Have you had laser eye surgery, or know someone who has? Hopefully your experience with the surgery was a good one and that you’re seeing better than ever. Unfortunately not all laser eye patients are that lucky. And now the FDA is taking note. One by one, people who have suffered poor outcomes after having undergone Lasik eye surgery spoke openly of their ordeals to federal health officials this past April. Let’s take a closer look at the truth about LASIK surgery . . .
Are your eyes frequently irritated? Do they constantly burn and feel as though you’ve got something in them, but you can’t seem to get it out? If this sounds familiar, you may be suffering from dry eye, a condition in which the eyes don't have enough tears to properly coat them and keep them comfortable. So what causes dry eye? And is there a cure? Keep reading for answers to those questions – and more!
As you get older, you may worry about a decline in your vision. Perhaps you’ve even started buying reading glasses at the drugstore to help make out that small newspaper print. But could there be a more serious cause for your loss of vision – other than just age? Almost ten million Americans suffer eventual blindness due to Macular Degeneration. Fortunately, a new study indicates that the flavonoid quercetin may help protect against this debilitating condition. Let’s take a closer look at the results of this study . . .
“Help! I’ve lost my voice!” How many times have you struggled to get these words to come out of your mouth? You can do your best to prevent losing your voice, but when laryngitis strikes it has no mercy. Keep reading for ways to make your bout of laryngitis as quick and painless as possible.
Have you ever woken up to find your eyes red and swollen? It could be a simple irritation, but if your eyes don’t return to normal within a couple of hours, or if those symptoms are accompanied by pain, you could have pink eye. While you may think this condition only affects children, I can attest - grown-ups are not immune. So how can you avoid pink eye? And if you do happen to contract it, how can you treat it? Well, let’s take a closer look . . .
Do you suffer from impaired vision? Perhaps you’ve had glasses or contacts since you were a child, or just recently developed less-than-perfect sight. Regardless of your eye situation, you most likely have heard of LASIK – a popular surgical procedure that promises to correct your vision with minimal pain or side effects. Well, you might want to think twice before jumping on the LASIK bandwagon.
Have you ever had a sore throat so painful that it was difficult to speak, or swallow? Perhaps you were so miserable that even the excuse for an all-ice-cream diet didn’t even come close to making you feel better. That’s pretty miserable! Sore throats can be extremely debilitating! If accompanied by a cough, a sore throat can make it especially difficult to work or carry out your daily routine without disrupting those around you. And a sore throat can keep you up at night and take away your energy.
Our eyes are arguably one of the most important of the five senses. Most of us could probably get by without a sense of taste or even smell, but to not have sight would be a major obstacle in daily life.
March is Save You Vision month: Are you worried that your eyesight isn’t as sharp as it used to be? Maybe you have a few pairs of non-prescription reading glasses scattered around your house – one in the kitchen, another on your bed-side table and yet another by the TV guide. Or, perhaps you had to increase or change your prescription at your latest visit to the eye doctor.