Learn about eye conditions and more in educational videos selected for you
- Your Eyes – General Information
- Eye Conditions
- Contact Lenses
- Cataract & LASIK Surgeries
Enjoy these educational videos that provide general information about your eyes
A Journey Through the Human Eye: How We See
Learn how we see and the miraculous biology of our eyes.
Healthy Vision Tip: Wear Sunglasses
Here is a Healthy Vision Tip: purchase sunglasses that block at least 99% of UVA and UVB rays. Throw on a hat or visor for full protection from the sun.
The Invisible Dangers of UV
UV light is a danger for your health. UV light is present all year long and can badly damage your skin and eyes. The earlier you start protecting yourself the better. The best way to protect your eyes is to wear glasses that combine UV Protective Material to block the transmission of UV light with the UV Protective no-glare technology that reduces the reflection of damaging UV light from the back side of the lens.
Eyelid Cancer the Dangers of Sun Exposure
Tommy Aery, O.D. from Atlanta Eye Care shares his UV Exposure Experience due to a lifetime of UV sun exposure. As a doctor and a patient he is now very conscientious of how much UV he is getting. He shares his feelings of worry, fear and guilt due to his lifestyle choices of staying out in the sun and not using any sun protection. Even though he had a cancer and is now cancer free he is still at risk. Some of the consequences of UV exposure to the face and eyes includes: skin lesions, cataract formation (that is accelerated) and retinal damage (also accelerates the process).
His recommendations for protective sun wear for children and adults are choosing sunglasses with polarized lenses, that are anti-glare, and frames that cover everything around the eyes.
He also goes over how UV danger is greatest for children. Children get 80% of all UV damage before their 18th birthday.
This video demonstrates how UV protection is a definitely a medical need not an additional expense.
The Barometer of Global Eye Health
Check your eyes before problems begin. Problems such as an oversized vein, a spot, dryness, or irritation. If you wait too late you could lose your vision.
Healthy Vision Tip: Live a Healthy Lifestyle
Here is a Healthy Vision Tip: keep an eye on what you put in your mouth, living healthy can lower your risk of eye disease.
Videos on Eye Conditions
Common Vision Problems
Rachel Bishop, M.D., M.P.H. from the National Eye Institute and National Institutes of Health goes over how a complete dilated eye exam can help reveal common vision problems and diseases of the eye. The most common vision problems include nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).
Understanding Dry Eye
Dry Eye is a chronic condition that results from an insufficient production of tears or excessive evaporation of the tear film. One of the keys to improving this condition and avoiding damage to the eyes is to recognize symptoms of Dry Eyes early and to seek treatment for it. Learn more here.
All About Eye Allergies
If your eyes are itching, tearing, burning or red you may have eye allergies or what doctors call allergic conjunctivitis. There are two types of allergies, seasonal or chronic. Seasonal eye allergies are the most common form and occur in the spring or the fall when the amount of pollen in the air is very high. Learn more here.
Animation: Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic eye disease refers to a group of eye problems that can occur as a result of diabetes. Without diagnosis and treatment, diabetic eye disease can cause severe vision loss or even blindness. Learn more here.
Animation: Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
A clear fluid is produced and flows through the anterior segment at the front of the eye, nourishing tissues. At the open angle where the cornea and iris meet, the fluid flows through a spongy network and leaves the eye. But if it passes through too slowly, pressure inside the eye rises to a level that damages the optic nerve. Resulting in vision loss due to open-angle glaucoma. Untreated, the vision loss progresses from normal vision and no pain, to gradual loss of peripheral or side vision and eventually total vision loss. Learn more here.
Videos on Contact Lenses
How to Properly Wear and Care for your Contact Lenses – B&L
Application and removal of contact lenses – Cooper Vision
Contact Lens insertion and removal – Cibavision
Contact Lenses: Types and Usage
Educational Videos on Cataracts, Cataract Surgery, and LASIK Eye Surgery and its risks
A Closer Look at Cataracts
Living with cataracts is never easy its like seeing the world through a dirty window. Over time the lenses in your eyes become cloudy making images blurry and colors dull. The lenses in your eyes have a very important job, they take in light and allow you to focus your vision much like a camera lens. However many factors from genetics to diabetes to exposure to UV light can cause your lens to become cloudy limiting your ability to see clearly. Cataracts happen to almost everyone as they age. With so many excellent treatment options your doctor can not only remove your cataract, he or she can potentially improve your quality of vision as well. Learn more here.