new school year. During adolescence, … Read More

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Baby Boomers: You Can Preserve Your Sight

Most of us get our eyes checked routinely — especially if we need a prescription for glasses or contacts. But there’s a more important reason to get annual examinations after age 65: the changes that occur with age. Even if our vision seems fine, certain age-related eye conditions develop very slowly, notes Cleveland Clinic Cole … Read More

Why You Should Consider a Yearly Eye Exam

Your next trip to the ophthalmologist could reveal more than a vision problem. It turns out, you can find out a lot about your health during an eye exam. Ophthalmologist Rishi Singh, MD, says diseases and other issues may show up when you have your eyes checked. What your eye exam could reveal Dr. Rishi … Read More