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When Blurry Vision Is Due to Curves

Sometimes when the eyes begin to have blurry vision, it has nothing to do with the lens of the eye. Sometimes it happens due to a condition called astigmatism. Astigmatism defines as blurred vision caused by the transparent covering on the eye known as the cornea. This cornea becomes formed or grows into an elliptical […]

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Visian Makes a Noticeable Difference

Looking deeply into a person’s eyes, one notices the inky circular darkness surrounded by the colorful ring of iris called a pupil. Pupils let light beams in that reach the back of the eyeball. Light lands on tissue called the retina causing nerves to initiate the process of sight. Just past the pupil inside of […]

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Low Vision and Mental Health

In the USA a trend of an overall older population appeared in the 2010 Census. By 2050 it’s projected that 20 percent of the United States will be 65 plus years old. Along with that trend parallels the fact that increased aging comes more visual impairment. Add in the fact that having low vision increases […]

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When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

After frolicking in the summer sun, it has become a grand idea to have an annual check-up on the eyes as people return to work and school. To reinforce a good health practice on the National Calendar, the government made a designated day to check on the vision of its citizens. As our Constitution so […]

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Fighter Pilots and LASIK

The vision requirements for fighter pilots are strict. Flying is no child’s play and requires optimal vision – or in simpler words, nearly a hawk’s vision. Almost every service in the military that is relevant to operating aircraft in the skies requires a 20/20 vision. Before 2007, candidates who underwent LASIK or PRK became disqualified. […]

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The Relation Between Diabetes and Glaucoma

Is there a relation between diabetes and glaucoma? Yes, there exists a complex relationship between these two eye conditions. Before understanding the relationship, it is necessary to understand some brief information about the individual conditions. What is diabetes? Diabetes classifieds into type 1 and type 2. In the former type, pancreatic beta cells stop producing […]

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Visual impairment defines as an issue not correctable by surgery, medicine, glasses or contact lenses. Legal blindness defines as vision measured 20/200 or less and qualified a person for benefits. Having poor eyesight interferes with a person’s ability to function during the day. Seeing in grayness and shadows causes a person to make different decisions […]

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Legal Blindness

Legal blindness in the USA defines as a medical diagnosis where the central visual acuity measures at 20/200 or less even with correction. A person may have the label of legal blindness but still have usable vision. Presently the National Federation of the Blind states about 1.3 million people has the condition. Heightened awareness of […]

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Resolution of the Human Eye and New Year’s Resolutions

Eyes remain one of the most complicated and fascinating structures in the human body. Digital cameras though marvelous works of mechanical engineering cannot do all that the eye can do. According to Dr. Roger Clark, a leading digital and film imaging scientist who works with NASA, the resolution of the human eye approximates 576 megapixels. […]

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Contemplating the Inconvenience of Glasses

Wearing glasses requires a sacrifice at least once a day. A person will try to do without them and end up being a contortionist in the arms just to read something. Unless a person must wear glasses, they do not understand. The following list should help people who do not wear glasses understand. 1. Once […]

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