Presbyopia-Correcting Eyedrops: The Wave of the Future

In just a few months’ time, presbyopia-correcting eyedrops may receive final approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), opening up another option to correct this middle-age issue.  Presbyopia, also known as age-related farsightedness, is a condition that creeps up as you enter your mid-to-late thirties and beyond as a natural by-product of aging. Your…

It’s Time for Back to School Eye Exams!

This year, the in-person start of school for K-12 students in America is likely to include wearing face masks, social distancing, sanitizing and other COVID-inducing protocols. While it’s important for students to return to in-person instruction for their educational and social needs, it’s equally important for their health care needs because schools are where children…

Ocular Migraines: More Than Just Sore Eyes

Sometimes our eyes get sore, and they ache. That can happen, for example, when we’re out in the sun for long periods of time without sunglasses or staring at our digital devices for hours at a time without a break. But ocular migraines are something different. They’re more than just sore eyes. They cause a…

National Sunglasses Day! Get Your Sunnies On

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…