CAN LASER EYE SURGERY CORRECT FARSIGHTED VISION?

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What is Farsightedness?

Far sightedness, also known as hyperopia, is a very common condition among adults over 40 years of age. It’s so common, in fact, that patients ask us almost every day about the various treatment options to help improve their vision. And more often than not, they’re interested in more permanent solutions than reading glasses can offer. Read More: How To Correct Farsighted Vision

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CHILDHOOD MYOPIA IS GETTING WORSE …

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Studies suggest the rate of childhood myopia has doubled in the past 50 years … could screens be to blame?

Over a period of eight years, researchers involved in the Multi-Ethnic Pediatric Eye Disease Study examined the eyes of more than 9,000 children between the ages of 6 months and 6 years in a Los Angeles eye care clinic. This massive study — the largest ever conducted — discovered an alarming trend: In the past 50 years, rates of myopia in children have more than doubled. These findings are consistent with other studies that examined increases in myopia among adolescents and adults. Read More: Childhood Myopia Rates Have Doubled

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HOW DOES CAFFEINE AFFECT YOUR VISION?

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For many people, a cup of coffee in the morning is a must-have. In fact, some say they don’t even open their eyes until they have that first sip. However, there can be too much of a good thing. Excessive caffeine can negatively impact your vision in the short term, and over time, can even cause more serious damage. Keeping your caffeine intake down can be an important part of your overall eye care strategy. Read More: How Does Caffeine Affect Your Vision?

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TOP 10 EXPLANATIONS FOR SWOLLEN EYES

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Swollen eyes or eyelids can be painful and unsightly, but the good news is the swelling usually goes down after a few days. If you are wondering what’s causing your eyes to look puffy, here is a list of common eye conditions: Read More: Top 10 Explanations for Swollen Eyes

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HOW DOES SCREEN TIME AFFECT CHILDREN’S EYESIGHT?

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As we progress further into a digital age where everyone relies upon smartphones, tablets, televisions, and other forms of technology for entertainment, many parents are beginning to become concerned about whether exposure to screen time will affect their children’s eyesight. Living in a modern era where it is not uncommon for parents to allow their young children and toddlers to use iPhones or iPads, you may wonder if this early exposure will have detrimental effects on their vision in the future. If your child is particularly attached to using technology, here are some factors to keep in mind when monitoring usage.

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ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING CATARACTS?

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You may have seen people with cataracts; it looks as if their normally clear eyeball has a cloudy white circle covering the center. In simple terms, cataracts are a condition of clouding in the lens of the eye.

People with cataracts experience blurry or dim eyesight, sensitivity to light, difficulty seeing at night, or the tendency to see halos around lights. They may need to change their eyeglass prescription frequently, or they may experience colors being less vivid. Some people with cataracts have double vision, others feel partially blind, and those who don’t get treated right away may become completely blind. Read More: Cataract Risk Factors

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5 REASONS YOU COULD DEVELOP CATARACTS

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The lens in your eye is composed of transparent tissue that refracts light onto the retina, and it plays a crucial role in your vision. Sometimes, especially in the later years of life, protein molecules in the lens clump together into a cloud – a cataract – that blurs and obscures the world before you. If you suspect you have a cataract because of a cloudy appearance in your pupil or for other reasons, don’t panic: cataracts are common and can be corrected. Instead of fearing them, educate yourself about their causes and symptoms. Read More: 5 Reasons You Could Develop Cataracts

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FALL EYE ALLERGIES: SYMPTOMS AND TREATMENTS

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More than 35 million people are affected by seasonal allergies in the United States, and complaints usually spike in the spring and fall. While trees and grasses are responsible for most allergies in the spring and summer, other plants are the chief cause of suffering once the days grow shorter and the temperatures cool. Read More: Fall Eye Allergies – Symptoms and Treatments

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WAKING UP WITH CRUSTY EYES

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It’s not unusual to wake up with eye drainage (often called “sleep”) on or around your eyelid. It’s usually caused by a mixture of tears and mucus. However, if you’ve noticed an increase in eye discharge or a “crust” forming over the entire eyelash area, you may need to see a doctor. Here are some conditions commonly known to cause crusty eyes: Read more: Waking Up With Crusty Eyes …

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SEEING STARS?

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Why Do You See Stars When You Rub Your Eyes?

If you have ever rubbed your eyes and started seeing stars, you might have wondered about the underlying cause. This reaction is normal and is known as phosphene phenomenon or photopsia. Phosphenes commonly occur as the result of external stimuli, such as rubbing your eyes, but the phenomenon can also occur spontaneously and some people have even reported seeing phosphenes while trying to fall asleep. People typically describe the experience of phosphene phenomenon as seeing stars, but in actuality, you can also see a variety of colors and geometric shapes. Read more about seeing stars when you rub your eyes …

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