Eye Health Topic Index

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Looking for information related to eye health and nutrition? Better Vision Guide features a wide array of eye health news and information. View our complete list of eye health topics below:

Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness for people aged 65 and older. Learn more about this common condition, including its risk factors and symptoms.

Driving with AMD
How is AMD impacting your ability to drive safely? Dr. Evans takes a look at the impact the common vision condition has on people behind the wheel.

Macular Degeneration Treatments
Weigh the various treatment options for dry and wet macular degeneration to determine the best fit for you.

Macular Degeneration Treatment Advances
Stem cells and AMD. Is there a treatment breakthrough on the horizon?

Dry Eye Syndrome
Got dry eyes? Find out what causes dry eye, what its symptoms are, and how to get rid of it.

Dry Eye after LASIK
Post-LASIK dry eye is a common side effect of treatment. What causes it and how is it treated?

Sleeping Position Dry Eye
If you’re suffering from chronic dry eye, it might have something to do with the way you’re sleeping. Learn how your sleeping position could contribute to dry eye.

Corneal Ectasia
A condition marked by weakening of the cornea causing vision distortion. On rare occasions, corneal ectasia may be a side effect of LASIK.

Better Vision Guide and Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler help you understand this progressive eye disorder, including what causes it, and how to treat it.

Intacs Corneal Rings
Treat keratoconus with corneal ring implants. Learn about the benefits and potential risks of implantation, and weigh the potential cost of treatment.

Corneal Collagen Cross-linking
Treat keratoconus or corneal ectasia by strengthening collagen bonds in the stroma with corneal collagen cross-linking.

9 Causes of Eye Twitching
Dealing with an annoying eye twitch that won’t seem to go away? Check out this slideshow detailing nine common causes of eye twitching.

9 Causes of Red Eyes
Dry eye, smoking and lack of sleep can all contribute to red eyes. Here are nine causes of red eyes and some suggestions to help remedy the issue.

What’s Causing Your Eye Pain?
When is eye pain a sign of a serious problem? It all depends on what is causing your eye pain. Check out some common causes to help determine the source of your issue.

Pink Eye Prevention
Pink eye is a common eye condition that can be spread quite easily. Here are five tips to help you stop the spread and avoid and outbreak.

Causes of Blurred Vision
Have you been experiencing blurred or distorted vision and are unsure what the problem is? Check out this slideshow detailing nine possible causes.

6 Contact Lens Discomfort Tips
Don’t let contact lens discomfort interfere with your day. Here are six tips to help you counter contact lens discomfort.

4 Things to Know about Eye Floaters
Eye floaters can be a nuisance when you’re reading a book or working on a computer. But they can also be the sign of a more serious problem.

7 Causes of Low Vision
Glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration all can result in vision changes that cannot be fully corrected. Here are the seven common causes of low vision.

Digital Eye Strain
How much time do you spend working on a computer? Or interacting with a smartphone or tablet? Could be too much if you been experiencing headaches or eye pain.

Refractive Errors
What is a refractive error and how does it interfere with vision? Learn what you need to know with this comprehensive introduction.

If you struggle to see things at a distance (such as road signs) you may be suffering with myopia (nearsightedness). Learn about what causes it and how it can be corrected.

If you struggle to see things up close (such as reading a book or texting) you may be suffering with hyperopia (farsightedness). Learn about what causes it and how it can be corrected.

If you struggle to see things across any/all distances, you may be suffering with astigmatism. Learn about what causes it and how it can be corrected.

The leading cause of irreversible vision loss for people over the age of 60, glaucoma is a serious eye condition. Learn about its risk factors, signs and treatments.

Diabetic Retinopathy
Learn about the leading cause of blindness for people suffering with diabetes.

Retinal Detachment
Retinal tears and detachment are serious issues that can lead to permanent blindness. What are the warning signs?

Inflammation of the uvea (middle layer of the eye) can cause eye pain, redness and blurred vision. Learn about what causes uveitis and how it is treated.

10 Amazing Vision Facts
Did you know that all babies are born colorblind, or that once upon a time everybody had brown eyes? Here are 10 vision facts that just might amaze you.

10 Quick Facts about Astigmatism
Did you know that astigmatism is typically present from birth? Here are 10 astigmatism facts to help you better understand the refractive error.

5 Reasons you Need Sunglasses
Sunglasses aren’t just about looking fashionable on a summer day. They are essential for maintaining eye health. Here are five reasons you NEED to wear sunglasses.

Swimming Pools Eye Health
There’s nothing better than slipping into a cool swimming pool on a warm summer day. But be careful you don’t hurt your eyes.

9 Eye Drop do’s Don’ts
Eye drops are essential tools for eye health, whether you’re dealing with dry, red eyes, or getting treatment for a more serious condition. Here are nine things to keep in mind when it comes to using drops.

Eye Exam Need to Know
When was the last time you had an eye exam? Are you 20/20? Here’s what you need to know about the common (and essential) practice of eye exams.

7 Child Vision Warning Signs
Does your child sit too close to the TV, or constantly rubbing his/her eyes? Could be the sign of a vision problem. Here are seven warning signs that your child is having an eye-related issue.

6 Blue Light Protection Tips
Excessive blue light exposure can lead to digital eye strain. Here are six tips to help protect your eyes from damage when using computers, smartphones and more.

7 Benefits of KAMRA
Did you know that unlike some ocular implants, the KAMRA inlay only needs to be placed in one eye? Here are seven benefits of KAMRA inlays.

5 Tips for Eye Allergies
Eye allergies can be a real nuisance, limiting the things you can do or the places you can do. Fear not allergy sufferers. Here are five tips to help you this allergy season.

6 Common Vision Myths
Is it bad to read in the dark? Does eating carrots improve night vision? Here are six common vision myths.

6 Eye Health Nutrition Tips
Do you maintain a healthy diet? If so then you’re helping to protect your eyes from all sorts of damage. Here are six eye health nutrition tips to keep in mind.

4 Cosmetic Eye Treatments
Got bags under your eyes? It’s not always the sign of simply being tired. But it is correctible. Here are four cosmetic eye treatments to help rejuvenate your eyes.

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