Prevention

Essential Eye Care Tips During Summers

Essential eye care tips during summers

Now that the summer season has finally set in, it is high time to ensure adequate eye care or proper protection to your eyes. Your eyes have risks to UV exposure and other dangers which you may not be aware of. Here are some useful tips worth going through if you are looking for adequate […]

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5 truths about protecting your eyes

5 truths about protecting your eyes

Of your five senses, which one are you most afraid of losing? If you’re like most people, your answer is your ability to see. Because our eyesight is so precious, it’s no wonder that myths abound about what can damage our eyes — and what can protect them. Here, we debunk five common myths — […]

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Five Tips that will protect your eyes from sun damage

The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldn’t overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, warns the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In support of UV Safety Month in […]

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What Causes Keratoconus?

The exact cause of keratoconus is unknown. There are many theories based on research and its association with other conditions. However, no one theory explains it all and it may be caused by a combination of things. It is believed that genetics, the environment and the endocrine system all play a role in keratoconus. Genetic […]

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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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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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Eye Exams: Why You Should Get One Every Year

When you’re a child, it’s easy to get an eye exam because the adult in your life, be them your parent or caretaker, makes sure that you make it to your appointment. But for those of us who no longer live under mom and dad’s roof, it’s important to be vigilant about eye care health. […]

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february low vision awareness month

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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