Mature female virologist wearing eyeglasses experimenting in laboratory
Every day, around 2,000 U.S. workers suffer eye injuries that require medical treatment, and thousands of people are blinded each year from workplace eye injuries. Yet, both doctors and safety experts believe proper selection and use of eye protection at work could prevent 90% of such eye injuries.
Close up of glasses focusing on vision prescription
If you suffer from specific eye problems, your doctor may prescribe eyeglasses to help your eyesight. However, your prescription for eyeglasses contains numbers and abbreviated words that you may be unable to understand. Therefore, the first step towards reading your eyeglass prescription is to understand the meaning of these abbreviations.
Age-related macular degeneration – also called macular degeneration or AMD – is the leading cause of severe vision loss among Americans, more than glaucoma and cataracts combined.
Woman receiving an eye exam
Whether someone is eight or 80, eye exams are critical for healthy eyes and vision. In honor of National Eye Exam Month in August, schedule your eye exam today and make an eye exam part of your preventative care routine.
man and woman wearing sunglasses and walking in street
Wearing sunscreen, properly hydrating and taking time out of the sun are some of the best ways to protect ourselves from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays during the summer. However, protection doesn’t stop at the skin. This UV Safety Awareness Month, we must not forget the value of protecting our eyes from the sun.
Woman wearing sunglasses and sitting in room
Over time, too much UV exposure can damage the eye in several ways. Fortunately, your strongest defense is easy: a well-made pair of sunglasses.
Cataracts are common in older adults, affecting almost 50% of the population aged 80 and over. Although cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide, accounting for more than 40% of cases, they are also one of the most treatable serious eye conditions.
Two young girls playing lacrosse
According to The Lighthouse Guild, every year 100,000 eye injuries in the U.S. are related to sports activities, and of those injuries, around 13,500 lead to some degree of permanent vision loss.  However, the American Academy of Ophthalmology notes that an estimated 90% of serious eye injuries sustained during sports could be prevented by wearing appropriate protective eyewear.
Sandy Orsulak
Sandy Orsulak, RN, BSN, is Vice President of Clinical Operations at Versant Health. Here, she discusses her career journey, tackling large projects successfully, and her advice for the next generation of female healthcare professionals.
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