Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Macular degeneration is a disease of the central retina (called the macula) that affects central vision.  It is the leading cause of vision loss among people over age 65.  Because it affects only central vision, macular degeneration does not cause total blindness.  But it can make most daily activities like driving and reading difficult or impossible. What causes it? The exact cause of macul...
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Anisometropia

A majority of people who wear contacts and glasses have some degree of anisometropia. Anisometropia is a condition where the refractive errors differ between eyes. Most eye care professionals often reserve the use of this term for cases in which the difference is significant, around 2.00 diopters or more. Another form of anisometropia is called anitmetropia and this is a condition in which the pow...
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Are You Ready For Reading Glasses?

Are You Ready For Reading Glasses?
Are you at the point of not being able to read up close without straining? Reading Glasses and Fashion Many people find themselves in need of single-vision reading glasses. It's not a sin. In fact, reading glasses can be fashionable, colorful, and fun to coordinate with your wardrobe. There are full size, half-eyes, bifocals which are "plano" or no added Rx on the top so you can actually walk in t...
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Options for todays Presbyopes

As time goes on and we get older we try harder and harder to maintain our youthful appearance. One inevitable fact that must be faced by all is the need for reading glasses. As we get older the lens inside our eye that can increase or decrease its refractive power allowing the eye to focus on objects both far and near loses some of its elasticity making the viewing of near objects difficult. This ...
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AAA Offers Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers

Home-Based Vision Test for Senior Drivers
The American Automobile Association (AAA), as part of its "Lifelong Safe Mobility" initiative, has developed a first-of-its kind tool to help seniors self-assess their visual acuity and other abilities important for safe driving.   Roadwise Review: A Tool to Help Seniors Drive Safely Longer, is a CD-ROM that measures visual acuity, head/neck flexibility, short-term memory and five other physical...
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Low Vision – Overview

Low vision is reduced vision and/or visual field loss that cannot be corrected by conventional eyeglasses, contact lenses, medical treatment or surgical procedures.In terms of visual acuity, low vision usually means a person's best attainable eyesight is 20/70 or worse.  (The smallest letters they can read at a distance of 20 feet can be seen by a person with normal vision at a distance of 70...
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Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome
Using a computer has become a normal part of life for most Americans.  Consider these statistics: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 50 percent of all workers in the United States use a computer at their job. According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), about 90 percent of children and adolescents ages 5 to 17 use computers at school or at home. ...
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