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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and it is the leading cause of blindness in the world. There are 24 million Americans over the age of 40 who are affected by cataracts, so it seems fitting that an entire […]

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May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

When it comes to our health, most of us visit a doctor or nurse regularly to make sure our bodies are healthy. But what about our eyes? They’re not always a priority, but they’re just as important. During Healthy Vision Month, held each May, the National Eye Institute encourages people to make their eye health […]

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Taking simple steps can help protect your sight

American Academy of Ophthalmology provides tips to help keep eyes at their best during Healthy Vision Month in May. Approximately 37 million adults in America have age-related macular degeneration, cataract, diabetic retinopathy, or glaucoma, all of which can cause visual impairment or blindness, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). However, recent studies show that making […]

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Vitamin C may slow progress of cataracts

A diet rich in the antioxidant vitamin C appears to help keep cataracts away, according to a study published March 23 in the journal Ophthalmology. Genetics play a part, too, though a much smaller role by comparison. In the study, researchers at King’s College London analyzed the development of cataracts in 324 sets of twins […]

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Everything you ever wanted to know about sore eyes

Why are my eyes itching? Itchy eyes are a common sign of tiredness, but if your eyes are often pink and itchy, your eyelids are raw and your eyelashes are crusty, you could have blepharitis. This is a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids, including the skin, lashes and meibomian glands (the little […]

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Treating the digital eye

Digital devices—now more than ever—are becoming an integral part of our daily lives. “Near work” is the norm in classrooms, increasingly, but chances are patients of all ages are guilty of spending too much time in front of screens outside of class, too. Today is National Day of Unplugging—and unplugging is just one of many […]

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Save Your Vision Month: Counsel patients about digital eye strain in the workplace

Save Your Vision Month: Counsel patients about digital eye strain in the workplace

The average U.S. worker spends seven hours a day on the computer either in the office or working from home. And according to AOA’s 2015 American Eye-Q® survey, 58 percent of adults surveyed have experienced digital eye strain or vision problems as a direct result. Each March, the AOA reminds Americans of the importance of […]

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February: low vision awareness month

Low vision is a loss of eyesight that makes everyday tasks difficult. A person with low vision may find it difficult or impossible to accomplish activities such as reading, writing, shopping, watching television, driving a car or recognizing faces. When vision cannot be improved with regular eyeglasses, medicine or surgery, people with low vision need […]

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Love Your Eyes to Protect Against Macular Degeneration

American Academy of Ophthalmology provides tips for saving seniors’ sight from age-related macular degeneration. SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 19, 2016 – Seniors are at heightened risk for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. The disease damages central vision, limiting a person’s ability to read and recognize faces. Approximately 2.1 million Americans had AMD […]

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What is the effect of alcohol on the eye?

Everyone who’s ever had too much to drink knows that alcohol can give you blurry, distorted vision. But what exactly does alcohol do to our eyes? And can alcohol abuse cause permanent problems to your sight? Read on to learn about the different effects of alcohol on the eye. Short-term vision-altering effects of alcohol on the […]

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7 things you can do right now to protect your vision

The majority of us spend all of our work and free time in front of one form of digital device or another. It’s not difficult to protect your eyes from damage caused by the light emitted from screens, it just requires some knowledge and minor adjustments. How long do you spend in front of a […]

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Eye Allergies: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

If you have ever had periods when your eyes are red, itchy, watery, when you sneeze or experience pain, then you know what an eye allergy is and how uncomfortable and miserable it makes you feel. If you haven’t, you’re one of the lucky ones! Eye allergies come like thieves and leave your eyes sore for […]

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