Eye Health / Blindness

Asymmetrical eyes: What to know

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Asymmetrical eyes — or eyes that are not the same size, shape, or level as each other — are very common. In rare cases, having asymmetrical eyes may indicate an underlying medical condition. Most of the […]

Eye Health / Blindness

What are the best vitamins for eye health?

Certain vitamins are essential for maintaining good eye health. Many are powerful antioxidants that protect the eyes and other parts of the body from oxidative damage and inflammation. Deficiencies in particular vitamins can increase the risk of some eye conditions, such as cataracts, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Research suggests that some vitamin and […]

Eye Health / Blindness

What is ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is the study of medical conditions relating to the eye. Ophthalmologists are doctors who specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of this organ. A general practice doctor may refer someone to an ophthalmologist if they show symptoms of cataracts, eye infections, optic nerve problems, or other eye conditions. In this article, we look […]