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veterans guide to vision care

Veteran’s Guide to Vision Care

After 24 months of active duty, an active service member or a veteran can qualify for benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). There are many benefits that a veteran can potentially qualify for through the VA, including basic vision care.  The VA & Vision Care If a veteran or active-duty service […]

eye disorders tied to mental health

Eye Disorders Tied to Mental Health

The connection between the eyes and mental health is constantly being examined and reevaluated. Experts suggest that there are certain eye disorders tied to mental health.  Living with a serious vision issue has easily noticeable effects on a person’s mental state, such as contributing to severe depression or PTSD. However, the relationship between eye disorders […]

how does cbd affect the eyes and overall eye health

How Does CBD Affect the Eyes & Overall Eye Health

Cannabidiol (CBD) is derived from the hemp plant. It is a legal, non-intoxicating ingredient found in cannabis. The drug’s popularity keeps growing more and more in the U.S.  Proponents of CBD tout a wide array of health benefits, including treating anxiety and reducing the frequency of convulsive seizures in people with epilepsy.  CBD is also […]

vision health precautions for sportsmen hunters fishers etc

Vision Health Precautions for Sportsmen (Hunters, Fishers, etc.)

Whether you are on the water making your next catch or in the field taking that perfect shot, eye health is crucial for every sportsman. Keen precision and a clear field of vision are necessary for successfully partaking in outdoor sports.  Various potential hazards that negatively affect eye health can present themselves when hunting or […]

occupational hazards vision blue collar workers

Occupational Hazards & Vision (Blue-Collar Workers)

Manual labor jobs and jobs in the manufacturing industry have been on the rise, increasing the risk of getting an eye injury at the workplace. Around 40 percent of job-related eye injuries occur in the manufacturing, construction, and mining industries, so an extra emphasis on eye safety should be taken when working manual labor jobs. […]

pet therapy guide for blind vision impaired individuals

Pet Therapy Guide for Blind & Vision-Impaired Individuals

Simple everyday tasks can become incredibly challenging without vision. Some blind and visually impaired people decide to get a guide dog to regain some everyday functionality and to create a companionship.  Owning a guide dog has been linked to a higher quality of life (QOL) while also allowing the handler to navigate the world without […]

eye cancer guide

Eye Cancer Guide

There are several types of ocular cancer that can develop in the portions of the eye. This is when healthy cells mutate and grow faster than usual, resulting in a tumor.  Primary ocular cancer is a cancer that forms in the eye. Secondary ocular cancer is a cancer that forms somewhere else in the body, […]

beginners guide to contact lenses

Beginner’s Guide to Contact Lenses

If you have not previously worn contact lenses or contacts, it may take some time to get used to wearing them. To transition from glasses to contacts, it helps to know the types of contacts and how you should wear and care for them.  The following information in this beginner’s guide to contacts will help […]

unmasking the underlying health issues that affect eyesight

Medical Diseases That Can Affect Your Eyes & Vision

Although many people are aware of the common causes of vision loss, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or glaucoma, fewer people are cognizant about other medical issues that indirectly trigger vision problems. Various underlying health issues can contribute to vision loss and problems with overall eyesight. Diabetes Diabetics are often at an increased risk […]

eyeglasses vs contacts vs lasik pros cons who is a candidate

Eyeglasses vs Contacts vs LASIK: Pros, Cons & Who Is a Candidate?

Eyeglasses, contacts, or LASIK — how do you know what’s right for you? There are a lot of different options for vision correction these days, so it can be tough to know the best option for your situation. Eyeglasses are the most common type of vision correction. That’s because they’re affordable, easy to maintain, and […]

eye issues that cause headaches

Eye Issues That Cause Headaches

If you frequently experience headaches, it could be due to a number of different factors. In some cases, headaches may be triggered by specific eye conditions.  If you are suffering from frequent headaches and suspect they may be related to your eyesight, this guide will help you discover potential causes and related therapies. Eye Strain […]

understanding vision problems in persons with autism spectrum disorders

Understanding Vision Problems in Persons With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental condition affecting language, social skills, and communication ability. In some cases, people with ASD also experience vision problems, and around 71 percent of children with autism have visual problems.  Eye & Vision Problems Linked to Autism Eye and vision problems are common in people with autism because they […]