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Driving at Night: 3 quick tips for dealing with glare and brightness

Did you know fatalities on the road occur three times more often at night than during the day even though only a quarter of all driving is done at night? Here are 3 quick tips for dealing with glare and brightness while night driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatalities on the road occur three times more often at night than during the day even though only a quarter of all driving is done at night. In low-light conditions, your depth perception, ability to distinguish color and contrast as well as your peripheral vision all worsen.

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ZeaVision’s QuantifEye to play a role in VSP’s Eye on Wellness program

According to the Review of Optometry, more than seven million people across the United States, aged 40 and older, suffer from diabetic retinopathy. Another 11 million people in the US past the age of 40 suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), notes Macular Hope. Combined, they are the leading cause of blindness in adults.

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The Athletic Edge: Five critical visual skills for soccer success

iStock_000008881444Large_R2The 2014 FIFA World Cup is underway. As you watch the games you might think about the diets and training routines athletes adopt in order to perform at their peak. But, it’s not just the food choices or physical conditioning that gives these elite athletes an edge. They’ve also had to train their minds and eyes to conquer the competition.

Here are the top 5 visual skills for soccer players to master:

Visual Memory

This is an incredibly important skill when it comes to accessing how certain players play the game and how they react in certain situations. Recognizing the patterns of your teammates, and your opponents, is crucial to selecting the best offensive and defensive moves.

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Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Erickson On Blue Light Protection & How Sunglasses Aren’t Enough

iStock_000006729901LargeSunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity for use during sports and recreational activities. Tinted eyewear enhances visual performance in bright conditions by reducing undesirable glare and illumination. On a bright sunny day, the retina becomes saturated and reduces the ability to judge contrast sensitivity. For example, bright sunlight can affect the ability to judge the contours of the green in golf, or the spin on the ball in soccer or baseball. Continue reading Doctor’s Orders: Dr. Erickson On Blue Light Protection & How Sunglasses Aren’t Enough

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Blue Light Hazard: External and internal blue light protection

blue light protectionSunglasses have enjoyed immense popularity for use during sports and recreational activities. Tinted eyewear enhances visual performance in bright conditions by reducing undesirable glare and illumination. On a bright sunny day, the retina becomes saturated and reduces the ability to judge contrast sensitivity. For example, bright sunlight can affect the ability to judge the contours of the green in golf, or the spin on the ball in soccer or baseball. One of the benefits of filters is returning the retina back to maximal contrast sensitivity, thereby eliminating ‘visual noise.’ Continue reading Blue Light Hazard: External and internal blue light protection

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AMD and Patient Care: “Eye Promise” to protect my patients

ZVfemaleoptometristAge-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in elderly Caucasians affecting millions of Americans and threatening their quality of life. Prevalence rates are expected to reach epic proportions in the U.S. as baby boomers reach beyond middle age.

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Is my eyesight affecting my golf game? Five factors to consider

Man Golfing When the sun is bright, and the golf course is unfamiliar, it’s important to be able to rely on your most valuable piece of equipment: your vision.

When your golf game is “off” you probably practice your putting skills or recheck your swing. But have you ever asked, “Is my eyesight affecting my golf game?” Here’s five vision factors to consider:

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