Alert: Myopia on the Rise for Children

For several years, All About Eyes has been raising the alarm on the increasing rates of myopia in all age groups, but most especially in children. Myopia—also called near-sightedness or short-sightedness—is when objects in the distance are blurry. Close-up objects are clear. Myopia can be inherited from your parents or, as researchers and eye-care professionals…

Home Eye Safety and Halloween

Every year, it’s estimated that there are 2.4 million eye injuries happening across the United States. With nearly half of those — 1.2 million — occurring at home. At work, there are work-place safety standards that employers must adhere to, but at home… well, people are a bit more lax about wearing safety goggles around…

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month! We all age — it’s unavoidable — so making sure that your body and mind are in the best shape they can be will go a long way toward living a healthy life throughout all its stages. This includes your eyes! One in six Americans over the age of 65…

Focus on: Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a condition where the physical shape of the eyeball, which is usually round like an orange, is instead oval, more like an egg. This difference in the curvature of the surface of the eye results in blurred vision, both near and far. This treatable imperfection, usually an inherited condition, can be present as…

Puffy Eyes and Their Causes

Puffy eyes are a temporary condition — most of the time — and can be treated at home by using a cold compress, cucumbers, or over-the-counter creams to reduce the swelling around the eyes. The causes for periorbital edema are usually environmental, dietary, or hereditary. Factors such as allergies, smoking, consuming too much salt, an…

National Sunglasses Day!