What’s one of the biggest misconceptions about color blindness? Many people without the condition imagine it is like watching television or a movie in black and white. In reality, it is much more complex than this, and there are different types of color blindness that influence how you see color - and the world, for that matter! Whether you have the condition or a loved one does, it is important to have some background knowledge. What do you need to know?
There are three common vision problems that impact young people. They aren't diseases. They have to do with the shape of your eyes. The physical shape of your eyes can change how they focus light. That makes you see differently. If you're having problems seeing, there's a good chance you have one of these vision problems. They're called myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.
One or more of those probably sound familiar, but you may not recognize exactly what they mean. Let's talk about how each can change how you see the world:
We have all heard the phrase “20/20 vision.” But what exactly does it mean? Is it perfect vision? Does it mean you do not need a corrective prescription or that your eyes are in top health? There is a great deal of confusion around this term and what it means for the vision and eye health of individuals. Let’s clear it up!
A little-known fact is that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in U.S. adults. People without diabetes are often surprised by this, and it even comes as a shock to many with diabetes. There are many ways in which diabetes can cause serious vision problems. How does this happen, and what can you do to prevent them?