As the first wave of millennials prepares to enter their 40s, it is important to begin thinking about eye care. Even if you do not have a preexisting refractive error, presbyopia will soon become an unavoidable reality. Common issues such as dry eyes or computer vision syndrome may also become more pronounced with age, and the steps you take now to address these issues can help prevent more serious vision problems later in life.
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Newborns, while possessed with the full visual capacity to see objects and colors, can only see 8-15 inches away. Over time, distance vision improves, as does the development of color vision, allowing babies with healthy vision to see the world with more clarity right around four months. However, vision development does not stop at this point. In fact, it continues throughout our lives.
If you have different colored eyes, July 12th is your day. Heterochromia, the medical name for different colored eyes, is enjoyed by only about one percent of the human population and, in most cases, the condition is benign.
This August, we celebrate the opening of the first Seeta Eye Center in Poughkeepsie in 1968, establishing what has now become the longest functioning ophthalmology practice in our region. Founded by Dr.
The leading cause of blindness in the world is age-related vision disorders. Cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy account for well over 50% of all vision loss in the country and in the world, providing one more reason you should commit to annual eye exams after the age of 60. When caught early on, these diseases can be treated for complete correction or to slow their progression. It becomes much more difficult to effectively address these disorders once vision loss has occurred.
September is Healthy Aging Month and a perfect time to review habits that can speed age-related vision loss.
An estimated 100,000 people experience sports-related eye injury every year. Of these, over 13,000 suffer permanent vision loss.
There are several eye diseases that develop with age that often go undiagnosed until some of your vision has already been lost. Eye conditions such as cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy are leading causes of blindness in America.
Glaucoma causes debilitating vision loss if left untreated, and more than 2.7 million men and women in America over the age of 40 suffer from this degenerative eye disease. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.
Degenerative eye disorders like glaucoma and macular degeneration severely impact the lives of about 6 million people across the world. Despite this large number, the cause of these conditions is still unknown.