Secondhand Smoke May Damage Children’s Eyes

Secondhand smoke may damage children’s eyes and possibly lead to problems with sight later in life, new findings suggest.  In a study of Chinese children, increasing exposure to secondhand smoke was associated with choroidal thinning, researchers report in JAMA...

9 Signs Children May Need an Eye Exam

Back-to-school shopping lists might include school supplies, new clothes, and even a haircut, but does it include an eye exam? Physicians in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Ophthalmology think it should.  More often than not, vision problems go...

Pain Above or Behind Eyes

There are many types of eye pain, but a feeling of pressure behind the eyes is something else altogether. This unpleasant sensation may be caused by an issue affecting the eyes, but the cause is more likely a condition affecting the surrounding tissue of the face....

Seven Myths About Children’s Eyes

Think you have the facts on your child’s eye care? When is the right time to have their eyes checked? Is too much screen time damaging their eyes? Do they need to wear sunglasses? There are a lot of myths and misinformation out there about children’s eye health. Don’t...

Color Blindness Revisited

Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is an eye condition that causes an inability to distinguish certain colors or shades of colors to some degree. Color blindness does not mean that a person can only see black and white. A person with color blindness is able...