Test-retest Variability of a Standardized Low Vision Lighting Assessment

The LuxIQ is a portable lighting assessment tool that can be used to systematically measure lighting preferences; however, there is little independent evidence to support its reliability in low vision rehabilitation.

Diabetes #EyeOnHealth

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. In recognition of this important observance, The National Eye Institute (NEI) and Lighthouse Guild are presenting a social media campaign to raise awareness about the

Don’t Delay – Get That Flu Shot!

Influenza– the flu – is a highly contagious infection that spreads easily from person to person, mainly when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Older adults are at high risk of getting the flu. That’s because your immune system weakens with age.

Annual Screening for Cancer and other Conditions

At the start of each year, we often set goal plans for ourselves. Plan to take care of your health by promptly scheduling all your recommended annual health screening tests at the beginning of the year. Many conditions such as high blood pressure, high lipid levels and colon cancer may not have early signs or symptoms.

Diabetes

Nearly 26 million people in the United States have diabetes, and almost 80 million more are at risk. You may not know you are at risk. Some symptoms of diabetes are not easy to notice, but include getting really tired, being really thirsty or having wounds that heal slowly.

How to View a Solar Eclipse Safely

The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as “eclipse glasses” or handheld solar viewers. Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the sun.

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Did you know by the age of 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery? To help keep your vision healthy, here are seven facts you should know about cataracts.

What Type of Sunglasses May Be Best For You?

Whether you’re in the park, on the beach or just taking a stroll, it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful rays. Sunglasses can prevent damage to the eyes from the sun that could be permanent, keeping certain wavelengths of light from entering the eye.

How to avoid sports-related eye injuries

Every year in the U.S. 100,000 eye injuries are related to sports activities. And around 13,500 of these injuries lead to some degree of permanent vision loss.

SAVE YOUR VISION: Six tips on how to protect your sight

A key part of the test is when your eye doctor conducts a dilated eye exam. This exam can detect eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration in their early stages.