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In a new program launching this week at more than 500 select LensCrafters locations, North America's largest retailer of prescription eyewear is now offering customers the combined benefits of Oakley's popular and innovative prescription eyewear products and LensCrafters optical expertise.
A low-vision rehabilitation program that includes a home visit, counseling, assistive devices such as magnifiers and assignments to practice using them appears to significantly improve vision in veterans with diseases of the macula (the area of the retina with the sharpest vision).
Glaucoma patients in urban areas who have poor health literacy appear to miss more appointments and to have worse disease understanding and greater disease progression than patients with adequate health literacy.
High blood pressure and high cholesterol levels appear to be risk factors for retinal vein occlusion, a condition that causes vision loss.
Ultraviolet (UV) protection is a concern for many Americans, particularly in the spring and summer months, but most people are thinking about their skin, not their eyes. The American Optometric Association (AOA) warns that prolonged exposure to the sun's UV rays and short wavelength light (violet and blue light) without proper protection may cause eye conditions that can lead to a variety of vision disorders.
Without the proper protection, tanning beds can cause serious burns, not just to the skin but to the eyes.
Soft contact lens wear does not accelerate the development of nearsightedness in children.
Scientists employing a gene therapy have provided partial vision to patients who were nearly blind from a condition known as Leber congenital amaurosis -- a severe form of retinitis pigmentosa.
Researchers have announced results from the world's first clinical trial to test a revolutionary gene therapy treatment for a type of inherited blindness
A decade after Lasik surgery hit the market, unhappy patients will air their grievances before the Food and Drug Administration Friday as the government begins a major new effort to see if warnings about the risks are strong enough.
More than 99% of patients report their quality of life after laser vision correction surgery is as they had expected or better, even though 2% report complications with lasik eye surgery that are frequently or always problematic.
Shenandoah Life Insurance Company has partnered with EyeMed Vision Care to launch StarVision, a new group vision care insurance plan.
SynergEyes has launched its revolutionary new hybrid contact lens specifically designed for people over 40 dealing with a vision condition known as presbyopia. The "hybrid" design of the SynergEyes Multifocal bonds a "hard" and "soft" contact lens together resulting in a one-of-a kind vision correction option that provides crisp, clear vision at both near and in the distance in a comfortable, healthy contact lens.
More than five million people, mostly elderly blacks, but many Latinos and a few elderly Whites with their Glaucoma family members, needlessly suffer horribly from total incurable Glaucoma-Blindness.