The cornea is the eye’s outer layer and acts as a clear window. Corneal diseases and conditions that affect the health of the cornea may cause vision loss or impairment. While the cornea can repair itself after some trauma or illness, severe disorders, deterioration or infection require prompt treatment to prevent permanent vision damage.
Board-certified ophthalmologist Ernest Kornmehl and his team recognize October as Eye Injury Prevention Month. Most eye injuries are accidents that can be prevented by taking certain precautions and care. During the month of October, Dr. Kornmehl strives to raise our community’s awareness of how to reduce the risk of eye injuries. Read on for three… Read the full article
Contact lenses give you the freedom to enjoy life unencumbered by glasses that may break, fog up or get in the way. These corrective lenses come in various options, from soft or rigid gas permeable lenses to extended wear and daily disposable contacts. No matter the type you prefer, it’s crucial to your vision and… Read the full article
The ongoing surges of COVID-19 have left many employees working remotely and spending more hours in front of a digital screen. While we often think of hazardous work when we consider eye safety, such as construction work or using chemicals, computer vision syndrome is a growing concern that can affect eye health and productivity.
Winter is hard on your body. You can feel the cold to your bones in the thick of Boston winter, and it’s no wonder that those frigid days can affect your vision and overall ocular health. Dr. Kornmehl wants you to remember to take care of your eyes during this season, from blinding mornings driving… Read the full article
Physical activity is a critical component of your overall well-being. Study after study demonstrates that unhealthy behaviors such as a sedentary lifestyle, heavy smoking and poor diet affect your heart and rates of diabetes, cancer, disability, brain function and mortality. Your ocular health is among this litany of health dangers from lack of exercise. Research… Read the full article
The human body is incredibly interconnected. Trillions of cells, dozens of organs and a highly complex vascular system all work together to keep you alive and healthy. Consequently, if one of your body’s systems develops a problem, it can cause trouble in other seemingly unrelated areas. For example, many medical conditions that you may not… Read the full article
The aging process leaves its mark on nearly every part of your body — including your heart, brain, bones and skin — and your eyes are no exception. While you can’t stop the hands of time from marching on, you can empower yourself by learning what to expect as your eyes age. You can also… Read the full article
This summer season may look a little different from years past, with certain activities put on hold due to COVID-19. But chances are, some of your summer plans still involve spending quality time outdoors, enjoying the warm sunshine. You probably know how vulnerable your skin is to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, and likely take… Read the full article
Tunnel vision refers to the loss of peripheral (side) vision while central vision remains intact. As the field of vision narrows and the ability to see through the outer edges of the visual field are lost, it can create the sensation of looking through a peephole or a dark tunnel. If you have developed peripheral… Read the full article