Part Two: Hypothyroidism and How it Affects Your Eyes

Last month in our two-part series exploring how the thyroid gland affects vision, we looked at hyperthyroidism. This month, we will look at hypothyroidism. To recap, the thyroid is essentially your body’s hormone factory. Shaped like a butterfly, it’s found in the lower front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. The hormones, which are…

Part One: Hyperthyroidism and How it Affects Your Eyes

Over this month and next, we will explore how the thyroid gland affects vision. The thyroid is essentially your body’s hormone factory. Shaped like a butterfly, it’s in the lower front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. The American Thyroid Association says hormones secrete into the blood and are then carried to every tissue…

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April marks Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. While both men and women can have eye-health issues, women in particular, tend to have more of them and make up two-thirds of all people living with blindness or visual impairment from diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. The National Eye Institute says that this…

Watery Eyes and Their Causes

We’ve all experienced watery eyes from time-to-time, whether from laughing too hard, chopping onions, or getting hit with wind head on. Excessive tear production, while a nuisance, can happen due to a variety of conditions, many of which we’ve written about here on the All About Eyes blog.  If your eyes are watery and your…

Low Vision Awareness

Low vision is a visual impairment where you find yourself still struggling to read, watch television, recognize people, shop, and so on, after you’ve gotten corrective lenses (i.e., eyeglasses or contacts), taken medication, and/or have had surgery for cataracts, etc. It’s a condition that affects 3 million Americans ages 40 and older, but primarily affects…

Eyes Through the Ages

Our eyes help us to see our world and to experience it from birth to death. As our bodies grow and change through the ages, so too, does our vision. Newborns to One Year Babies can clearly see about 8-12 inches at birth — just far enough to see their parents and other loved ones’…