Smoking and Eye Disease

Smoking tobacco (cigarettes, cigars or pipes) can cause lung disease, heart disease, cancer, and many other serious health problems. But did you know that smoking can also harm your eyes?

Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Wearing Sunglasses with UV Protection Helps to Prevent Serious Eye Damage It’s common knowledge that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun can cause skin damage. But many people may

Dr. Susan Weinstein discussing Women’s Eye Health on SiriusXM “Beyond the Heart”

Dr. Susan Weinstein discussing women’s eye health and other vision-related topics on SiriusXM Radio “Beyond the Heart”.

Set Your Sights on Vision Rehab

“Set Your Sights on Vision Rehab” Facebook Live Event Co-hosted by Lighthouse Guild, National Eye Institute and the American Optometric Association February is Low Vision Awareness Month. To celebrate this

Women’s Eye Health Tips

April Is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month It is easy to take vision for granted. However, it’s important for everyone to pay attention to their eye health. During April,

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 Awareness Month

In recognition of Diabetes awareness month, The National Eye Institute (NEI) and Lighthouse Guild are presenting a social media campaign to raise awareness about the disease’s devastating effect on vision and what can be done to prevent vision loss.

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.