Living Well With Low Vision

What is Low Vision?           When you have low vision, eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery may not help. Activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing, and watching TV may be hard to do.           In fact, millions of Americans lose some of their sight every year. While […]

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IS Great Eyesight All About Genetics?

          Eyesight refers to the capability of an individual to view things. The eyes collect the light from an object that is processed by the brain. The retina is a light-responsive layer that acts as a screen located at the back of each eye. It has photosensitive cells that are responsible […]

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Can Emotions Affect Vision?

         There are many common phrases that suggest that our vision can be affected by our mood or emotions. Everyone would be familiar with such phrases such as ‘rose–tinted glasses’ and ‘green-eyed’, or have heard something described as ‘eye opening’.           Such terms form part of our everyday […]

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Myopia (Nearsightedness)

What is nearsightedness?           Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a common type of refractive error where close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. Symptoms           Nearsightedness symptoms may include: Blurry vision when looking at distant objects The need to squint or partially close the eyelids to […]

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