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Fact: Our eyes are much bigger than we think! Only one sixth of the human eyeball is exposed. 

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Sports Vision: See Clearly As You Protect Your Eyes

If you have ever played sports and worn glasses, you know the limitations in doing so. Glasses present obvious mobility and peripheral vision issues. In addition, glasses offer little protection and actually can contribute to damage to the eyes if glass lenses are shattered.

Contact lenses offer a safe, clear and comfortable alternative for the athlete on any field or court. Peripheral vision is not an issue with contact lenses. However, contact lenses don’t protect the eyes other than offer some protection for the cornea.

Winter and indoor sports like ice hockey, basketball, football, and gymnastics, along with water and pool activities, baseball, softball, racquet sports and golf contribute the greatest number of eye injuries.

Does one sport dominate when it comes to eye injuries? The more contact that you have, the greater the chance of eye injury. However, the most damage is done when the orbital bone that surrounds the eye isn’t able to protect the eye – this means, an elbow, stick, puck or ball such as a racquetball can penetrate the eye causing potentially sight-threatening damage.

We recommend helmets and face shields approved by the U.S. Amateur Hockey Association when playing hockey and safety goggles for racquet sports and basketball. Sports eye injuries literally happen in the blink of an eye and affect professionals and amateurs alike. According to Prevent Blindness America, 90% of eye injuries can be avoided by following proper precautions. More than 40,000 people a year suffer eye injuries while playing sports.

What do you do if you have an eye injury? Contact your optometrist directly for the fastest, most effective response. Optometrists are well prepared to treat an eye injury immediately. Going to an emergency room is a second option that may prolong treatment in some cases, as the hospital must often locate an eye care specialist.

If you are questioning whether you need to seek medical attention, consider the following:

Is your vision blurred at all?

Do you notice discomfort or pain?

Do you notice double vision, as your eyes look either up, down, left or right?

Are you sensitive to light?

Does your eye look swollen, red or feel irritated?

Are your pupils different sizes?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, please seek immediate attention from your optometrist.

Author: Dr. Jerry Hendricks

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Free Information on Eye Care from Colorado’s Eye Doctors

Vision Source Eye Doctors and members of ColoradoVisionSource.com offer free information and articles in our website.From “Dry Eyes” and “Eye Allergies“, “Fashion eye glasses” and “Sports Eyewear” plus much more, read and learn about a wide variety of eye health, eye care and other vision related topics.> Search Vision Source Eye Care Articles

 

Gene therapy ‘could be used to treat blindness’

Surgeons in Oxford have used a gene therapy technique to improve the vision of six patients who would otherwise have gone blind. The operation involved inserting a gene into the eye, a treatment that revived light-detecting cells. The doctors involved believe that the treatment could in time be used to treat common forms of blindness.> Learn More

 

Blind man ‘excited’ at retina implant

A British man who has been totally blind for many years has had part of his vision restored after surgery to fit a pioneering eye implant. The device, which was fitted behind the retina, has enabled Chris James to perceive light and even some shapes.> Learn More

 

Denver Eye Doctors / Optometrists

Denver Metro and Denver area Vision Source Eye Doctors are your best choice for expert eye exams, eyeglasses, contact lenses and expert vision care services. VisionSource eye doctors and optometrists have locations all around the Denver metro area including: Denver, Lakewood, Englewood, Highlands Ranch , Littleton, and Aurora Colorado.> Find a Denver Metro Vision Source Eye Doctor

 

Eye Exams and Vision Care from Colorado Springs Eye Doctors

Colorado Springs area Vision Source Eye Doctors offer comprehensive eye exams, eye glasses, contacts and expert vision care. Colorado Springs VisionSource optometrists include: Archdale Eyecare, Associates in Vision Care, Mountain View Vision, Rockrimmon Vision Source, Thomas P. Sutton> Learn more about Colorado Springs Vision Source Eye Doctors

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Defend their Eyes

One-third of all sports-related eye injuries each year are suffered by children. In fact, sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under 16. Defend yourself and your children against eye injury:

    • Wear protective eyewear when you participate in sports and insist your children do the same
    • Ask your child’s school or athletic club to adopt a policy requiring protective eyewear.
    • ASK US ABOUT PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR FOR SPORT

Learn more about Sports eye injuries

 

 

Help You Child Learn

Learning is all about Vision: 80% of what a child learns in school is presented visually.> Click here to learn more

 

Celebrate Safety

A sparkler burns at 1800 degrees Fahrenheit. Imagine what it can do to a child’s eyes. While we celebrate the 4th of July we should keep in mind the dangers that fireworks pose to children.> Click here to learn more

 

Colorado Vision Source: Helping People in Tanzania

Vision Source eye doctors are dedicated to helping people worldwide. This video shows how Vision Source is transforming lives by providing eye care services in Bariadi, Tanzania.> Click here to view the video

 

UV Alert

Colorado Vision Source optometrists are uniquely concerned about UV rays and your eyes in our high altitude setting. There is growing evidence that suggests that long term exposure to UV rays can cause vision impairment and harm. Protect your eyes with quality sunglasses that can shield your eyes from Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) rays.> Click here to read about UV rays and your eyes

 

 

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry, scratchy or burning eyes. The sensation that there’s something in your eyes. Watery eyes. It could be allergies. It could be something “in the air.” Or it could be Dry Eye Syndrome?> Learn about Dry Eye Syndrome

