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Vision: Most Popular Articles

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Why You Probably Need New Sunglasses
What are the advantages of polarized sunglasses lenses?
Lice in Your Eyelashes
Did you know that your eyelashes are vulnerable to lice infestation? Learn all about eyelash lice.
Learn All About That Annoying Eye Stye
A stye is a common eye problem. Learn about the causes and treatment of eye styes.
Why Are My Eyes Yellow?
Learn why your eyes might be yellow.
There is a Red Spot in My Eye: What Is it?
Find out why you sometimes awaken to a red spot in your eye.
What Does 'Legally Blind' Really Mean?
What does it mean to be legally blind?
How to Identify Types of Eye Mucus
Learn about the different types of eye mucus.
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.
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.
6 Common Causes of Eyelid Swelling
Learn about the top causes of eyelid swelling.
Is it Normal to "See Stars"?
Seeing Stars - Stars in Vision - Stars and Flashes of Light
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.
Simple Steps for Stopping an Eye Twitch
Learn ways to control eye twitching.
4 Kinds of Progressive Lenses You Can Shop For
Learn about the various types of progressive lenses.
How Long Should Your Pupils Stay Dilated After...
After an eye examination, how long will my pupils remain dilated?
Should You Trust a Wal-Mart Optometrist?
Wal-Mart offers vision and eye care along with a nice selection of eyewear.
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.
What You Should Know About Eye Stroke
Learn all about eye stroke. Vision.
4 Easy Ways to Reduce Eye Redness
Learn about the top four ways to treat red eye.
What are the Causes of Red Spots on Your Eyes?
What is the red spot on my eye? 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).
What Is "Pink Eye"? An Detailed Overview of...
Learn all about pink eye and ways to keep it from spreading.
Cataract Eye Surgery
Cataract surgery can greatly improve vision along with quality of life.
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.
Why Do I Have Eye Floaters?
Eye floaters are small particles in the fluid inside your eye.
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 Pupil Size Reveals About Your Health
Why is pupil size important in medicine?
Polarized Sunglasses
Learn the definition of polarized sunglasses.
When to Be Concerned About a Broken Blood Vessel
Learn all about subconjunctival hemorrhage.
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.
5 Conditions That Could Be Causing Your Eye...
Learn the top causes of eye irritation.
4 Ways to Avoid Styes
If you are prone to styes, the following tips may help you avoid them.
Sunglasses: Does Color Matter?
Handy tips for picking tints and colors for sunglasses.
What Does Drinking Alcohol Do to Your Eyes?
How does drinking alcohol affect your eyes?
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.
When Your Eyes Feel Irritated Even After...
Learn about giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC).
Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration, or age-related macular degeneration, is the leading cause of blindness in older people.
What Causes a Ring Around the Pupil?
What causes a ring around the pupil?
10 Headaches That Can Affect Your Vision
Learn about the different types of headache associated with your vision.
Reading After Cataract Surgery
Find out what to expect after having cataract surgery. Page 2.
Learn About Eye Pain
Learn all about the possible causes of eye pain.
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 Are the Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma?
Learn the signs and symptoms of glaucoma.
What You Need to Know About Eye Allergies
Red, itchy, watery eyes plague many people suffering from irritating eye allergies.
What Is Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis?
Learn about epidemic keraconjunctivitis, a highly contagious viral eye infection.
Don't Miss These 6 Symptoms of Pink Eye
Learn about the symptoms of pink eye, or conjunctivitis.
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?
Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is when the retina separates from the choroid. Retinal detachment is a true eye emergency.
Why Should I Buy Polarized Sunglasses?
Learn about sunglasses with polarized lenses.
Vision Insurance
Vision insurance can be confusing, but it is to your benefit to understand the differences between medical and vision insurance.
How to Determine Your Dominant Eye in 5 Seconds
This quick test will determine eye dominance. Find your dominant eye.
Wet vs Dry: Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Learn the difference between wet and dry macular degeneration.
4 Red Flags You've Got Red Eye
If you have red eye, look out for the following warning symptoms that may be serious.
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.
Sarcoidosis
Learn how sarcoidosis affects your eyes.
Eyelid Scrub
Learn how to perform an eyelid scrub.
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.
Do I Have Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye?
An inflammation of the conjunctiva of the eye due to an allergen.
Color Blindness
Color blind people have problems distinguishing between certain colors, usually red and green.
What are common cataract symptoms?
Learn the symptoms of a cataract.
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: Shingles of the Eye
Learn about how Herpes Zoster, or shingles, affects the eye.
Adie's Pupil
Learn all about Adie's pupil. Vision.
How Much Do Contact Lenses Cost?
Several factors determine the overall cost of wearing contact lenses.
Learn the causes of bloodshot eyes.
Learn about the causes of bloodshot eyes.
Lupus and the Eyes
Learn the top five ways lupus can affect the eyes.
What Is Monovision?
My eye doctor offered to fit me with monovision contact lenses. What is monovision?
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.
Bell's Palsy
Learn how Bell's Palsy can affect your eyes.
