1. Dry eyes Dry eyes can result in symptoms such as stinging, burning, redness or excessive watering. It happens when there is a problem with the tear film that coats the eyes and keeps them moist. “The most common cause is a dysfunction of the meibomian glands: small, delicate glands in the eyelids that produce an oil that prevents tears from evaporating,” says Greg Moloney, … [Read more...] about 3 Common Causes of Eye Irritation (and How to Feel Better)
Moira Saganski's computer gives her a headache every day—and it's not from the amount of e-mails in her inbox. The 54-year-old chief financial officer from Toronto suffers from computer vision syndrome, a condition that's becoming increasingly common among middle-aged women who spend a lot of time looking at computer screens. "Computer vision syndrome [C.V.S.] describes eye … [Read more...] about Signs Your Computer Is Damaging Your Eyes (and 4 Ways to Protect Them)
About a year ago, I noticed changes in my vision. Even though I already had enough floaters—dark spots moving across my vision—to entertain me whenever a conversation slowed down, I detected more than usual over the course of several days. It also seemed that the floaters were a bit darker. Then one morning, I started seeing flashes of light like small starbursts in the corner … [Read more...] about Retinal Detachment: Could You Be at Risk?
Liz Rodovich was at work last December when she noticed a shimmering, crescent-shaped aura on the periphery of her left eye. She assumed it was caused by eye fatigue, from spending too much time on the computer. But when the shimmering episodes became more frequent, and then she awoke one night with a stabbing pain at the junction of her head and neck, the registered nurse … [Read more...] about 5 Secret Health Problems Your Eyes Can Reveal
1. Eat fish twice a week Fish are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which may reduce the risk of dry-eye syndrome. If you can’t stand fish, try fish-oil supplements. … [Read more...] about Protect Your Eyesight: 17 Quick Tips for Better Vision
While on assignment in Portugal a few years ago, CNN’s Anderson Cooper (pictured) says he suffered an eye sunburn. Here's how he described the experience on his talk show, Anderson Live: “I wake up in the middle of the night and it feels like my eyes are on fire—my eyeballs!—and I think, oh, maybe I have sand in my eyes or something. Anyway, it turns out I have sunburned my … [Read more...] about Can You Get a Sunburn On Your Eyes?