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Know the Facts About Cataracts

Know the Facts About Cataracts

Did you know, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world? Cataract affects nearly 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older.* If you are over the age of 50, you should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to detect cataracts as they develop. A cataract is...

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What Does it Mean to be Legally Blind?

People often ask about the distinction between being blind and being “legally blind.” Because “blindness” can mean several different things, legally blind is the threshold at which someone is considered visually impaired for legal purposes such as for insurance...

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Don’t Forget UV Protection this Winter

Most people think of sunglasses as summer gear, but in some ways it’s even more important to wear sunglasses in certain winter conditions than in the warm summer months. Thanks to public awareness campaigns about the risks of skin cancer, more people are aware that UV...

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Eye Floaters, Flashers, and Spots

Eye doctors often get asked about small specs that appear to float through someone’s field of vision. Even very young people may notice on occasion a spot that appears when they look at a light, plain surface. The good news is that there is no reason to be alarmed!...

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What is Perfect Vision?

It’s generally assumed that “20/20” is perfect vision, but what does this mean? Visual acuity is the term used to describe the sharpness of your vision. When doctors do a visual acuity test, they have you view something (usually the Snellen eye chart of letters) from...

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Contact Lenses – Can Contacts Cause Headaches?

Patients sometimes worry that trying contact lenses will be uncomfortable, or even cause headaches. This may be because they’ve known someone who had a bad experience with contact lenses, because the idea sounds uncomfortable to them, or because they tried contacts in...

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Eating Well for Eye Health

Everyone wants to know how eating can affect the ways our bodies function. Maybe it’s because we want even more reasons to eat healthy, or because more of us want natural ways to lower our risk for diseases and deficiencies, but the good news is that you can easily...

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Reduce Exposure to Blue Light, Inside and Out

Risks of blue light exposure have become a topic of discussion in recent years. More eyecare professionals and scientists are studying the effects of blue light to assess the effects of relying on blue light for so much of our lighting. It’s hard to say for sure how...

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Using Oils to Relieve Dry Eye

Many medical professionals are aware of the benefits of adding healthy oils to our diets. Most of the fats that are essential for a healthy heart, skin, brain, and other systems come from things like fish, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Doctors will sometimes prescribe...

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How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

If eye care professionals cringe when they see you clean your glasses, and your lenses don’t last long before they are scratched, then it’s probably time to update your eyeglass cleaning habits! To make sure your lenses stay clear and crisp as long as possible, follow...

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