For your vision to be as clear as possible, light has to hit your retinas directly, with exact precision. If the light is off by even a fraction of a millimeter, then the images you see will be blurry. Ortho-K, also known as orthokeratology (or corneal reshaping) is the gentle, non-surgical process of reshaping the cornea to ensure that light hits the retina more accurately. Using comfortable corrective lenses that can be worn at night, Ortho-K treatment can help children and adults enjoy clearer vision in as little as two weeks, without the need for contact lenses, glasses, or eye surgery.

Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is the leading cause of sight loss in older adults. AMD involves damage to the eye’s macula, the most sensitive part of the retina, and causes a loss of central vision that makes it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks. Currently, there is no accepted cure for AMD, and patients who lose their vision to it must rely on rehabilitation and therapy to help cope with their condition. However, researchers believe we may have come a step closer to curing sight loss caused by AMD thanks to promising results from a study involving bioengineered, stem cell-derived ocular cells.  

As a chronic condition, diabetes impacts most of your body’s cellular action. Cells rely on glucose (sugar) for energy, and the disease inhibits your body’s ability to control and process it. This can have several significant impacts on your overall wellbeing, including your eye health. In fact, the most common cause of blindness in people under the age of 60 is diabetic retinopathy, though other eye diseases are also commonly associated with diabetes.

Like the rest of your physical wellbeing, the health of your eyes and quality of your eyesight depend heavily on a healthy supply of essential nutrients. For example, carrots are well-known for maintaining healthy eyes because they’re rich in beta-carotene, which helps your body absorb and utilize vitamin A.  Night blindness and significant dry eye symptoms can result from Vitamin A deficiencies. Beside carrots and vitamin A, though, there are several other nutrients your eyes rely on, many of which you may not realize are directly related to your eye health.