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.
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.
All About Cataracts
Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of eye cataracts.
Vision 101: Facts About the Human Eye
Learn all about your eyes and vision.
Floaters 101
Learn all about spots, floaters, cobwebs and rings that sometimes show up in your line of vision.
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.
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.
Marijuana and Glaucoma
Learn about using marijuana as a treatment for glaucoma.
What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be?
What color will your baby's eyes be?
Learn Tips for Picking Out Reading Glasses
Learn a few tips for buying reading glasses.
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.
Will My Baby's Eyes Change Color?
Learn all about your baby's eye color.
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.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Learn all about laser cataract surgery.
All About Contact Lenses
Learn facts and tips about contact lenses. Find out if contact lenses are for you.
Posterior Vitreous Detachment
Posterior vitreous detachment is a common condition in people over age 65.
Graves' Disease
Graves' disease is the most common form of hyperthyroidism.
Cycloplegic Refraction
Learn the definition of cycloplegic refraction.
Yearly Eye Exam
Your doctor urges you to have an eye exam every year. Is a yearly eye exam really necessary?
Blue Light Exposure
Learn about the effects of blue light exposure on your eyes and vision.
What causes an ophthalmic migraine?
What causes an ophthalmic migraine?
Tired Eyes and Asthenopia
Learn all about tired, achy eyes, a condition also known as asthenopia.
Episcleritis
Learn all about episcleritis. Vision.
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.
Types of Cataracts
Learn about the different types of cataracts.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It may cause poor vision or even blindness.
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.
Living With Astigmatism
Learn a few ways to help minimize unwanted symptoms associated with astigmatism.
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.
What are symptoms of blepharitis?
What are the symptoms of blepharitis?
Are anti-reflective coatings worth the extra...
Is an anti-reflective coating applied to lenses worth the extra cost?
How Do Eye Doctors Determine Your Prescription?
Learn the difference between objective and subjective refraction eye tests.
Pituitary Adenoma
Learn about pituitary adenoma, a brain tumor that can affect vision.
Learn About Scleritis
Learn about scleritis, a serious condition that affects the white portion of the eye.
Ishihara Color Test
Learn the definition of the Ishihara color test.
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.
The Causes of Pain Behind the Eye
Learn the causes of pain behind the eye.
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.
Cycloplegic Eye Drop
Learn the definition of cycloplegic eye drop.
Blepharitis Diagnosis
Learn about how eye doctors diagnose blepharitis.
What Is Ptosis?
Droopy eyelids is known as ptosis.
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.
The 3 Types of Blepharitis
Learn the different types of blepharitis.
Optic Neuritis
An overview of optic neuritis. Vision.
Is a macular hole the same as macular...
Is a macular hole the same thing as macular degeneration?
Eye Allergy Treatments
Learn the top treatments for annoying eye allergies.
Trabeculectomy
Learn about trabeculectomy, a surgical treatment for glaucoma.
Vision Care Plans
Learn about various vision care plans.
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.
Top 4 Reasons to Have an Eye Exam
Learn 4 reasons to schedule an eye exam today.
The Basics of Nearsightedness
Nearsightedness is a common vision problem. Nearsightedness causes distant objects to be blurry.
Artificial Tears
Learn about the many different kinds of artificial tears.
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.
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.
Polycarbonate Lenses
Learn about polycarbonate lenses.
Lateral Eye Anatomy
Vision. Page 3.
Ocular Rosacea
Learn all about rosacea of the eye.
Eye Herpes
Learn about eye herpes, often called herpes simplex keratitis.
Newborn Eye Infections
Learn about several eye infections that could affect your newborn baby.
What causes eye pain?
What causes eye pain? If you have eye pain that is severe or causes decreased vision, seek medical attention immediately.
What You Can Expect After Lasik Surgery
Learn what to expect after a LASIK eye surgery procedure.
Contacts for People Over 40
Learn about contact lens options for people with presbyopia.
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 Your Blind Spot Really Is
Learn all about blind spots and why some people have them.
What is Lazy Eye?
Lazy eye, or amblyopia, is an eye problem that sometimes occurs in chldren. Learn facts and treatment options for amblyopia.
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.
Optomap Retinal Exam
Learn about the dilation-free eye exam, Optomap®.
Ways to Prevent Cataracts
Cataracts are painless, but they can cause vision problems. Here are the top four ways to delay their development.
Eye Discharge
Learn about the causes of mucus eye discharge.
Before You Get Contacts
Are you thinking of trying contacts? Learn the pros and cons of wearing contacts.
The right lenses could improve your golf game.
Learn about ways to achieve the best vision for golfing. Whether you are a novice or a professional golfer, high-quality vision is important to your golf game.
Anti-Aging Eyewear
Learn about eyewear fashion for the over 50 set.
5 Ways Pregnancy Affects Your Vision
Learn about the ways in which pregnancy can affect your vision.
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.
Learn about corneal abrasion, or a scratch on...
Learn all about corneal abrasions.

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