 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

AMD (Age-related Macular Degneration)
is a chronic eye disease that causes loss of straight-ahead vision and affects more than 10 million Americans and is now the leading cause of blindness. It’s important to have regular eye exams which can detect AMD.> Click here to read about macular degeneration a chronic eye disease

 

Glaucoma – The Silent Theif of Sight

Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that lead to damage of the optic nerve resulting in vision loss and blindess. There are no symptoms or pain related with onset Glaucoma. Of the 3 million Americans that have glaucoma only half know they have it. It’s important to have regular eye exams which can detect glaucoma.> Click here to read about glaucoma – and your eye health

 

 

The Unseen Danger of Diabetes

Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness among adults.
It occurs when small blood vessels in the retina weaken and leak, or when abnormal blood vessels grow in the retina. The result is impaired vision and, potentially, blindness.> Click here to read about Diabetic Eye Disease

 

Keep Your Eyes Safe!

Almost half of all eye injuries occur in and around your home…> Click here to read how to Keep Your Eyes Safe

 

 

 

Sharp Vision keeps a Mind Sharp

A recent study reveals that those without proper eye care were 9 times more at risk for Alzheimers and 5 times more at risk for some type of cognitive impairment. Bottom line…schedule a comprehensive eye exam today and take care of your eyes!> Click here to read about Proper Eye Care and Alzheimers

 

 

Incredible Eye Facts

Often taken for granted, your eyes are a wonderful and vital part of your life. Eyes are your most precious sense. Below are some incredible Eye Facts.

Incredible Eye Facts

  • Eyes are the most complex organs you possess except for your brain.
  • Are composed of more than two million working parts.
  • Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the US. Yet, glaucoma can be controlled with little or no further vision loss, if detected at an early stage and treated promptly.
  • Glaucoma occurs more frequently in certain groups of people such as those who are over 40, diabetics, and people who are very nearsighted.
  • The number one cause of blindness in adults in the United States is diabetes.
  • Under the right conditions, can discern the light of a candle at a distance of 14 miles.
  • The Human eye can detect 10 million color hues, but cannot see ultraviolet or infrared light.
  • 85% of what we know comes through our eyes. 80% of our memory is in the form of images.
  • On average we blink our eyes between 10,000 – 20,000 times a day.
  • The “blink of an eye” lasts only a tenth of a second, but that’s all the time needed to clear away dust particles and spread lubricating fluids across the eyeball. Our brains have been trained to ignore blinks.
  • Our eye muscles that move the eye are the strongest in the body
  • Human eyes are always the same size from birth, but your nose and ears never stop growing.
  • The older we are the less tears we produce.
  • Foods shown to help vision are those that are rich in vitamin A which are needed for night vision such as carrots and other orange foods that contain carotene which the body converts to vitamin A.
  • A professional eye exam can detect early signs of health and sight-threatening diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Together with other tests, eye professionals can also detect neurological disease and glaucoma, a potentially blinding disease if left untreated. Early detection and prevention are crucial to the successful treatment of these diseases.
  • Pediatric and Infant Exams are very important. Physician will perform a quick screening for your child for gross abnormalities at the hospital when your child is born. Vision for an infant is almost adult like before they are one year old. We recommend that your child have their first eye exam at age six to eight months. A comprehensive eye exam can pick up subtle problems that, if left untreated, can cause severe, often irreversible vision loss.

Take care of your eyes with a Comprehensive Vision Checkup and Eye Exam from one of your local Colorado Vision Source Eye Doctors!

 

Dry Eyes – (Dry Eye Syndrome)

When the eyes don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears, the result is a condition called keratitis sicca, popularly known as dry eye syndrome. Colorado’s sunny, windy and dry climate can help lead to dry eye symptoms. See your local Colorado Visionsource Eye Doctor if you’ve had prolonged signs and symptoms of dry eyes, including red, irritated, tired or painful eyes. When left untreated, severely dry eyes may lead to chronic infection of your eye and eyelids, corneal ulceration, scarring and permanent vision loss.  Your eye doctor can help determine the best options for helping you manage and treat your dry eye symptoms.> Read More of this Article

 

How Eyes of Owls and Humans are similar

Owls and people both have binocular vision. Binocular vision is when the two eyes are in front of the head and see the same thing with both eyes. Binocular vision also helps by seeing how fast an object is going, how far away it is and the size.Humans have a field of vision of 180 degrees and 120 degrees with each eye. Owls only have a 125 degree field of vision, 50 degrees with each eye. Owls can’t move their eyes around in their sockets so they must move their head. Owls have fourteen neck bones. Their neck bones let an owl turn its head 270 degrees in both directions. This is not quite a full turn. Unlike us, an owl can turn its head around to see what is sneaking up behind it.

 

Vision Source doctors in Colorado provide the expert Eye Exams, Eye Wear and Eye Care services:

  • Comprehensive Eye Exams
  • Contact Lenses
  • Eyeglasses
  • Laser Vision Correction
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Surgery Co-Management
  • Eye Care and Vision Care
  • Eye Infections, Eye Injuries, Dry Eyes
  • Eye Diseases; Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes
  • Vision Therapy
  • Sunglasses
  • Low Vision Services

 

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