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How to Wear a Face Mask without Fogging Your Glasses

How to Wear a Face Mask without Fogging Your Glasses

It may be one of the more innocuous problems of the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a nuisance nonetheless: fogged-up eyewear. It happens when warm breath escapes from the top of your mask and lands on the cooler surface of your lens. When both glasses and masks...

Summer UV Eye Safety

Summer UV Eye Safety

We all use sunscreen to protect our skin, but don't forget to protect your eyes as well. Summertime means more time spent outdoors, and studies show that exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of developing cataracts and growths on the eye,...

Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. If not treated, cataracts increasingly "cloud" your vision (see photo at right), and can lead to blindness. In addition, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to...

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety Month

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety Month

Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, Chang Eye Group is reminding you that fireworks are not toys but incendiary devices that can...

Those Bloodshot Eyes – When to See the Doctor

Those Bloodshot Eyes – When to See the Doctor

Why are my eyes red? Most of us have experienced bloodshot or red eyes. Hay fever, cigarette smoke and swimming in a chlorinated pool are a few things that can cause red eyes. Bloodshot eyes can look gross, with pink or red streaks in the sclera, which is usually...

90% of Workplace Eye Injuries can be Prevented

90% of Workplace Eye Injuries can be Prevented

American Academy of Ophthalmology urges making eye health part of a daily work wellness routine On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall workplace wellness...

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Know the Risks of Eyebrow and Eyelash Enhancement

Having your eyebrows and eyelashes treated in a salon may seem like an easy way to enhance your look. But experts have long warned that dyes and other treatments are not safe. With salons now offering a variety of procedures – microblading, eyebrow lamination, eyelash...

How Glaucoma “Steals” Your Vision

How Glaucoma “Steals” Your Vision

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness for people over 60...

Another Reason to Treat Sleep Apnea

Another Reason to Treat Sleep Apnea

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness. Diabetic macular edema was also more difficult to treat in patients with severe sleep...

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

People with diabetes can have an eye disease called diabetic retinopathy. This is when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. These blood vessels can swell and leak. Or they can close, stopping blood from passing through. Sometimes...

Ballistic Goggles Protect Eyes from Air Gun Injuries

Ballistic Goggles Protect Eyes from Air Gun Injuries

Air guns are notoriously hazardous to the eyes. But new findings suggest these guns are harming more eyes than ever before. Eye injuries from paintball, pellet, airsoft and BB guns have risen by 50 percent since 1990 — even as injuries to other body parts become less...

Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time. The system doesn’t require the input of an expert ophthalmologist and it can provide a reading in 60 seconds, making...

Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People with Diabetes

Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People with Diabetes

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness. Diabetic macular edema was also more difficult to treat in patients with severe sleep...

September is Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month

One in six Americans age 65 and older have a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The risk of eye disease increases with age, yet many older adults neglect to see an eye doctor for care. To bring attention to taking care of our...

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Have a Healthy and Safe Halloween

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription can lead to serious eye infections or permanent vision loss. Decorative lenses are medical devices, not costume jewelry. They...

Take Care of Your Eyes Now For Good Vision Later in Life

Take Care of Your Eyes Now For Good Vision Later in Life

If you're in your 20s or 30s, you probably don't spend much time thinking about your eye health. But this is the exactly the time you should be acting to preserve your vision. Most vision problems are preventable with simple good-health habits. Vision loss is not an...

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety

Celebrate Safely: Fireworks Eye Safety

Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year. With the Fourth of July holiday just a month away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that fireworks are not toys...

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also a great defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause short- and long-term eye damage. These are the most...

What’s Your Vision of the Future?

What’s Your Vision of the Future?

Yearly physical? Check. Dentist appointment? Check. But what about your eye health? Most vision problems are preventable; vision loss doesn’t have to be a natural part of getting older. Use these everyday tips to help set yourself up for a lifetime of seeing well. 1....

How Can I Protect My Eyes and Vision at Work?

How Can I Protect My Eyes and Vision at Work?

The personal and economic toll of eye injuries at work is alarming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 20,000 workplace eye injuries happen each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. In fact, the...

What is Refractive Surgery?

What is Refractive Surgery?

If you have a refractive error, such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision. There are various surgical procedures for correcting or adjusting your...

Sports Eye Safety Awareness

Sports Eye Safety Awareness

The Prevent Blindness Organization has dedicated September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month. Nearly 6,000 Americans from a sports related eye injury each year. Many of these injuries occur in children and can be easily prevented by wearing the proper eye...

Need To Know: Cataract Surgery

Need To Know: Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens of the eye. The lens is a tissue located behind the pupil that is responsible for focusing light onto the retina (back of the eye). A cataract usually forms as you get older. As a cataract grows and clouds more of...

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