Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A short-lived optical sensation can lead some smartphone users to mistakenly believe they've lost sight in one eye, British doctors report.

Zika Can Also Strike Eyes of Adults: Report

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors in Brazil report that a man infected with Zika developed a potentially severe eye condition, in another sign that the dreaded virus can harm vision in both babies and adults.

Nearly 10 Million Americans Are Severely Nearsighted

TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Are You Losing Your Vision?

(HealthDay News) -- Some age-related vision loss is common. But because it tends to happen gradually, you may not be aware that your sight is ebbing.

Tight Blood Sugar Control Helps Fight Diabetic Eye Disease

SATURDAY, June 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive blood sugar control appears to reduce the risk of eye disease progression in people with type 2 diabetes, a new study says.

Bifocals Might Trip You Up

THURSDAY, June 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Wearing bifocals or progressive lenses may cause visual blurring. And that puts older people at risk of making a misstep and falling, researchers say.

Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients' anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests.

Doctors Spot New Vision Problems in Babies Struck by Zika

WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New eye problems in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.

Health Tip: Help Protect Your Vision

(HealthDay News) -- You pay regular visits to your family doctor and dentist, so why not your eye doctor? Regular eye exams can prevent or spot serious problems that could lead to impaired sight.

Newer Drugs Helping Older People With Eye Disease

FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New medications are boosting quality of life for many older people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study indicates.