Intro To Glaucoma

More than 3 million people in the U.S. are living with glaucoma. Yet many more go undiagnosed. As common as glaucoma is, you might not realize that you’re at risk — or know what you can do to prevent vision loss from this stealthy eye disease. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma isn’t a single illness. It’s […]

How Colorblindness Works Part I

Fun fact: Colorblindness isn’t about “blindness” at all. Instead, this hereditary condition affects the way your brain interprets the vibrancy of the colors you see. But “color vision deficiency” — the correct name — doesn’t have the same ring to it. Being colorblind is more than mixing up green and red, or seeing in shades […]

What is Conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis isn’t just the super-contagious “pink eye” that you might remember from school. Red, swollen and itchy eyes are a telltale sign of conjunctivitis. But it has several different causes, and some forms aren’t contagious at all. Here’s what you need to know about preventing and treating this common eye condition. What is conjunctivitis? The […]

Everything You Need to Know About Blepharitis

If you’ve suffered from stubbornly dry, itchy, red or crusty eyelids, you might have a condition called blepharitis. Its name may sound like the noise you make when you clear your throat, but blepharitis is just the scientific word for irritated eyelids. It’s a common condition that is treatable with simple lifestyle changes and medications. […]