Can Gene Therapy Prevent Blindness? What You Need to Know

Children with genetic defects affecting cells in the retina progressively lose vision and can eventually become blind. Research now underway offers hope for gene therapy, stem cell therapies and drug therapies for hereditary retinal disorders in the future.

Should You Take Zinc for Your Macular Degeneration?

Some people with macular degeneration take a vitamin supplement like zinc to help protect against vision loss. But is that the best choice? Research shows a mix of specific vitamins and minerals that can be safer and more effective.

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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

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

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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 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