Category: Eye Health

3 Ways to Protect Your Eyes on Vacation

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Traveling is always a bit of an adventure. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or dream destination, things don’t always go according to plan. To make sure you can take in all the sights along the way, here are some must-haves to protect your eyes, wherever your adventures lead. Sunglasses If there’s one thing to not Read More »

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Emergency Preparedness: Eye Care Edition

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Natural disasters can strike with little or no notice. Having a plan and emergency preparedness kit ready to go can help you and your family navigate more quickly and easily when confronted with a disaster. Know the types of disasters most common to your area Emergencies can range from personal, such as house fires, to Read More »

Eye Exam Helps Identify Multiple Sclerosis

Eye Exam Helps Identify Multiple Sclerosis

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It started on a Tuesday and I remember the exact day because it happened in the middle of a three-hour evening college composition class that I was teaching once a week. I was reviewing an essay assignment with the class when it set in, what I thought was one of the worst headaches I’d ever Read More »

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Can an Eye Exam Detect Diabetes?

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Comprehensive eye exams are important for many reasons. Along with eye-related concerns, eye doctors may be able to detect other health issues during a comprehensive eye exam. Can you detect diabetes through an eye exam? “The answer is yes, yes you can,” said VSP network eye doctor Meghan Riegel, OD. According to Dr. Riegel, diabetes Read More »

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Top 3 Ways to Soothe Seasonal Allergies

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As winter shifts to spring, and flowers, grasses and trees begin to bloom, spring can take a toll on your eyes if you suffer from seasonal allergies. The spring season has a marked increase in pollen and allergens in the air, resulting in symptoms for allergy sufferers. What are allergies? According to the Asthma and Read More »

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Permanent Marker as Eyeliner: Beauty Hack or Hazard?

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There is something satisfying about applying perfectly even winged eyeliner, but there are some shortcuts that might be putting your health at risk. Taylor Swift recently confessed that in her younger years she occasionally applied permanent marker as eyeliner for her iconic look. And while she warned readers not to do it, the question remains Read More »

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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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