Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with eye conditions — and Hollywood stars are no exception. In this blog post, Dr. Edward Hedaya of InVision EyeCare reveals some celebrities that have spoken publicly about their chronic eye condition or disease.
Former Friends star Jennifer Aniston recently admitted she was “addicted to eye drops” and had trouble reading scripts due to dry, itchy eyes. Aniston struggled with chronic eye syndrome for years but didn’t know it was a diagnosable condition until a year ago. The actress has now partnered with a pharmaceutical company to spread awareness on dry eye syndrome.
As the lead singer of the band U2, Bono is known for his distinct vocals and dark-colored sunglasses. During a 2014 interview, the singer revealed that the sunglasses are more than just a fashion statement. Bono admitted he has glaucoma, an eye disease that makes eyes sensitive to light and glare (hence the sunglasses). Often called the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma has no early symptoms and can eventually lead to blindness. But thanks to advanced therapies and surgical methods, glaucoma can be managed.
“I have good treatments,” Bono said during the interview. “And I am going to be fine.”
In 2013, Academy Award winning actor John Goodman revealed he was taking time off from acting to take care of his health, including undergoing cataract surgery. The procedure, which involves removing the eye’s clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), is one of the most commonly (and successfully) performed surgeries today.
In 2014, Goodman’s Roseanne co-star Roseanne Barr announced she had been diagnosed with two chronic eye diseases. Barr has both glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Neither disease has a known cure but treatment can help stave off vision loss.
Contact Us Today
If reading about the experiences of some of Hollywood’s stars inspired you to seek treatment for an eye condition, contact InVision EyeCare. Dr. Hedaya offers comprehensive treatment for various eye conditions and diseases including:
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Macular Degeneration
Schedule a personal consultation with us by calling (732) 210-0140.