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Keep your eyes healthy

Maintaining healthy eyes will bring you more than sharper vision. Eye health is vital to having the best quality of life possible. Here are some common eye health issues and how to treat them.   WHAT CAUSES DRY, IRRITABLE EYES? Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears or produces tears that […]

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Night time contact lenses stop children becoming short-sighted

Children could be cured of short-sightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night which re-shape their eyes to prevent them ever needing glasses, a study has shown. Trials involving more than 300 children in Britain and across the world showed that the lenses can stop the eye becoming misshapen which leads to myopia. In April, a […]

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Sports & Contact Lens Myths

As all athletes know, your vision is one of the most important aspects of improving your performance every time you step onto the field. Unfortunately, not everyone is aware of the benefits that contact lenses can offer to sports men and women for better performance on the field. In this section, we answer some of the […]

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8 things your eyes reveal about your health

Ophthalmologists look into your body in a way no other doctor can, giving them surprising insights into what’s going on. What your doc is seeing: Fluid buildup under your retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye. What it could mean: You’ve got too much on your plate. Doctors aren’t exactly […]

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Summer alert: Too much sun can damage your eyes

Sand on your feet, warm summer breeze: summer is really here! During the hottest season of the year, people often spend more time outdoors, which means prolonged exposure to the rays of the sun. Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays may cause serious eye conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration. If it worsens, it could lead to […]

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cataract

June 2015 • Cataract Awareness Month

According to Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading volunteer eye health and safety organization, more than 24 million Americans suffer from cataract, a clouding of the eye’s lens which blocks the passage of light into the eye. In order to better educate the public about this condition of the eye, the organization declared June as Cataract […]

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contact-lenses

How safe are contact lenses?

The biggest problem with contact lenses is not the devices themselves, but the people who wear them. A study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US found that nearly a million visits to the doctor each year relate to eye infections from lenses. The most serious eye infection is keratitis, caused […]

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Do’s and don’ts of contact lenses

Specialists have noticed a rise in eye infections among contact-lens wearers and are warning users to take extra care. Bacteria, fungi and micro-organisms can stick to contact lenses and cause pain, irritation and serious harm. So here are some of the risks, and the do’s and don’ts: Don’t sleep with your lenses in Unless your […]

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What is glaucoma? What causes glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which fluid pressure within the eye rises – if left untreated the patient may lose vision, and even become blind. The disease generally affects both eyes, although one may have more severe signs and symptoms than the other. There is a small space in the front of […]

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Helping patients with autism

Excerpted from page 36 of the April 2015 edition of AOA Focus. A program with the University of Miami-Nova Southeastern University Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Optometry Cares®—The AOA Foundation and other organizations was designed to educate parents, teachers and other professionals on vision care for children on the autism spectrum. Supported by a […]

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Interview with Dr. Elise Kramer

Dr. Elise Kramer, from Eye Clarity, is a residency-trained optometrist in Miami, who specializes in ocular health and disease, ocular surface disease and regular and specialty contact lens fitting. Among the latter, she designs and fits scleral lenses. This is the topic we have chosen to speak about with Dr.Kramer. Dr. Kramer, what are scleral lenses? Scleral […]

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eye health

HEALTH WATCH: Tips on giving your eyes a break

Everywhere you look, you’re reading, shopping, banking or being entertained online with digital devices small and large. In fact, 62 percent of adults use computers, smartphones, tablets or other hand-held devices for five or more hours a day, according to the American Optometric Association’s 2015 American Eye-Q survey. Since digital use is only expected to […]

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