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Why You Probably Need New Sunglasses
What are the advantages of polarized sunglasses lenses?
Why Are My Eyes Yellow?
Learn why your eyes might be yellow.
Learn All About That Annoying Eye Stye
A stye is a common eye problem. Learn about the causes and treatment of eye styes.
What Does 'Legally Blind' Really Mean?
What does it mean to be legally blind?
There is a Red Spot in My Eye: What Is it?
Find out why you sometimes awaken to a red spot in your eye.
4 Causes for Eye Irritation
Wondering why your eyes often feel like they are full of sand? Here are four reasons why your eyes have an annoying gritty feeling.
How to Identify Types of Eye Mucus
Learn about the different types of eye mucus.
10 Reasons You Have Red Eye
A red eye can be caused by many things, and often produces irritating symptoms. Here are the top 10 causes of red eye.
Is it Normal to "See Stars"?
Seeing Stars - Stars in Vision - Stars and Flashes of Light
6 Common Causes of Eyelid Swelling
Learn about the top causes of eyelid swelling.
A List of Common Eye Problems and Their...
Learn about common eye problems including itchy eyes, blurry vision, tired eyes, floaters and age-related conditions.
What Are the Causes of Eye Twitching?
Dr. Bedinghaus reveals the top causes of annoying eye twitches, and how you can make them go away.
Should You Trust a Wal-Mart Optometrist?
Wal-Mart offers vision and eye care along with a nice selection of eyewear.
What are the Causes of Red Spots on Your Eyes?
What is the red spot on my eye? Vision.
4 Easy Ways to Reduce Eye Redness
Learn about the top four ways to treat red eye.
4 Kinds of Progressive Lenses You Can Shop For
Learn about the various types of progressive lenses.
Simple Steps for Stopping an Eye Twitch
Learn ways to control eye twitching.
How Long Should Your Pupils Stay Dilated After...
After an eye examination, how long will my pupils remain dilated?
What You Should Know About Eye Stroke
Learn all about eye stroke. Vision.
7 Reasons Your Contacts Are Giving You Red Eyes
Learn the causes of red eyes from wearing contacts.
The Symptoms That Can Result From Sleeping With...
Learn about eyelid condition nocturnal lagophthalmos (sleeping with your eyes open).
Could I Have Glaucoma?
Glaucoma refers to a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve. If left untreated, glaucoma may cause vision loss and blindness.
When to Be Concerned About a Broken Blood Vessel
Learn all about subconjunctival hemorrhage.
What Pupil Size Reveals About Your Health
Why is pupil size important in medicine?
5 Conditions That Could Be Causing Your Eye...
Learn the top causes of eye irritation.
Wayward Growing Eyelashes
Does it feel like your eyelashes are poking you in the eye? Trichiasis is a common eyelash problem that causes eyelashes to grow abnormally.
What Is "Pink Eye"? An Detailed Overview of...
Learn all about pink eye and ways to keep it from spreading.
7 Reasons You Have Dry Eyes and What to Do...
If you have scratchy, dry eyes, you may suffer from dry eye syndrome. Learn how to treat dry eye syndrome.
Can I Use Eye Drops With My Contact Lenses?
Dry eye drops come in a variety of formulations. Some are thicker than others.
How You Should Understand Your Vision Plan...
Learn about Medicare benefits for vision care.
Flaky, Irritated Eyelids? This Could Be the Cause
Blepharitis is a common condition causing flaky eyelids. It is a common problem in both children and adults.
Lice in Your Eyelashes
Did you know that your eyelashes are vulnerable to lice infestation? Learn all about eyelash lice.
Cataract Eye Surgery
Cataract surgery can greatly improve vision along with quality of life.
Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration, is the leading cause of blindness in older people.
Why Do I Have Eye Floaters?
Eye floaters are small particles in the fluid inside your eye.
Read Your Eyeglass Prescription
Learn how to make sense of your eyeglass prescription.
Keep an Eye on That Freckle
A choroidal nevus is simply a freckle inside the eye.
4 Ways to Avoid Styes
If you are prone to styes, the following tips may help you avoid them.
Polarized Sunglasses
Learn the definition of polarized sunglasses.
Sunglasses: Does Color Matter?
Handy tips for picking tints and colors for sunglasses.
Reading After Cataract Surgery
Learn all about cataract surgery.
When Your Eyes Feel Irritated Even After...
Learn about giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC).
10 Headaches That Can Affect Your Vision
Learn about the different types of headache associated with your vision.
Learn About Eye Pain
Learn all about the possible causes of eye pain.
What Does Drinking Alcohol Do to Your Eyes?
How does drinking alcohol affect your eyes?
What Causes a Ring Around the Pupil?
What causes a ring around the pupil?
What You Need to Know About Eye Allergies
Red, itchy, watery eyes plague many people suffering from irritating eye allergies.
What Are Cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens, which occurs with aging. The symptoms are sometime bothersome and require treatment
What Is Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis?
Learn about epidemic keraconjunctivitis, a highly contagious viral eye infection.
