IS IT BAD TO SLEEP WITH YOUR EYES OPEN?

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IS IT BAD TO SLEEP WITH YOUR EYES OPEN?

When most of us lie down to go to sleep, we close our eyes and drift into an unconscious state, lost in dreams until we wake up again. However, for about ten percent of the population, dreams don’t take place behind closed eyes; these people sleep with their eyes open.

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF COLOR BLINDNESS

The term “color blindness” is somewhat misleading. The vast majority of individuals affected by some degree of color blindness don’t see the world in black and white, but merely have an altered or decreased ability to perceive colors. The occurrence of color deficiencies — especially in males — might be greater than you realize: as […]

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REGULAR EYE CHECKUPS CAN REVEAL EARLY STAGES OF EYE CANCER

Having your eyes regularly examined for vision and checked for health problems is important for your long term eye care. If you only visit an eye doctor when your eyes are hurt or when you’re having vision problems, you may be ignoring a hidden, more serious, slow developing problem.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT EYE FLOATERS

Have you ever been looking at something only to be interrupted by a couple of nearly-opaque strings floating across your vision? They hover around for a short time only to drift to the edge of your field of vision and disappear. You’ve probably wondered what these floating objects are, and no, you’re not crazy. You’re […]

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AMD

As you get older, your eyes become more susceptible to certain vision conditions. Glaucoma, cataracts, and eye floaters are some of the typical vision disorders found in elderly patients, but one of the most common vision problems is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is a slow-developing eye condition that causes you to develop a blurry […]

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IS YOUR EYE HEALTH CAUSING CHRONIC HEADACHES?

Dealing with chronic headaches on a regular basis can be exhausting, especially if you have problems finding a solution that offers pain relief. Headaches are quite common, and it is estimated that over 45 million people in the United States suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. While you may think chronic headaches occur due to stress, […]

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WHAT IS MACULAR DEGENERATION AND HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?

Macular degeneration is currently the leading cause of blindness among people over the age of 60. If you suspect that you have macular degeneration or any other type of eye disease, talk to an ophthalmologist about possible treatments that can help preserve or restore your vision.

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IS IT POSSIBLE FOR KIDS TO DEVELOP CATARACTS?

Most of the time, cataracts won’t develop in your eyes until later in life, and are usually associated with older age since they are more common among the older generation. But, just because cataracts are more common in adults, doesn’t mean kids aren’t susceptible to this eye condition. In fact, it is possible for kids […]

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CONSIDER LENS IMPLANTS FOR CATARACTS TREATMENT

If you suffer from cataracts, you might be interested in improving your vision with lens implants. Just because your vision is impaired from cataracts, doesn’t necessarily mean you need to suffer with poor vision for the rest of your life. The best thing you can do is talk with an eye surgeon about available treatment […]

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IS YOUR LIFESTYLE IMPACTING YOUR EYE HEALTH?

If you want to protect the health of your eyes, you may need to consider the steps you must take on a daily basis to maintain your overall health. There are several ways in which your lifestyle might be damaging your eyes, which means that making one or more lifestyle changes can help prevent eye […]

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ARE YOU AT RISK FOR DRY EYE THIS WINTER?

As the driest time of the year in most climates, winter often comes with increased chances of developing dry eye. Dry, dusty conditions can trigger and exacerbate this unpleasant eye condition, but these are not the only causes. In general, if anything is preventing your tear ducts from producing enough basal tears to keep your […]

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5 MYTHS ABOUT CATARACTS

You probably first learned about cataracts when you were a child in school. You learned that a cataract is a cloudy film that forms over the lens of the eye, and eventually causes blurred vision and blindness. But, how much more have you learned about cataracts since then? If you’ve started to develop cataracts, or […]

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4 TIPS FOR AVOIDING MACULAR DEGENERATION

Macular degeneration (also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD) is one of the most prevalent causes of vision loss and impairment in senior citizens. In AMD, the macula (the central part of the retina) breaks down and deteriorates. The resultant vision loss is almost never complete, but can be severe, and is usually focused […]

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4 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT EYE FLOATERS

Are you seeing spots? Eye floaters – those black or gray spots and squiggles that seem to float away when you try to look at them directly – occur in patients of all ages. Seeing floaters is not usually cause for alarm. In fact, most people see them, but aren’t really bothered by them. In […]

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KNOWING GLAUCOMA WARNING SIGNS COULD SAVE YOUR VISION

Glaucoma comes in two forms: angle-closure glaucoma and open-angle glaucoma. In the case of angle-closure glaucoma, you may be able to spot some symptoms and warning signs on your own, early on. Unfortunately, with open-angle glaucoma, there are no discernible early warning signs.

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