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ONLINE VISION TESTS vs. OPHTHALMOLOGIST EXAMS

The digital revolution is well underway, and it seems like everyone carries smartphones wherever they go. Many services that were traditionally offered in person are now available through websites and mobile apps, like banking and investing programs, and even video-based counseling and physician exams, for example. In an effort to simplify the process of obtaining […]

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WHEN TO SCHEDULE AN EYE EXAM

Unfortunately, far too many people postpone their annual eye exam … some even skip a year or two, and although it may seem like a harmless habit, it can really take a toll on your vision. Without regular screenings, your eyesight could be in trouble, and you won’t know until it’s too late!

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5 MOST COMMON AGE-RELATED EYE DISEASES: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS & TREATMENTS

As we age, the composition, elasticity and connecting fibers in our eyes begin to fail. Many age-related problems can be corrected with treatment and/or surgery, but there are also a number of preventative measures that can be taken to help protect your eyes from the denigration of age. Below are five of the most common […]

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TOP TIPS FOR PROTECTING YOUR EYESIGHT

While the preventative measures for heart attacks, joint and back pain, and all manner of other ailments are almost common knowledge at this point, most people do not know how to take proper care of their eyes. In fact, we do very little to care for our eyes until we realize that we’re losing our […]

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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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6 COMMON EYE DISEASES OF THE ELDERLY

As you age, you acquire a higher risk of developing certain eye diseases. Since early detection and treatment can often preserve vision, doctors recommend a comprehensive dilated eye exam for anyone over the age of 50. Here is an overview of the most common eye conditions found in this demographic:

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THE PARENT’S GUIDE TO RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY (ROP)

When your infant is born prematurely, the joy of having a baby can be tempered by anxiety. Doctors may give you a long list of possible complications that come with an early birth, and it can be overwhelming to consider the ramifications of each. When Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) appears on the list, many new […]

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MAKEUP AND EYE ALLERGIES

Many women attribute common symptoms such as puffy eyes to a lack of sleep or seasonal allergies, but they might be overlooking the real culprit: their makeup. When you have allergies to various ingredients in your favorite cosmetics, you could find yourself suffering over the long term.

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WHAT IS DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA?

Diabetic Macular Edema: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment In order to be diagnosed with diabetic macular edema, you must first have diabetic retinopathy. This condition arises when the blood vessels in the eyes become damaged due to high blood sugar. With diabetic retinopathy, the retinal blood vessels change over time, becoming more abnormal in nature. If […]

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KEEP YOUR AGING EYES IN SHAPE

As you age, so do your eyes. It’s no secret that eyesight is one of those physical functions that tends to fail as the years go by — unless you take measures to minimize age-related threats to your eyes and vision. Let’s examine some smart eye care strategies that can help maintain your ocular well-being […]

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BEST FOODS FOR BETTER EYESIGHT

With 25 million people worldwide suffering from eye problems that are age-related, it’s essential to care for your eyesight as you get older. While it’s obvious that a healthy diet is vital for promoting better an ideal weight and other body-related issues, does the food you eat directly affect your eyesight? Are there certain foods […]

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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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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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BEST WAYS TO PREVENT CATARACTS

Almost 40 million people are predicted to have cataracts by 2030, and the number is only going to rise after that. A cataract creates a cloud in the lens of your eye, and without a clear lens, your vision becomes blurry. In some cases, you can also develop a brown or yellow tint. Cataracts can […]

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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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