Vision Therapy

Vision therapy programs are designed to correct complications like astigmatism, wandering eyes, lazy eyes or crossed eyes – all of which can affect eye focus, eye movement, visual perception, and coordination. With visual therapy, a combination of vision exercises and specialized equipment are used to train the visual system to repair itself or strengthen itself,…

Are You Following The 20-20-20 Rule?

One of the reasons screen time strains our eyes is that we tend to blink less often when we’re looking at them than we do normally. A good way to make up for this is to follow the 20-20-20 rule. Every twenty minutes, take a twenty-second break from looking at your screen. Look at something…

Fight Against Eye Strain

Our modern digital devices give us access to all kinds of useful tools and information…but they’re not great for our eyes. All it takes to give us a 90 percent chance of developing digital eye strain is two hours of screen time per day. With so many of us on our devices for much longer than that, especially…

How Healthy Are Your Eyes?

Appreciating good eyesight increases with age. When we’re young, we often take clear vision for granted. But as we age, issues may develop. What can you do now to help keep your eyes healthy? In Keep Your Eyes Healthy, The National Eye Institute suggests several simple steps, with links to more detailed information on each. Start…

Good Home Eye Safety Practices

Nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in the same place: the home. That’s over a million eye injuries per year happening in the place where we should be safer than anywhere else! Fortunately, 90 percent of eye injuries are preventable, and there’s a lot we can do to minimize the risk of home eye…

The Different Degrees of Visual Impairment

Some vision problems are so extreme that simple glasses or contacts aren’t enough to completely fix them. These sorts of serious vision problems fall under the umbrella of visual impairment, and those of us with functional eyesight should be aware of these problems so that we can be ready to help (and help the right…

The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

Sometimes it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep, but when we don’t, we definitely feel it. In fact, studies even show that not getting enough sleep has many of the same effects on the mind and body as alcohol. There’s an interesting relationship between our quality and quantity of sleep and our eyes. We can…

Smoking Versus Healthy Vision

The most common health effects that come to mind when we think of smoking are lung cancer and bad teeth, but it doesn’t stop there. Smoking is harmful to every system in the body, and it’s also harmful to our vision. A smoking habit can do more damage to our eyesight than the disease can,…

Vision and the Challenges of Night Driving

In winter, when the days are shorter, we tend to end up driving more at night. For those of us without perfect eyesight, this can be an increasingly stressful adjustment to make every year, and we should all take the dangers of night driving into careful consideration. It won’t just make a difference to our…