THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP FOR EYE HEALTH

Posted by on June 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one-third of all Americans do not get enough sleep. While lack of proper rest through sleep is associated with several serious health problems like diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and heart disease, your eyes can also suffer tremendously from not getting enough sleep as well.

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HOW UV RADIATION AFFECTS YOUR EYES AND VISION

Posted by on May 18, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

We’ve all heard that UV radiation can cause damage to our eyes, but how careful are we to prevent it from happening? Many common eye diseases are easy to avoid if you know the risks and stay aware. The good news is that it’s not expensive to protect your eyes every day — in fact, it’s very easy. Here’s what you should know about the effects of ultraviolet radiation on your eye health:

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TEENS NOT WEARING THEIR GLASSES: WHAT CAN HAPPEN?

Posted by on August 14, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Eyeglasses may not always look the coolest. But, if your teen has a prescription for corrective lenses, it’s in their best interest to wear them …

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TOP EYE EXERCISES TO BOOST YOUR VISION

Posted by on July 12, 2018 · 1 Comment 

Do your eyes start to feel more tired than usual? Have you noticed that the longer you stare at your digital screens, the more fatigued, sore, or even dry they become?

Nowadays, most eye problems aren’t even age-related. They happen simply because of negligence and failure to focus on our body’s health. They also happen as a result of not prioritizing preventative health. This means, doing what you can before that common eye problem becomes a common eye disease.

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8 SMALL WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR EYE HEALTH

Posted by on April 9, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

When you pay a visit to your Kansas City ophthalmologist, you’re no doubt hoping to hear good news. Perhaps you’d love to hear, “You’ve got great vision” or at the very least, “Your vision hasn’t changed remarkably.” This is perfectly understandable. We all want to keep our vision healthy, for as long as we can.

Many people are surprised to learn that they do have some control over their eye health — it’s not totally influenced by genetics. In fact, there are some simple practices you can incorporate into your everyday life to prevent common eye problems and maintain, or even strengthen, your vision. Read More: Ways to Improve Your Eye Health

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BLOCKED TEAR DUCTS: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES and TREATMENT OPTIONS

Posted by on December 15, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

Though tears are most often associated with sadness, the truth is that your eyes produce them constantly. When everything is operating normally, the lacrimal glands above each eye release a flow of lubrication to wash away debris and keep you comfortable. The liquid moves across your eyes and drains into small holes where the upper and lower lids meet near your nose. From there, tears make their way to the nasal passages.

Strong emotions often bring tears in such quantity that they spill out of your eyes. However, when tears spill over frequently with no connection to how you are feeling, there may be a drainage problem. This condition is known as blocked tear duct. Unfortunately, if not treated right away, an overflow of tears is not the only symptom you will notice. Bacteria often become trapped in blocked tear ducts, leading to infection. As a result, you may experience redness, tenderness and swelling in the area, along with fever, blurred vision and excessive eye mucus. Read more about Blocked Tear Ducts

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WHEN TO SCHEDULE AN EYE EXAM

Posted by on September 6, 2017 · 3 Comments 

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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TOP TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR EYESIGHT

Posted by on August 16, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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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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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MAKEUP AND EYE ALLERGIES

Posted by on July 3, 2017 · 2 Comments 

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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