Social sense: When vision and hearing make it hard to connect

Healthy vision

Your eyes are an important part of your overall health. Read the healthy vision articles below to discover the best ways to care for your eyes, the right foods to keep them healthy and much more.

Color deficiency quiz square

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Color-blind quiz

Take our color blind quiz and check out our comparisons of what people with color blindness see.

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Shocking facts about eyes in the winter

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Shocking winter eye facts

Winter can be rough on eyes. Germs, low temperatures, snowballs, icicles. It’s a winter wonderland of vision hazards.

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Simulate common eye diseases

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Eye simulator for common eye diseases

Ever wonder what your loved one with macular degeneration really sees? Walk through a simulation of common eye diseases.

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what animals eyes do you have

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A wild look at determining your animal eyes

Are you blind as a bat? Can you see as sharply as an eagle? Find out what type of animal your vision mirrors in this interactive quiz.

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Vision science or myth

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Science or Myth

Our helpful, healthful quiz gives you an eyeful of ways to improve your vision.

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Vision and Hearing

Social sense: When vision and hearing make it hard to connect

Close your eyes and think of your favorite holiday. Let it sink in.  Chances are you can recall specific sights, sounds, tastes and smells. It’s a sensory feast. But, what if one of your senses has changed? What if you …

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Use your FSA dollars on vision

See the savings with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

With health care costs on the rise year-over-year,1 employers and the government alike have created ways to help families manage medical expenses. One particularly popular program is known as a Flexible Spending Account (FSA). You might also hear it referred …

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Bon EYEppetit: Holly jolly holiday platter

Veggie wreath and dip

Give your eyes a reason to be healthy and bright this holiday season with a holly jolly appetizer full of nourishment for your eyes. Encircled in a potpourri of fresh vegetables, including kale and broccoli (both containing the carotenoids lutein …

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Bon EYEppetit: Health nut smoothie

Almond milk and mixed fruit

Here’s a simple formula health nuts will love: Nuts + fruit = eye protection. Almonds are full of vitamin E, an antioxidant shown to reduce the risk of cataracts,1 while the flavonoids in orange juice assist with reducing age-related macular …

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Bean salad and burrito recipe

Bon EYEppetit: Beans 2 ways

Back-to-school lunches

Make back-to-school lunches that are easy for you and healthy for your child. Since 80% of what children learn is processed through their eyes1, these beans 2 ways lunches contain nutrients to support their littler peepers. Beans are packed full …

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10 bad habits that could hurt your contact lenses — and your eyes

10 bad habits that could hurt your contact lenses — and your eyes

From a dip in the pool to applying mascara, there’s a wide range of seemingly harmless daily activities that could compromise your contact lenses – and therefore your vision. We’ve got a list of 10 common behaviors for maintaining better …

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8 Back-to-school rules to help protect your kids’ eyes

8 Back-to-school rules to help protect your kids’ eyes

A child won’t raise their hand if they don’t know the answer to a problem, and that includes fuzzy vision. Most kids simply don’t realize if their sight is off. From tripping and tilting to picking the right lens, we’ve …

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Apple Carrot Salad Recipe

Bon EYEppetit: Apple and carrot salad

Goodbye snow and hello spring. What better way to celebrate the long, warm days than with the season’s bounty in an apple and carrot salad. Fresh, crisp, refreshing – and good for your eyes too. This springtime medley is bursting …

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Eye-vexing allergies and how to relieve them

Eye-vexing allergies and how to relieve them

From the northwest coast to the southern shores, common allergies can affect our eyes at different times of the year. We’ve got a list of common allergies – by region and season – and simple ways to protect your eyes …

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Bon EYEppetit: Eggs in a basket with strawberry hearts

Treat your eyes to a special breakfast that not only tastes good, but is good for your health. Eggs are packed with vision-friendly nutrients – like lutein, which is found in eye yolks and can help fight macular degeneration, and …

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Blue light comes from the sun too

Tips to protect your eyes from the blue light in the sky

You’ve heard it before. Too much screen time can be straining on the eyes and could potentially increase the risk of  cataracts or macular degeneration.[1] It’s all thanks to blue light ─ glaring from your smartphone, tablet or computer. Even …

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Hearing and Seeing

See better, hear better, feel better: keeping tabs on your sight and sound throughout the years

We stay fit and healthy to enjoy all of life’s amazing moments – from what we see and hear to what we taste, smell and touch. But what happens when one (or more) of our senses starts to fade? It’s …

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Understanding your vision benefits

When a bird’s eye view isn’t enough: Understanding your vision benefits

In today’s digital culture, concentration and attention are at a premium,1 which means we may only give seconds, if any, to the fine print. And when it comes to understanding your vision benefits, you may not be seeing all that’s …

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Regular eye exams can help keep your heart healthy

Just as your primary care physician may listen to your heartbeat and check your blood pressure to monitor your heart rate, your eye doctor examines your eyes to get a clear look into your cardiovascular system. In fact, the eye …

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Top 6 visual skills for your soccer player

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. And it’s also one of the most demanding of its players’ visual skills. Sussex University’s Tag Lamche has extensively researched the role of visual awareness in soccer. “Visual skills …

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The silent disease an eye exam can detect

We all know the routine. Every time we go to our primary care doctor, whether it’s for a cold, checkup or something more serious, we’re asked to roll up our sleeve to have our blood pressure checked. It’s a simple, …

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Is staring at the computer giving you tired eyes? You’re not alone.

Earlier this year Nielsen reported that Americans spend an average of 11 hours per day with electronic media. And while those experiences keep us entertained, informed and connected, they’re also an assault on our eyes. As you probably know, a …

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The magical, mysterious molecule that improves your vision … and how you can harness it

Antioxidants are like air. We can’t see them or taste them. But they’re almost always around us. And if there’s a shortage, our bodies are adversely affected. These magical, mysterious molecules enhance our quality of life. Nutritionists encourage us to …

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Unblurring the lines to corrected vision: What your symptoms mean

If you’re finding the world a little out of focus, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Roughly 75 percent of Americans experience vision symptoms that require eyeglasses, contact lenses or other care, according to the Vision Council of America.1 …

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The top 10 visual skills that will improve your golf game

As a golfer you spend time, energy and money trying to shave strokes off your game. But one of the best ways to improve is literally right in front of your face: better vision. Sports vision training can enhance skills …

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  • 80% of learning in the first 12 years comes through the eyes

    Source: The Discovery Eye Foundation, Learning-related vision problems, July 2014.