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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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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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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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Diabetes Awareness Month • Facts About Diabetic Eye Disease

What is diabetic eye disease? Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy affects blood vessels in the light-sensitive tissue called the retina that lines the back of the eye. It is the most common cause of vision loss among people with diabetes and the leading cause […]

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November: Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Diabetes can lead to a wide variety health complications, including heart disease, nerve damage, stroke, kidney disease, and vision loss. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among working-age Americans. Diabetes is a risk factor for developing glaucoma, as well as for developing cataracts, but the most common and debilitating vision problem experienced […]

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Cosmetic contacts for Halloween costumes prompt consumer warning

Decorative contacts purchased without prescription could be illegally imported products that may cause serious eye damage, US customs officials say. Decorative contact lenses may fittingly cap a spooky Halloween costume, but federal officials say they may cause a scare of their own. With Halloween fast approaching, federal officials on Friday announced a warning to consumers […]

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Protect your vision, know the 3 leading causes of blindness

Education is key to maintaining your health, vision and independence. Here the symptoms, treatment and preventive measures for the three most common causes of vision loss in boomers.   GLAUCOMA “Glaucoma is a sight-robbing eye disease (often related to increased fluid pressure in the eye) that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve, which carries […]

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CDC survey shows many contact lens wearers report risky eye care behaviors

CDC and partners created Contact Lens Health Week in 2014 to promote healthy contact lens wear and care practices that can help prevent eye infections associated with improper contact lens use. Even though he couldn’t see out of his left eye, he never once thought that his contact lenses were responsible for his discomfort. Nearly […]

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