PROTECTING YOUR EYES FROM DRYNESS THIS WINTER

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PROTECTING YOUR EYES FROM DRYNESS THIS WINTER

Winter winds and temperatures can be harsh on the human body. Your ears endure a stinging tingle as the chilling air whistles through your exterior. Your fingers will begin to feel uncomfortably numb as you reluctantly trudge from the desolate parking lot to the inviting shelter of your office. Sometimes the prospect of venturing out […]

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PROTECTIVE EYEWEAR FOR SPORTS AND LEISURE

In the United States, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children; most of these injuries are sports-related. According to the National Eye Institute, these injuries account for approximately 100,000 physician visits annually, and cost a total of more than $175 million per year.

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DON’T RUB IT IN: HOW RUBBING YOUR EYES CAN DAMAGE VISION

Occasionally, rubbing your eyes briefly might help you feel better. A short “ocular massage” can help stimulate the secretion of tears, lubricating itchy, dry eyes, and removing irritants from your eyeballs. Pressing down on the eyeball can also stimulate the vagus nerve, which will slow down your heart rate and relieve stress by triggering your […]

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CAN EYE EXERCISES REALLY IMPROVE YOUR VISION?

With such an abundance of books and websites attesting that their eye exercises will improve your vision to a point where you will no longer need glasses, you might assume there would be some scientific evidence to justify these bold claims. Surprisingly, however, there is very little data available to definitively conclude that these eye […]

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HOW SMOKING CAN DAMAGE YOUR EYES

According to the World Health Organization, tobacco use kills more than five million people per year, and is responsible for one out of every ten adult deaths. It is the single largest preventable cause of disease and death. While most people are aware of the strong causal relationship between smoking and lung cancer or heart […]

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HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR GLASSES

There’s one simple rule to proper eyeglass care that should be followed at all times to maximize the lifespan of your spectacles: if they’re not on your face, store them in a case. The guideline seems easy enough, but many people lose their enthusiasm for eyewear maintenance after the novelty of having shiny new frames […]

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WHAT DO DOCTORS USE TO EXAMINE MY EYES?

Having your eyes regularly examined by a licensed optometrist can help restore your vision, prevent vision problems, and protect your overall health. Some people fail to have a regular examination because of lack of concern or ignorance of its value. But, others can find the idea of vision equipment near their eyes daunting and uncomfortable, […]

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KEEPING YOUR CORNEAS IN SHAPE

The cornea is the transparent front outer layer of the eye that covers the pupil and the iris. The cornea accounts for approximately two thirds of the eye’s total optical power, but unlike the adjustable curvature of the eye’s lens, the amplification provided by the cornea is fixed, or constant. The cornea has multiple layers, […]

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CHEAP SUNGLASSES MIGHT HURT YOUR VISION

Your plane has finally touched down in Honolulu International Airport and your vacation will officially start the moment you set foot on solid ground. As you exit the aircraft, you reach into your pocket to grab your sunglasses, but you’re stricken with the sudden realization that you left them in the cab this morning. “Every […]

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PREVENTING DIGITAL EYE STRAIN AND COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME

Whether it’s headaches, soreness in your eyes, or blurred vision, optometrists use an umbrella term for any discomfort that may be caused by staring at a digital screen: Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS). Sometimes called Digital Eye Strain, CVS can result from spending too much time on your computer, tablet, or cellular phone. But many of […]

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3 FOODS THAT PROMOTE HEALTHY VISION

You may have heard carrots are the best food for maintaining healthy eyesight and improving your ability to see in the dark. Although there is a ring of truth to this claim, its origins come from a rumor started during the WWII era. British Intelligence used radar to detect incoming German planes at night, and […]

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SCHOOL STARTS SOON! IT’S AN IMPORTANT
TIME TO CHECK YOUR CHILD’S VISION

It’s August and school is about to begin. As a parent, you know you have to sort through many affairs, such as buying school supplies, enrolling your child as a student, and organizing lunches. However, most important of all is making sure they are physically healthy and ready to endure another year of classes and […]

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TIME TO CHECK YOUR CHILD’S VISION

Three Major Causes of Watery Eyes You Need to Know About

Tears are a major part of your eyes’ protection and ability to function properly. They provide lubrication for your eyes and flush away dust or dirt from the surface. When we are upset or overjoyed, we produce tears as a form of nonverbal communication to let others know how we are feeling.

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WHAT SUDDEN VISION LOSS IS AND WHAT TO DO IF YOU EXPERIENCE IT

If you experience sudden blindness, you should visit a medical professional immediately. Temporary blindness typically occurs in only one eye, and it lasts for a few minutes. It may be a complete loss of vision or an extreme blurriness. Because it goes away so quickly, you may shrug it off as a minor incident and […]

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HOW TELEVISION AFFECTS YOUR EYES
& WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE CONCERNED

You may remember hearing as a child that if you sit too close to the television you are going to ruin your eyes. This is a common myth that has been told in households across America since the 1960s when General Electric released a television that emitted too much radiation. The television was quickly recalled, […]

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& WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE CONCERNED