Category: Myopia

Why Vision Declines with Age

The onward march of time is relentless and unstoppable. For some, age creeps up slowly; for others, one day you’re loving life in your mid-twenties and the next day you’re waking up with back pain and stiff knees, not to mention those new gray hairs. Unfortunately, even our eyes and vision cannot escape the inevitable, but knowing what are expected changes to vision with age can help you prepare (at least emotionally).
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The Myopia Epidemic

The phrase “short-sighted” can be used in a variety of different contexts. For example, “Purchasing that bright purple couch before seeing the finished house was a rather short-sighted decision”, or “My grandpa is so short-sighted that I can stand a foot away and he’ll think I’m my sister. But I’m actually John.”

Myopia, the medical term for short-sightedness, is a type of refractive error of the eye that involves the focusing point of the eye falling in front of the retina, meaning a blurry image ends up hitting the actual retina. In other words, the length of the eyeball is too long for the focusing power of the eye. Myopia is typically addressed using minus powered spectacle or contact lens, which alters the path of light entering the eye such that it focuses properly onto the retina to form a clear image to the brain. Without optical correction, a myopic person would have difficulty with seeing distant objects clearly; the amount of blur in the distance would correspond to his/her degree of myopia.
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Research & Publications

I’m Not Crying (the Watery Eye)

Have you ever walked outside and suddenly everyone is wondering why tears are streaming down your face, and even more peculiarly, …

Why Vision Declines with Age

The onward march of time is relentless and unstoppable. For some, age creeps up slowly; for others, one day you’re …

Manuka Honey Can Improve Dry Eye Symptoms

Honey. Sweet, sticky, golden, delicious, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial honey. In addition to being a delicious condiment …