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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

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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age-related macular degeneration AMD

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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Protect your eyes when wearing coloured contact lenses this winter

The first thoughts that come to your mind when you think of winter are how cold it will get and the wet air. But what most people don’t realize is that the air is actually drier during the winter as compared to other seasons. This is a cause of concern for those people that have […]

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Climate Change

With climate change, prevention matters more than ever

Sue Lowe, O.D., has a regular spiel with patients—and it goes beyond the usual suggestions to wear sunglasses, rest their eyes or look away from their computers for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. Hers is about the environment. “The eye is a unique organ,” she tells patients. “It’s only 22 mm long, but it’s susceptible […]

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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 allergy

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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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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Why Are Scleral Lenses A Better Option Than Contact Lenses?

Due to high-risk of serious infection and the cases of failure, corneal transplant imposes a crucial risk on the health of the patient. Contrary to the practices of corneal transplant, scleral lenses is free from all long-term risks. You don’t have to worry about the rupturing of the wound during any trauma, nor would you […]

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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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