ARE THESE 4 COMMON EYE PROBLEMS AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH?

Posted by on May 15, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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 illnesses and problems.

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WHAT YOUR EYES REVEAL ABOUT YOUR GENERAL HEALTH

Posted by on April 19, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

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? Because the health of your eyes is tied to the health of various other bodily systems. Read More: What Your Eyes Reveal About Your General Health

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NIGHT DRIVING AND YOUR VISION

Posted by on November 30, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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, night time is the most dangerous time to find yourself behind the wheel – particularly if you have any vision issues. Read more about Night Driving and Your Vision

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DRIVING SAFELY WITH AGING EYES

Posted by on September 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 a change in your vision. Some of the most common age-related eye conditions include macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Read more about Driving Safely with Aging Eyes

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MAY IS HEALTHY VISION MONTH

Posted by on May 10, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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 healthy. Here are a few tips to help you stay on top of your eye health: Read More: Healthy Vision Month

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

Posted by on April 20, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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?

Contacts are a savior for many people who engage in active lifestyles or those who simply do not like the look of glasses. While these corrective lenses come with many advantages, they can be detrimental to the health of your eyes if not used properly. Although it may seem harmless to sleep with your contacts in, you should heed your doctor’s warning and use your contact lenses exactly as prescribed. Read More: Why Sleeping With Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes

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THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE ON YOUR VISION

Posted by on February 13, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

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, join fitness clubs or hire personal trainers each year. However, there’s another, lesser-known reason for you to lace up your sneakers for a workout: your vision. In addition to lowering blood pressure, managing weight, improving immunity and fighting depression, exercise also benefits eye health. Read More: The Effects of Exercise on Your Vision

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HOW LACK OF SLEEP AFFECTS YOUR EYES

Posted by on January 12, 2017 · 1 Comment 

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 early is no longer an occasional practice – it is part of today’s lifestyle. However, lack of sleep can have a big impact on your eyes. Read More: How Lack of Sleep Affects Your Eyes

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DIABETES AND YOUR VISION

Posted by on December 14, 2016 · 1 Comment 

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 are able to live comfortably with minor eye disorders with proper care. Ultimately, staying informed about potential conditions and what you can do to prevent them is the first step towards taking control of diabetes and vision concerns. Read More: Diabetes and Your Vision

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

Posted by on August 15, 2016 · Leave a Comment 

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 2.5 hours of a moderate-intensity physical activity each week can make a huge difference in your physical fitness, health and overall well-being. You can painlessly engage in these activities without even considering it exercise. Read more: Getting in Shape (Even if You’re a Middle Aged Couch Potato)

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