Vitamin D May Help Protect Your Eyes from Infection and Inflammation

Years ago, Vitamin D was thought of only as the vitamin that prevents rickets. In the last 15 years, however, scientists have discovered that Vitamin D leads not only to problems with bones and muscles but also plays a role in cancer, cardiovascular disease, cognitive disorders, and autoimmune diseases. In fact, vitamin D deficiency is considered a global public health problem.

Understanding and Relieving Dry Eye

The number of Americans suffering from dry eye is on the rise and continues to be one of the most common reasons patients visit their eye doctor. Over 26 million Americans have dry eye, and many don’t even realize they have the issue because they attribute it to eye fatigue or allergies.

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July is Dry Eye Awareness Month

Dry-Eye-Diagram July is Dry Eye Awareness Month

As we kick off the month of July, it’s a time to bring awareness to an eye disease that affects more than 40 million Americans each year – dry eye. Dry eye, often called dry eye syndrome or dry eye disease, is an ocular disease that typically occurs as we age.

Women At Higher Risk for Vision Loss

According to the Prevent Blindness organization, more women than men suffer from cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, and macular degeneration.

New Device May Alleviate Dry Eye Caused by Inadequate Tears

New research at ophthalmology practices has prompted a team of biomedical engineers to focus on relief for a common condition known as “dry eye.”

Staring at Screens Causing Increase in Dry Eye Cases

If your vision starts to go blurry while staring at your computer or phone screen and blinking helps alleviate the issue, then you may have dry eye syndrome (scientific name keratoconjunctivitis sicca).