eye health

WHAT EXACTLY IS LASIK SURGERY? LASIK is the acronym for Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis. LASIK is a cosmetic operation. An ultraviolet excimer laser is used to modify the curve of the cornea in order to change the basic focus of the eye. This will supposedly “cure” refractive errors of the eye – nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism […]

  June is Cataract Awareness Month. Dr. Lawrence Woodard encourages African-Americans to know the basics about the condition including the physical and emotional impact and the benefits of treatment. What exactly are cataracts? Cataracts cloud the eye’s naturally clear lens, blocking or changing how light passes through and resulting in blurry vision. It is the […]

Dr. Edwin C. Marshall, O.D., M.S., M.P.H. is professor emeritus of optometry and public health at Indiana University. Prior to retiring from Indiana University in 2013, he was the Indiana University Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs. Before being named an IU Vice President, Dr. Marshall was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs […]

Mama always said, “Don’t sit too close to the TV or it’ll ruin your eyes!” The new pearls of wisdom should be, “Don’t look at…

  Dr. Robert A. Copeland, Jr.  specializes in ophthalmology, corneal and external diseases, and uveitis. He is a professor and the chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology in the Howard University College of Medicine at Howard University Hospital, where he also serves as section chair for the Advisory Board of International Healthcare Services. He is […]

For iPhone:   Dr. Neal Adams is the former Chief of the Division of Visual Physiology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the former Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health […]

Since contacts are so important option for vision and our eyes are so precious, it’s important to take good care of both. Many people new…

When was your last eye exam? Many of us avoid it like the plaque, resistant to the idea of having our eyes dilated blinding us for what seems like an eternity (usually lasts 3-6 hours, sometimes longer). But what if your eyes could see into the future? New research suggests that a retinal eye exam […]