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  • Tips to Alleviate Dry Eyes

    Studies show that dry eyes are one of the most common eye problems throughout the United States. Dry eyes are caused by a lack of quality tear production, and are most common in both men and women over the age of 50. Tear production can be limited by a variety of causes; one of the most common is a specific

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  • Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

    It feels like a natural thing to rub your eyes when they are itchy, watery, or otherwise irritated. Keeping your hands away from your eyes, however, is a smart choice for promoting better eye health. Rubbing your eyes can lead to everything from eye injuries to damaged vision. Rubbing your eyes offers

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  • Nutrition and Your Eyes

    As you’ve probably heard, carrots are good for your eyes. Technically, they can’t give you superhero-quality eyesight like you may have been told when you were young, but they do contain ingredients that are instrumental in protecting your vision and overall health. Carrots are rich in beta-carotene

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  • Not Just Helmets and Pads: Adequate Protection Helps You Avoid Sports-Related Eye Injuries

    Sprains, bruises and fractures are not the only types of injuries that can plague athletes. Eye injuries occur in a variety of sports, and often have very serious consequences. Wearing eye protection can prevent most of these injuries, yet too often athletes choose to go without this important piece

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  • Managing Your Family's Eye Health

    Managing your family’s eye health is a big responsibility, especially in large households with many generations. You want each member of your family to enjoy the benefits of good eyesight throughout their entire lives. Eye care needs change throughout life, with children requiring different care than

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  • Is My Headache Caused by Vision Problems?

    Everyone experiences headaches sometimes, but how do you know if the pain is being caused by a vision issue? As it turns out, headaches are seldom caused primarily by poor vision, but eye strain or blurred vision can worsen an existing headache. For patients who aren't sure whether their eyesight is

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  • How Did I Get a Stye?

    A stye, medically known as a hordeolum, appears in the eyelid area as a red pimple-like bump, and is usually tender or painful. Styes typically occur near the lash line (external hordeolum), but can also appear on the underside of the eyelid (internal hordeolum). In addition to the telltale lump, a stye

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  • Ergonomic Tips to Reduce Eyestrain

    Eyestrain is a very common problem that causes sore, itchy, tired eyes that burn and water. Eyestrain can also result in headaches, sore neck and back, sensitivity to light, and difficulty focusing. While anyone can suffer eyestrain, using a computer is one of the most common causes of eyestrain. Ergonomics

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  • How Can You Prevent an Eye Infection?

    Do your eyes feel swollen, itchy or watery? If so, you might want to book an appointment with your eye doctor to have your eyes examined. Although many people automatically attribute their discomfort to allergies, it’s important to leave the diagnosis to a trained professional that is knowledgeable

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  • Giving Your Eyes a Rest

    Unlike other animals, which have keen senses of smell or hearing, humans rely on vision as their primary sense. Because so much of the way we interact with the world is through visual stimuli, our eyes are constantly working to provide us with key information about the environment. Focusing on certain

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  • What the Eyes Tell Us About Overall Health

    Eyes are your window to the world. Everything you experience is enhanced by what you see. By the same token, eyes can be a window into your body. When it comes to your overall health, your eyes act like an open book shedding light on your condition. A thorough eye exam with your ophthalmologist or optometrist

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  • Vision Charities to Help You Give Back This Holiday Season

    Imagine trying to succeed at work at school if you could not see clearly. Unfortunately, that's the reality for far too many people in the world. Whether they cannot afford eye care, are blind or have a vision disability, poor eyesight makes life much more difficult. You can make a difference this holiday

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  • Eyeball Licking: A Dangerous New Trend?

    In the summer of 2013, news spread quickly about a dangerous new trend, called "worming" or oculolinctus, and a serious outbreak of disease among Japanese youth. Upon further investigation, many news sources retracted or amended previously published stories, saying the stories of a sudden increase in

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  • Teaching Kids About Pink Eye

    Conjunctivitis is by no means limited only to children. An infection or inflammation of the conjunctiva -- the membrane within the eyelid and protecting the white aspect of our eyes -- can occur in individuals of any age secondary to an infection, an allergic reaction or chemical irritation. Infectious

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  • How Vision Problems Affect Learning

    Reading is an instrumental part of your child’s ability to learn. In order to write complete sentences or do mathematical problems, a child must first be able to understand what is on the page in front of them. If your child is suffering from vision problems, it may be drastically interfering with

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  • Getting Kids to Wear Glasses

    In most of North America, optometrists are known as Doctors of Optometry (D.O.). As physicians, they are able to diagnose eye disease and prescribe medications or corrective lenses. Licensure as a DO requires a Bachelor's Degree and successful completion of a four-year school of optometrics. Educational

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