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Your vision is vital to a happy and healthy life. We hope to provide the tools and information you need to help maintain that life.

Our educational guides are reviewed by Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other vision experts. These guides provide valuable information on topics ranging from children’s eye health to how your vision can impact your mental health.

resources for students with visual impairment

Resources for Students With Vision Impairment

Laws protect students at almost every level, and taking advantage of them can level the playing field between a blind child and sighted peers. Unfortunately, research suggests that few students take advantage.   About 3 percent of children younger than 18 are blind or visually impaired. All of them can grow into healthy, happy, and educated […]

jobs for visually impaired and blind

Jobs & Careers for Blind or Visually Impaired Individuals

About 12 million people ages 40 and older in the United States have vision issues. Some (about 1 million) are blind. Others (about 3 million) have vision issues that persist after correction.  Your vision doesn’t determine your intelligence, skill level, or willingness to work. Many people with low or no vision hold down successful and […]

Dating apps and relationships

Love at First Swipe: Dating App Habits of Single Americans

How long do you think it takes to make a first impression? An hour? Fifteen minutes? One minute? Studies have found it takes just seconds for people to make up their minds about others. In the world of online dating, it’s often even faster, as some people focus solely on what they see. With just […]

man using virtual reality vr headset

Is Virtual Reality (VR) Bad for Your Eyes?

Virtual reality (VR) is an exciting technology that delivers applications in education, healthcare and entertainment. However, the unique visual demands of VR have made some people wonder if it might be bad for their eyes. VR use has been linked to some eye problems, including eye strain and heterophoria. Its effects are treatable and can […]

woman with her baby

What Do Babies See?

Upon birth, infants have relatively poor eyesight. But by the time they reach their first birthday, their vision is almost fully formed. There are five stages of an infant’s vision development: Birth to 4 months 5 to 8 months 9 to 12 months 1 to 2 years Most babies start to stare at their parents’ […]

woman stress affecting vision

How Stress Affects Your Vision

Stress is a part of life, and stress affects the human body in many ways, including vision. Stress can lead to symptoms of vision loss, and it can affect one eye or both eyes both intermittently or constantly. Types of stress that can have an impact include anxiety, social isolation, depression, fear and worry. Ways […]

baby eyes close up

Infant Vision Development: Eye Color, Timeline and Milestones to Look For

Babies are not born with much eyesight. Instead, the sense of vision develops in stages over the first two years of life. There are four distinct stages for vision. Infants learn how to focus, develop depth perception, discover hand-eye coordination and learn how to recognize objects and people. Genetic problems and pre-birth issues related to […]

man in glasses smoking

How Smoking Impacts Your Eye Health

Smoking delivers a slew of negative eye-related side effects, including the onset of medical conditions that can lead to blindness. It increases the risk of age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and other eye conditions. Quitting smoking is the only way to stave off the risks, although getting healthier in other ways (exercise, weight […]

Pandemic Eyewear Habits

The Pandemic’s Price on our Eyesight

Technology has become more of a necessity than a luxury, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic began. While technology does help connect us, excessive screen time can also lead to problems like eye strain. Because of this, we were curious to see if the pandemic has led to more eye issues in the last two years.  […]

2022 Most Common Dreams

The Most Common Dreams in Each State

Dreams are a unique phenomenon. No one really knows the root cause of a dream, or if those dreams have an actual serious significance. Something as simple as the foods we eat may stir a certain dream, or maybe our dreams change with age. Some people wake up and remember what they dreamt, while others […]

man with computer vision syndrome digital eye strain

Computer Vision Syndrome & Digital Eye Strain: Everything You Need to Know

Computer vision syndrome (also called digital eye strain) is a frequent eye problem that occurs when a person spends too much uninterrupted time using digital devices. The condition is temporary and easily treated by small lifestyle and environmental changes. Occasionally, digital eye strain persists even after these changes are made. If this happens, you may […]

eye safety for first responders

Eye Safety Guide for First Responders

Emergency workers like police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel face constant hazards to their eyes while on the job. Proper eye protection helps these workers avoid lasting eye damage that could threaten their vision. If you work as a first responder, the eye protection you use while at work must fulfill certain requirements. These […]