vision problems

A Senior Nursery Rhyme: And We All Fall Down

Posted on 05/15/2013 by |Latino Life | Comments

Your LifeI did not gather you here today to form a circle and lead you in a child’s game of Ring Around the Rosy, at the end of which we all fall down. It was fun when we were kids and could bounce up off the play yard like balloons, laughing and clapping in delight. Well, it ain’t so much fun anymore. The death and injury rate among seniors who take spills has risen steadily over the years to become the …

Look Into My Eyes: Dilation Exam Can Spot 7 Diseases

Posted on 05/6/2013 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDo you really need to have your eyes dilated with eyedrops at your annual eye exam?  Short answer: Yes, you should — especially as you get older or if you are at risk for eye problems. May is Healthy Vision Month, and the National Eye Institute is encouraging Americans to take the necessary steps to protect their vision. According to the institute, about 38 million Americans over age 40 have glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration or cataracts. And that number is …

How Well Do You See Colors?

Posted on 11/12/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDo you have “color vision deficiency,” otherwise known as color blindness? It affects about 32 million Americans — eight percent of men, 0.5 percent of women — but there are now new websites and smartphone apps to help people identify difficult-to-see shades and hues, the Wall Street Journal reports. In addition, be aware that changes in color vision in older adults could be a sign of other health problems or the side effect of certain medications, including Viagra and some …

Reading Specs – So Hot Right Now

Posted on 08/25/2011 by |Health | Comments

Personal HealthRumor has it, you gents have a hard time admitting you need a little help here and there. That’s right, your spouses have been talking. First, it was not needing to stop for directions, or following that Ikea how-to manual (which, let’s be honest, aren’t that helpful anyway). Now, you’re swearing you don’t need reading glasses, even though you have to telescope that menu back and forth so many times to read it, your server thinks you’re waving her down. …

The Takeaway: Boomers in the Surburbs; Are You Seeing Things?

Posted on 06/28/2011 by |The Takeaway | Comments

Bulletin TodayChanging face of the suburbs. Latest analysis pulled from 2010 Census:  It’s not news to us, but new research shows the nation’s suburbs are shifting away from the young couples with children image. About 40 percent of residents are 45 or older.