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Feast Your Eyes on Antioxidants

Enjoy a healthy helping of these eye-friendly nutrients. Antioxidants. The magical, mysterious molecules are said to enhance the quality of life. Imagine antioxidants are like air. We can’t see them, but they are always there and if there is a …

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Open Your Eyes to High Blood Pressure

Did you know? Regular eye exams are a good way to look out for early signs of hypertension. We all know the routine: Every time we go to our primary care doctor, whether it’s for a cold, checkup or something …

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Your Heritage and Your Vision Health

Different groups of people face different vision risk factors. According to the 2010 Census Briefs, by 2050 more than half of the U.S. population will be considered part of a minority group.1 Our heritage is an important source of pride …

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Warning: Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Eyes, Too

But it’s never too late to quit. Most people—even smokers themselves—understand that cigarette smoking puts them at greater risk for cancer, heart disease and life-threatening respiratory problems. But they may not realize there’s a host of medical research that shows …

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Time to add an annual eye exam to your routine. If you’re one of the more than 26 million Americans with diabetes,1 you know how important it is to take good care of yourself. That includes watching your blood sugar, …

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Look Out for Diabetic Retinopathy

A dilated eye exam is key to early detection. For most of us, our eyesight is not the first thing that comes to mind when we think about diabetes. But actually, diabetes is the number one cause for new cases …

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UV Rays: Protect Your Eyes Rain or Shine

Quality sunglasses act like sunblock for your eyes. The same ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun that burn your skin can also damage your eyes. If you spend time outdoors, you could be at risk for eye problems from UV …

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Are You at Risk for Glaucoma?

People with glaucoma don’t always show any symptoms, so it’s important to know if you’re at risk. Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that can result in permanent vision loss. It develops when increased fluid pressure …

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Look to Your Heart

Regular eye exams can help you keep your heart healthy. Stethoscope. Blood pressure cuff. And the look in your eye during the visit to the eye doctor. They all have one thing in common: your heart. Just as your primary …

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Vitamin D: Does Your Eyesight Good

As you age, vitamin D can help your eyes stay healthy and strong. People with early AMD are associated with lower levels of vitamin D in their blood. Source: American Optometric Association, “Fact Sheet on Nutritional Supplementation for Age-Related Macular …

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Quality sunglasses are like sunblock for your eyes

Did You Know? Wearing Sunglasses is a stylish and simple way to protect yourself. The eyelid region is one of the most common sites for nonmelanoma skin cancers. In fact, skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC), …

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Most “Color Blind” People Can See Some Color

Most “Color Blind” People Can See Some Color EyeQ: Myth or Science Very few people with color vision deficiency—the technical term for color blindness—see only black and white or shades of gray. True color blindness is called achromatopsia and is …

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Watching Your Diet? Focus on Vision Health

Watching Your Diet? Focus on Vision Health Vision health advice from John Lahr, O.D., FAAO Forget the carrots. American diets generally include plenty of vitamin A. There’s no advantage in consuming more through supplements or through food. According to the …

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The Cure for the Common Vision Problem

Are things a little fuzzy? Corrective eyewear could clear up the problem. Finding the world around you a little out of focus lately? You’re in good company. More than 75 percent of Americans require vision correction. While a vision problem …

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Open Your Eyes to LASIK

Tired of glasses or contacts? LASIK might be for you. Since the FDA first approved LASIK for use in 1998, millions have decided it was the right choice for their vision correction. LASIK surgery offers individuals greater freedom from traditional …

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10 Signs You Might Need Glasses

Do you have a vision problem that could be corrected? It’s estimated that about half of all Americans wear corrective lenses. But there are millions more who could use a pair.1 Many people have lived with poor vision for such …

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No deje pasar el examen oftalmológico anual de su hijo

Don’t Overlook Your Child’s Annual Eye Exam

Por qué el cuidado de la salud ocular de su hijo debería incluir una visita anual al oftalmólogo. La visión desempeña un papel fundamental en la vida de su hijo. Es una de las principales maneras en que los niños …

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Vea bien, luzca colosal y siéntase mejor con los lentes adecuados

See Well and Feel Better with the Right Eyewear

¿Piensa que usar lentes es simplemente un dictado de la moda? Vuelva a pensarlo. Vea por qué debe incluir el bienestar de la visión como un marco de referencia al elegir los lentes. No hay duda de que buscar los …

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La cura para los problemas comunes de la visión

The Cure for the Common Vision Problem

¿Le resulta difícil enfocar de cerca? ¿De lejos? ¿A cualquier distancia? No es el único. Y, en muchos casos, un par de anteojos o lentes de contacto pueden dar respuesta a su problema de la visión. ¿Últimamente se encuentra un …

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Abra bien los ojos y preste atención a la presión arterial alta

Open Your Eyes to High Blood Pressure

Controlarse los ojos es una manera importante de mantener a raya esta grave afección. Todos sabemos los pasos de rutina: cada vez que visitamos al médico de atención primaria, ya sea por un resfrío, un control o algo más serio, …

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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.