Leading Cause of Blindness Diabetes Is Growing

ST. LOUIS, Oct., 2016  — The leading cause of blindness, diabetes, is steadily growing and is expected to affect one in 10 people worldwide by 2040, the International Diabetes Federation predicts. As prevalent as the condition is, 79 percent of Americans don’t know diabetic eye diseases have no visible symptoms and more than half do […]

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness Study Estimates More than 8 Million Americans have Diabetic Retinopathy, Numbers Expected to Increase Significantly  Prevent Blindness Provides Free Educational Materials as Part of November’s Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month- CHICAGO (Oct, 2016) – Today, more than 8 million Americans have diabetic retinopathy, with that number expected to jump in the coming years, according to […]

National Sunglass Day June 27

National Sunglass Day is June 27, and one of the biggest protection for eye health is to wear a good pair of UV protective eyewear.

19% of All Firework Injuries Are To the Eyes

CHICAGO (June, 2016) – According to the latest data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), an estimated 7,000 Americans spent part of their Fourth of July holiday in the emergency room in 2014 due to fireworks injuries.  And, 19 percent of those injuries were to the eyes. Burns were the most common injury […]

“Red Eye” Effect in Photos Can Indicate Eye Diseases

Seeing red? That’s a good thing! Though many individuals groan upon seeing their eyes shining red in a photo (“I look like a demon!”), they should be happy to note that their eyes are in good health. And if there is only the red eye effect in one eye but not that other? That can […]

JINS Eyewear Launches JINS Screen Night

JINS Eyewear announced the launch of JINS SCREEN NIGHT, new glasses designed to protect the eyes from prolonged use of digital devices. These glasses filter out blue light and may help improve the quality of sleep. JINS SCREEN NIGHT is for those who spend late nights surfing and texting on a tablet or phone. It […]

April Is Sjogren Awareness Month

Sjogren’s syndrome is a form of autoimmune disease where your body defense mechanism (immune system) attacks the organs that produce moisture. The most common symptoms are dry eye and dry mouth. Sjogren’s syndrome related dry eyes are often severe, results in eye ulcers, corneal abrasion,  Some people with Sjögren’s syndrome also have other autoimmune disorders, […]