Category: Eye Health

macular degeneration

What You Should Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Approximately 2.1 million people nationwide had age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in 2010, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI). By 2050, that number will more than double to a whopping 5.4 million. With February being AMD and Low Vision Awareness Month, it’s an appropriate time to point a spotlight on the leading cause of blindness among older adults. Read More »

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Why Can’t I See at Night?

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Ever notice that the same route you take every day suddenly becomes a little bit harder to navigate while driving at night? You’re not alone. It can be hard to see at night. Why is it so much harder to see at night than during the day? “Yes, it’s dark at night, but you’re operating Read More »

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eye exam

An Eye Exam Brings Clarity to Nursing Student

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It was during an evening college class that Diana, age 23, first noticed she couldn’t see the classroom board clearly. She hadn’t had an eye exam since she was 12. “I was sitting in the front row and still couldn’t read the board,” said Diana. Diana nannies during the day to pay her way through Read More »

Healthy Heart

Healthy Heart, Healthy Eyes

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Healthy eyes start with a healthy heart. That is what I always tell my patients in my exam room. The arrangement of blood vessels at the back of the eye are closely connected to the health of your heart. However, many patients don’t realize that cardiovascular and eye diseases share the same underlying causes as well Read More »

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Four Ways You Can Take Care of Your Aging Eyes

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Your vision is one of the first senses you may notice changing as you get older, but there are a few things you can do to keep your aging eyes in tip-top shape. Keep up a Good Diet The American Optometric Association recommends adding in eye-friendly nutrients, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, Vitamin E Read More »

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Online eye exam

A Look at Online Eye Exams

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We’re all looking for ways to save time. So, it’s no wonder that online eye exams have become popular. The ability to get a new prescription for glasses or contacts using just your computer and a smartphone sounds pretty appealing. However, are online eye exams all they are cracked up to be? We took a Read More »

The common cold has a woman stuck in bed.

How the Common Cold Can Affect Your Eyes

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Nothing can put a damper on all those new year resolutions and keep you away from the gym like a cold. Regardless of where you live, your daily activities, or how healthy you are, anyone can be affected by a cold or flu virus which spread easily when the air is dry and cold. An Read More »

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Glaucoma

Everything You Need to Know About Glaucoma

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Did you know that Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of vision loss and blindness? There are more than 3 million people affected by the disease in the U.S. today, and that number is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. Glaucoma affects the nerves in the eye and can develop quickly. If not treated properly Read More »

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