Why Are My Eyes Watery?
Why are my eyes so watery? It seems like tears are running down my face all the time. Is there anything that can stop watery eyes?
How to Determine Your Dominant Eye in 5 Seconds
This quick test will determine eye dominance. Find your dominant eye.
Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is when the retina separates from the choroid. Retinal detachment is a true eye emergency.
Don't Miss These 6 Symptoms of Pink Eye
Learn about the symptoms of pink eye, or conjunctivitis.
Wet vs Dry: Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Learn the difference between wet and dry macular degeneration.
What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Learn the signs and symptoms of glaucoma.
Vision Insurance
Vision insurance can be confusing, but it is to your benefit to understand the differences between medical and vision insurance.
4 Red Flags You've Got Red Eye
If you have red eye, look out for the following warning symptoms that may be serious.
Eyelid Scrub
Learn how to perform an eyelid scrub.
9 Types of Lenses You Can Choose For Your Glasses
Eyeglass lenses can be made from several different materials. Find out which lens material is best for your next pair of frames.
Bell's Palsy
Learn how Bell's Palsy can affect your eyes.
Walk Through a Typical Eye Exam
A comprehensive eye exam includes several tests. Each test will help your eye doctor determine the overall health of your eyes.
Do You Need an Eye Exam Every Year?
Your doctor urges you to have an eye exam every year. Is a yearly eye exam really necessary?
What are common cataract symptoms?
Learn the symptoms of a cataract.
Color Blindness
Color blind people have problems distinguishing between certain colors, usually red and green.
Blue Light Exposure
Learn about the effects of blue light exposure on your eyes and vision.
Adie's Pupil
Learn all about Adie's pupil. Vision.
Why Should I Buy Polarized Sunglasses?
Learn about sunglasses with polarized lenses.
Sarcoidosis
Learn how sarcoidosis affects your eyes.
Vision 101: Facts About the Human Eye
Learn all about your eyes and vision.
Learn the causes of bloodshot eyes.
Learn about the causes of bloodshot eyes.
Top 7 Symptoms of Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry eye, or dry eye syndrome, is a common eye condition that causes discomfort due to lack of moisture in the eyes. Below are the top seven signs and symptoms of dry eye.
Cycloplegic Refraction
Learn the definition of cycloplegic refraction.
Do I Have Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye?
An inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye due to an allergen.
16 Reasons You Might Have Uveitis
It may sound like a condition caused by the sun's UV rays, but uveitis is actually an inflammation or swelling of the eye's uvea.
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Shingles of the Eye
Learn about how Herpes Zoster, or shingles, affects the eye.
Lupus and the Eyes
Learn the top five ways lupus can affect the eyes.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Learn all about laser cataract surgery.
Learn Tips for Picking Out Reading Glasses
Learn a few tips for buying reading glasses.
Top 9 Macular Degeneration Risk Factors
It is possible to develop macular degeneration with or without the risk factors listed here. However, the more risk factors you have, the greater your risk of developing the disease.
What causes an ophthalmic migraine?
What causes an ophthalmic migraine?
What Is Monovision?
My eye doctor offered to fit me with monovision contact lenses. What is monovision?
Will My Baby's Eyes Change Color?
Learn all about your baby's eye color.
What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be?
What color will your baby's eyes be?
Your Guide to Diagnosing a Corneal Ulcer
A corneal ulcer is an opening, sore or erosion in the cornea. If the cornea becomes inflamed due to infection or injury, an ulcer may develop. A corneal ulcer is a serious condition that must be treated promptly to avoid lasting vision problems.
Refraction
Learn the definition of refraction as it relates to your eye or vision exam, along with different methods of refraction, from the About.com Vision Expert.
Learn treatment options for cataracts.
If you are diagnosed with a cataract, there are other treatment options that can be considered before surgery to replace your clouded lens.
How Much Do Contact Lenses Cost?
Several factors determine the overall cost of wearing contact lenses.
What causes eye pain?
What causes eye pain? If you have eye pain that is severe or causes decreased vision, seek medical attention immediately.
All About Cataracts
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of eye cataracts.
What Your Blind Spot Really Is
Learn all about blind spots and why some people have them.
Cycloplegic Eye Drop
Learn the definition of cycloplegic eye drop.
Tired Eyes and Asthenopia
Learn all about tired, achy eyes, a condition also known as asthenopia.
Eye Drops for Treating Cataracts
Learn about Lanosterol eye drops as a future treatment for cataracts.
All About Contact Lenses
Learn facts and tips about contact lenses. Find out if contact lenses are for you.
Graves' Disease
Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism.
Types of Cataracts
Learn about the different types of cataracts.
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
Posterior vitreous detachment is a common condition in people over age 65.
Top 4 Reasons to Have an Eye Exam
Learn 4 reasons to schedule an eye exam today.
Narrow Angle Glaucoma
Learn about narrow angle glaucoma.
What Is Astigmatism?
