WHEN TO SCHEDULE AN EYE EXAM

Posted by on September 6, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Unfortunately, far too many people postpone their annual eye exam … some even skip a year or two, and although it may seem like a harmless habit, it can really take a toll on your vision. Without regular screenings, your eyesight could be in trouble, and you won’t know until it’s too late! Read more: When to Schedule an Eye Exam
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5 MOST COMMON AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASES: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS

Posted by on August 31, 2017 · 2 Comments 

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As we age, the composition, elasticity and connecting fibers in our eyes begin to fail. Many age-related problems can be corrected with treatment and/or surgery, but there are also a number of preventative measures that can be taken to help protect your eyes from the denigration of age.
Below are five of the most common age-related eye diseases, their symptoms and treatments. Read More:5 most Common Age-Related Eye Diseases
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TOP TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR EYESIGHT

Posted by on August 16, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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While the preventative measures for heart attacks, joint and back pain, and all manner of other ailments are almost common knowledge at this point, most people do not know how to take proper care of their eyes. In fact, we do very little to care for our eyes until we realize that we’re losing our sight.

So what preventative measures can you take to protect your eyesight? Read More: Top Tips to Protecting Eyesight

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WHY DO I HAVE EYE FLOATERS?

Posted by on August 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

On a bright day, you might look into the sky and see squiggles, dots, sparks and strands. These shadows moving inside your eye are called “floaters” and, in most cases, indicate that your eyes are getting older. Just like gray hair, wrinkles and aching joints, floaters might subtly show up one day and accumulate over time. If you have floaters, you are certainly not alone. They are one of the most common eye conditions, especially among the nearsighted. Although the likelihood of floaters increases with age, they can appear at any time in your life. If you’ve never had floaters and suddenly see them, go to your eye care clinic for a checkup. You’ll probably be told the floaters are harmless, but that doesn’t mean your questions about them should go unanswered. Here are some basics to know ahead of time. Read more: Why do I have eye floaters?

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6 COMMON EYE DISEASES OF THE ELDERLY

Posted by on July 30, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

As you age, you acquire a higher risk of developing certain eye diseases. Since early detection and treatment can often preserve vision, doctors recommend a comprehensive dilated eye exam for anyone over the age of 50. Here is an overview of the most common eye conditions found in this demographic: Read more: Common Elderly Eye Diseases

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THE PARENT’S GUIDE TO RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)

Posted by on July 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

When your infant is born prematurely, the joy of having a baby can be tempered by anxiety. Doctors may give you a long list of possible complications that come with an early birth, and it can be overwhelming to consider the ramifications of each. When Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) appears on the list, many new parents are alarmed. The condition isn’t well-known, and families wonder if their child will struggle with a lifetime of vision issues. Fortunately, an ROP diagnosis doesn’t necessarily mean complete loss of eyesight. Read more: Retinopathy of Prematurity

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MAKEUP AND EYE ALLERGIES

Posted by on July 3, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Many women attribute common symptoms such as puffy eyes to a lack of sleep or seasonal allergies, but they might be overlooking the real culprit: their makeup. When you have allergies to various ingredients in your favorite cosmetics, you could find yourself suffering over the long term. Read more: Makeup and Eye Allergies
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WHAT IS DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA?

Posted by on June 21, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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Diabetic Macular Edema: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

In order to be diagnosed with diabetic macular edema, you must first have diabetic retinopathy. This condition arises when the blood vessels in the eyes become damaged due to high blood sugar. With diabetic retinopathy, the retinal blood vessels change over time, becoming more abnormal in nature. If diabetes is not controlled, the vessels may start to leak fluid–one of the primary signs of DME. Read more: What is Diabetic Macular Edema

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KEEP YOUR AGING EYES IN SHAPE

Posted by on June 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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As you age, so do your eyes. It’s no secret that eyesight is one of those physical functions that tends to fail as the years go by — unless you take measures to minimize age-related threats to your eyes and vision. Let’s examine some smart eye care strategies that can help maintain your ocular well-being for many years to come. Read more: Keep Your Aging Eyes In Shape
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BEST FOODS FOR BETTER EYESIGHT

Posted by on June 7, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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With 25 million people worldwide suffering from eye problems that are age-related, it’s essential to care for your eyesight as you get older. While it’s obvious that a healthy diet is vital for promoting better an ideal weight and other body-related issues, does the food you eat directly affect your eyesight?

Are there certain foods we can eat more of to improve our eye health? Studies say yes. A diet rich in vitamins C and A and minerals like zinc are known to do wonders for your eyes. Read more: Best Foods for Better Eyesight

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