Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a widespread medical disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. While the influence on heart health is well known, the link between hypertension and eye health is sometimes disregarded. Understanding the impact of high blood pressure on the eyes, on the other hand, is critical for maintaining normal visual function. Many Americans suffer from high blood pressure. One sure thing is that males have it at a greater risk compared to women (47% vs. 43%), so your gender may play a role in whether you're in danger. This danger should not be overlooked.
From an infant to an adult, the changes keep happening in every inch of our skin, and of course including the vision. People don’t have a clear vision as long as they were born, as it takes time to grow up. During the growth and development of children, their vision can be vulnerable and easily affected by a lot of factors. For instance, children before 7 years old are likely to get strabismus, as well as farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and amblyopia, and these situations need to be found and treated timely in order to avoid permanent vision loss. This is also why good behaviors of eye use should be fostered as soon as possible in childhood.
Cone rod dystrophy is a rare hereditary eye illness that damages the cone and rod cells in the retina, causing vision loss and perhaps blindness. This article will go over cone rod dystrophy in detail, including its definition, causes, symptoms, and treatment options. We will also discuss how cone rod dystrophy affects visual acuity, the processes involved, and the special issues it offers to children and people with poor vision.
Smoking affects the health of large numbers of people and nearly 8 million deaths each year are related to smoking in the world. The harm of smoking is obvious and widely known and it can have direct and negative effects on the eyes and vision. The news of the World Health Organization (WHO) claims that the risk of specific eye diseases and permanent vision loss will be raised due to smoking. To make the public realize the dangers of smoking more comprehensively, the WHO therefore designated May 31st as World No Tobacco Day.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) is an annual event held on the third Thursday of May. Joe Devon, a web developer, and Jennison Asuncion, an accessibility specialist, established GAAD. They realized the need to raise awareness regarding digital accessibility and devised the notion of designating a day to do so. One important aspect of GAAD is accessibility for visually impaired people. Accessibility measures are critical for those who are blind or have limited vision to fully participate in society. Incorporating visual aids and assistive technology that improve their sense of independence and access to information is part of this.
The eyesight situation of people with visually impaired can demonstrate in a variety of ways. However, to fit different eye conditions and meet multiple needs. Among several types of visually impaired aids, Zoomax Snow 12 has a certain reputation on the market. It’s a portable electronic video magnifier with powerful functions and can be used on a foldable stand. Many people choose it as it provides satisfying use to meet users’ demands, and people use Snow 12 in different places for their own purposes. In this read, we interviewed some of the users to figure out where the best place to use Zoomax Snow 12.
While it can be something we all take for granted, eye health, like our overall health, is something we should all take responsibility for. The consequences of eyesight loss can be devastating, requiring significant changes to lifestyle and introducing new challenges. Even beyond the personal impact, a 2020 study estimated that globally, the cost of vision impairment is as much as $400 billion. It makes sense to do what you can to avoid vision health problems, and it makes sense for countries too given the cost, which is why Healthy Vision Month is here to support eye health and promote eye exams.
Our eyes are one of the most important organs in terms of how we experience life and the world around us. But like any part of the body, they can be compromised by injury or disease, causing sight issues of varying degrees. There are a number of diseases that affect eyesight, some of which are quite rare, and Visual Snow Syndrome is one of them. While this is not a disease that means a loss of sight, it does cause a form of sight impairment. Here is everything you need to know about this rare eye disorder.
Dealing with low vision life presents challenges in many ways, some obvious, some less so. However, while there are different types of low vision, one thing everyone living with low vision shares, is the challenges in adapting to the condition after it occurs. As a life changing moment, developing low vision for whatever reason means real disruption in anyone’s life, here are some ways that can make the transition to low life living less stressful.
Are you accustomed to rubbing your eyes when feeling uncomfortable? When you use your hands to rub the eyes without paying attention to the hygiene conditions, the germs and viruses would get into the eyes and result in eye infection eventually. Many people don’t take eye infections seriously as they usually can be cured by properly using relevant medications in most cases. However, there are several types of eye infections and some of them may lead to severe visual problems. Read on to get more knowledge about eye infections.