Astigmatism, commonly mistaken as stigmatism, is a vision disorder that causes objects to be blurry, both at distance and at near.
Episcleritis
Learn all about episcleritis. Vision.
The 10 Worst Pieces of Advice for Contact Lens...
Do you wear contact lenses? Learn the top ten words of advice that you shouldn't hear from your eye doctor.
Before You Have LASIK
Before you schedule LASIK eye surgery, find out what is involved and what could go wrong. LASIK eye surgery is a serious procedure that will affect the rest of your life.
Marijuana and Glaucoma
Learn about using marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma.
What are symptoms of blepharitis?
What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
The Causes of Pain Behind the Eye
Learn the causes of pain behind the eye.
Blepharitis Diagnosis
Learn about how eye doctors diagnose blepharitis.
Macular Hole
A macular hole is a hole in the eye's macula. The macula is a highly specialized area of the central retina that gives us the ability to see fine detail.
Are anti-reflective coatings worth the extra...
Is an anti-reflective coating applied to lenses worth the extra cost?
Floaters 101
Learn all about spots, floaters, cobwebs and rings that sometimes show up in your line of vision.
Eye Allergy Treatments
Learn the top treatments for annoying eye allergies.
Polycarbonate Lenses
Learn about polycarbonate lenses.
Is a macular hole the same as macular...
Is a macular hole the same thing as macular degeneration?
How Do Eye Doctors Determine Your Prescription?
Learn the difference between objective and subjective refraction eye tests.
Anti-Aging Eyewear
Learn about eyewear fashion for the over 50 set.
Living With Astigmatism
Learn a few ways to help minimize unwanted symptoms associated with astigmatism.
Vision 101 Quiz
Test your knowledge of basic vision.: quiz
Top 10 Signs Your Child Needs Vision Correction
Many children have undetected vision problems. Parents and teachers must watch for obvious signs that a child might need glasses.
Ishihara Color Test
Learn the definition of the Ishihara color test.
What Is Ptosis?
Droopy eyelids is known as ptosis.
Pituitary Adenoma
Learn about pituitary adenoma, a brain tumor that can affect vision.
This Is How Smoking Affects Your Eyes
How does smoking affect your eyes? The effects of smoking on your eyes and vision may be significant.
Learn About Scleritis
Learn about scleritis, a serious condition that affects the white portion of the eye.
What Is Double Vision?
Seeing double? The medical term for double vision is diplopia. Double vision occurs if the two eyes are misaligned and are aimed at two different targets.
The 3 Types of Blepharitis
Learn the different types of blepharitis.
Artificial Tears
Learn about the many different kinds of artificial tears.
Ocular Rosacea
Learn all about rosacea of the eye.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It may cause poor vision or even blindness.
Ingredients Contained in Your Tears
(Hint: it's not just water.) Tears play an important role in keeping us healthy by keeping the surface of the eyeball clean, moist and lubricated.
Vision Care Plans
Learn about various vision care plans.
6 Signs You Have "Computer Vision"
If you spend a significant amount of time on a computer each day, it's wise to watch out for these symptoms of computer vision syndrome.
Top 4 Reasons to Seek Emergency Care
Many eye conditions are minor and temporary. However, these four vision symptoms require a doctor's immediate attention.
Central Serous Retinopathy
Central serous retinopathy is a retinal condition that affects young to middle aged people with no other previous signs or symptoms of retinal disease.
The Basics of Nearsightedness
Nearsightedness is a common vision problem. Nearsightedness causes distant objects to be blurry.
Trabeculectomy
Learn about trabeculectomy, a surgical treatment for glaucoma.
Sjogren's Syndrome and Dry Eyes
Sjogren’s syndrome is a condition in which our own bodies immune system attacks our moisture producing glands.
What to Do If There's Blood in Your Eye
Hyphema refers to the presence of blood in the eye, usually caused by trauma.
What is Lazy Eye?
Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is an eye problem that sometimes occurs in chldren. Learn facts and treatment options for amblyopia.
How Much Does LASIK Cost?
How much does LASIK cost? Vision.
Optic Neuritis
An overview of optic neuritis. Vision.
Ways to Prevent Cataracts
Cataracts are painless, but they can cause vision problems. Here are the top four ways to delay their development.
Contacts for People Over 40
Learn about contact lens options for people with presbyopia.
Diabetes and Eye Disease - 8 Facts You Should...
Eye disease associated with diabetes can cause blindness. Know the facts about diabetic eye disease to lower your risk of vision loss.
The Basics of Farsightedness
Symptoms and treatment of farsightedness, or hyperopia.
Lateral Eye Anatomy
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Six Tests for Glaucoma
If diagnosed early enough, glaucoma can be properly managed to prevent major loss of vision. Here are six types of examinations used to help detect it.
Progressive Lenses
Learn all about progressive lenses.
Can Glaucoma Be Prevented?
Glaucoma is a blinding eye disease. How can you protect yourself from glaucoma?
Uncommon Dry Eye Treatments
Learn about not-so-common treatments for dry eye syndrome.

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