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WHY DO I HAVE EYE FLOATERS?
On a bright day, you might look into the sky and see squiggles, dots, sparks and strands. These shadows moving inside your eye are called “floaters” and, in most cases, indicate that your eyes are getting older. Just like gray hair, wrinkles and aching joints, floaters might subtly show up one day and accumulate over […]
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SMOKING AND EYE HEALTH
Everyone knows that smoking is bad for you. There are countless reminders on television, billboards, and of course, the internet. We’re all aware of how much it can damage our bodies – that it affects the heart, lungs and other organs, that it can cause cancer, and even that it’s the leading preventable cause of […]
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BLUE LIGHT AND YOUR CIRCADIAN RHYTHM
You’ve probably been told at some point in your life that being in the presence of light during the night will agitate your body’s circadian rhythm (your natural internal clock). Exposure to light during nighttime hours will reduce the amount of melatonin (a hormone that helps you to sleep) that your body produces. What many […]
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ARE 3D MOVIES BAD FOR YOUR EYES?
Scores of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters were released in theaters showing both a standard version (2D) and a 3D version. If you’ve ever been to one of the 3D showings, you know that you have to wear special glasses to experience the 3D effect of the movie. When 3D films were gaining popularity, many people were […]
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