Causes and Symptoms of Detached Retinas

7 Possible Causes of a Detached Retina Approximately 1 out of every 7 people experience retinal tears or detachments, according the Journal of the American Medical Association. Up to 50 percent of people who experience a retinal tear will have a following detachment. There are 7 common causes for retinal detachment: A blow or injury to the face or eyes High level of Near-sightedness (Myopia) Genetic predisposition Age: Over 40 years old Had a complicated cataract surgery Have previously had a detached retina Diabetes   3 most common symptoms of a detached retina A detached retina causes no pain so it is important to be vigilant of the symptoms. Seeing spots, floaters and/or flashes of light Blurry vision Shadows or darkness from the top or across the side of the eye If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, consult your … Read More

Low Vision Aids – Low Vision Products -Solar Shield -Amber Fits over Sunglasses help Improve Low Vision

Low vision is described as having partial vision, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision and even blindness. Low vision makes daily life difficult and can interfere with reading, writing, shopping, watching television, driving a car or recognizing faces and cannot be corrected through surgery, medication, glasses or contact lenses. Low vision can manifest in many forms: Central vision allows us to look directly at something and distinguish sharp detail.  Macular degeneration (AMD) and Diabetic retinopathy can affect central vision. Peripheral vision enables us to see everything surrounding the focal point. Glaucoma and strokes affect peripheral vision. Contrast sensitivity is the ability to distinguish between objects of similar tones such as facial features. Most eye problems can affect contrast sensitivity. Depth perception permits us to judge the position of objects in relation to one another. Poor depth perception … Read More