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To Reduce Risk of Impaired Vision, Quit Smoking

To Reduce Risk of Impaired Vision, Quit Smoking

In a comprehensive study of Swedish men, additional evidence has emerged of the smoking link to cataract development in the eye, with smoking 15 cigarettes a day increasing the risk of requiring a cataract operation by 42%, compared with individuals who have never smoked. Read More


Those with Poor Vision Suffer From Diminished Balance

Those with Poor Vision Suffer From Diminished Balance

Researchers from UC Davis Health System Eye Center has discovered that individuals with impaired vision and those with an uncorrected refractive error - those who benefit from glasses to achieve normal vision but don't wear glasses - suffer from a much higher risk of diminished balance with th... Read More


Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik

Choosing Between Traditional and Custom Lasik

Lasik eyesight-correction surgery, a phenomenal breakthrough when it was first approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration in 1995, has recently been trumped big-time by the innovation known as wavefront Lasik technology, which is some 25 times more precise than its older cousin. The... Read More


2 Vision-Correction Surgeries Equally Effective

2 Vision-Correction Surgeries Equally Effective

Two laser eye-surgery techniques offer equal success at re-establishing "perfect" 20/20 vision in people with nearsightedness, a recent study shows. The study, which was a review of six high-quality scientific studies, sought to which surgical approach would be superior in terms of the visio... Read More


Lasik Helps U.S. Retain Pilots, Astronauts

Lasik Helps U.S. Retain Pilots, Astronauts

The natural human aging process is in a constant war with the U.S. military and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Aging has always degraded the vision of Air Force pilots, Navy divers and NASA astronauts - and this has made it difficult for the respective services to retain t... Read More


Air Force Allows Pilots With Lasik to Fly

Air Force Allows Pilots With Lasik to Fly

For the first time, the US Air Force is allowing aspiring pilots and aircrew members to fly even if they have had LASIK eye surgery. Since 2001, the Air Force has permitted applicants to try for spots as pilots or aircrew members if they have had a corrective eye surgery, known as PRK (photo ... Read More


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New research out of the University of Rochester shows video games that contain high levels of action can actually improve your vision. People who played action video games for a few hours a day over the course of a month improved by about 20 percent in their ability to identify letters on a s... Read More



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