What Causes Nearsightedness?

What causes nearsightedness?

Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, means that you see better near than far. This is corrected using glasses, contact lenses, or through refractive surgery such as Lasik surgery in Los Angeles, PRK, Smile, or ICL. There is an international epidemic of nearsightedness sweeping the world. Nearsightedness usually develops in children or young adults. Approximately one-third … Read more

The Looming Nearsightedness Epidemic

The worldwide prevalence of nearsightedness has increased over the past several decades, particularly in parts of Asia. Nearsightedness typically begins in children, and the age at which nearsightedness begins is only skewing younger. It is estimated that in 30 years, over half of the world’s population will be nearsighted and over 10% will have severely … Read more

Do Not Play Golf With Progressive Glasses or Bifocals

If you are over 45 years old and play golf, do you wear your progressive lenses or bifocals on the golf course? Most golfers I speak to do. That is a mistake! Progressive glasses or bifocals use the bottom part of the glasses to allow for sharp focus up close, such as when you are … Read more

Study Finds Contact Wearers Insert Bacteria into Eyes Along With Lenses

Study Finds Contact Wearers Insert Bacteria into Eyes Along With Lenses A new study has documented the way contact lenses change the natural bacteria of the eye. Researchers at the New York University School of Medicine have found contact lenses make eye bacteria “more skin-like,” according toTime Magazine. They found inserting contacts into the eyes … Read more

New Less-Invasive Cataract Surgery Using Stem Cells Proves Promising

New Less-Invasive Cataract Surgery Using Stem Cells Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and those in China have found a potentially new and less invasive form of cataract surgery. They successfully used stem cells to restore vision in babies born with a congenital cataract condition. The surgery is providing newborns with more than … Read more

Older Americans Lack Key Nutrients to Support Eye Health

  Although research has shown a link between specific nutrients and maintaining good vision and eye health, a recently published review by Rasmussen from Lesley University, Massachusetts, and Johnson from Tufts University, Massachusetts (Clin Interv Aging 2013), shows that many Americans >50 years of age do not consume enough of those key nutrients to support … Read more