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Aug 3/2022

Understanding Sjögren’s Syndrome – Causes & Treatments

Sjögren's (prounounced “SHOW-grins”) syndrome is an autoimmune disease, where the body’s white blood cells attack healthy tissue and organs. With this disease, the immune system attacks, among many other things, the glands that keep our eyes and mouth lubricated. This is why dry eyes are very common ...

Jul 27/2022

Get the facts: Your Risk of Eye Damage From UV Light

Everyone's eyes are susceptible to damage from ultraviolet (UV) light, regardless of age or skin pigmentation. But some people are at higher risk. Children have a high risk of sun damage as they play outside, for example. And some studies show that people with certain eye diseases ...

Jul 20/2022

Shopping Sunglasses – Know Your Options: Transition Lenses

If you wear glasses you’re familiar with the hassles of dealing with the sun. You carry your glasses and sunglasses wherever you go, switching back and forth each time you go outside and head back in. A simple alternative is to wear glasses with photochromic or "transition" lenses. These lenses automatically darken ...

Jul 6/2022

Older adults with untreated vision issues at risk for dementia

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving 76,373 participants. The results of the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Aging and Mental Health, highlight a need for further research to ...