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Can Excessive Screen Time Hurt My Vision?

With the rise of tablet and smart phone use and the need for much of today’s workforce to use a computer on a daily basis, people look at LED screens more than ever before. This has led to a rise in what doctors are calling “computer vision syndrome.” These screens emit a lot of “blue” […]

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Are These 4 Common Eye Problems Affecting Your Health?

Do you ever wonder if you are prone to certain eye diseases? Perhaps you have been feeling strange sensations, or seeing things differently than before? It is always good to have regular check-ups with your eye doctor or healthcare specialists. Getting your symptoms checked as early as possible can be vital in avoiding common eye […]

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What Your Eyes Reveal About Your General Health

Visiting your Kansas City eye doctor on a regular basis is extremely important — for more reasons than you may know. While your eye care clinic is invested in helping to maintain your eyesight and minimize your risk of common eye conditions, they also play a crucial role in your overall health and wellness. How? […]

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Night Driving and Your Vision

As the days get shorter and we head into another Kansas City winter, we spend a lot more time driving at night. It’s unavoidable when the sun sets by 5 pm! Unfortunately, however, nighttime is the most dangerous time to find yourself behind the wheel – particularly if you have any vision issues.

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Driving Safely With Aging Eyes

Many factors influence your safety behind the wheel. One of the most important is your vision. As you grow older, your eyes are prone to certain conditions that impact your sight. Many of these diseases develop gradually, without any pain or perceptible symptoms. Without regular eye exams, you can experience irreversible damage before you notice […]

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MAY IS HEALTHY VISION MONTH

Did you know May is healthy vision month? It’s an annual event organized by the National Eye Institute (NEI) to help educate the public and help promote awareness of eye health issues. Because so many serious eye conditions present with little to no warning, it’s important to do everything you can to keep your eyes […]

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SLEEPING WITH CONTACTS CAN HARM YOUR EYES – DID YOU KNOW?

Your Kansas City eye doctor has urged you time and time again not to fall asleep without removing your contact lenses. You listened patiently and fully intended to take his advice. However, you were bone-tired one night, completely forgot you were wearing them, and the next morning realized you’d made a terrible mistake. Sound familiar? […]

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THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON YOUR VISION

You may be surprised to learn that, in as little as 30 minutes per day, you can take effective action against common eye diseases and preserve your vision. A toned, limber body, greater energy and reduced stress are all terrific benefits of physical activity, and that’s why millions of people sign up for gym memberships, […]

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HOW LACK OF SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR EYES

Balancing the demands of work and family mean people are constantly on the go. Smartphones and tablets add to the endless activity by making it possible to communicate anytime, anywhere. Unfortunately, it often feels like there isn’t enough time to get everything done, and sleep is often the first casualty. Working late or getting up […]

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DIABETES AND YOUR VISION

As you may expect, diabetes can cause a variety of vision complications if it is not controlled and maintained carefully. Although it is possible for blindness to occur over time, most concerns affecting your vision can be avoided or managed if you remain proactive about early diagnosis and treatment options. Many people diagnosed with diabetes […]

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GETTING IN SHAPE (EVEN IF YOU’RE A MIDDLE AGED COUCH POTATO)

Even middle-aged couch potatoes can change their ways. Yes, that means you! Don’t become one of those senior citizens who must endure multiple health issues simply because they didn’t take proper care of their bodies. It’s time to get off your tush and get moving. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that just […]

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3 WAYS SUGAR CAN HARM YOUR HEALTH

Everyone loves a sweet treat once in awhile. But too much sugar can cause serious health issues that may make you regret those indulgences. The good news is that it can be replaced with healthier alternatives that leave your appetite satisfied and your body healthy.

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