What to expect the next time you visit the eye doctor

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.

Simulate common eye diseases

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Eye condition simulator

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

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Symptom Checker

This tool can help you understand what your symptoms may mean and how to make the most out of your visit to the eye doctor.

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Understanding your benefits

Check out this guide to help make your vision benefits work for you. Step-by-step, we'll walk you through the ins and outs.

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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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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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What to expect the next time you visit the eye doctor

We’ve been hunkered down for a while, and for many that’s meant delaying routine visits at the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Now that some providers are re-opening or extending operating hours to again accommodate …

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Ask the eye doctor: What if I get hand sanitizer in my eye?

Effective hand washing is one of the best ways to stop the spread of viruses. Good old-fashioned soap and water will do the trick, as will alcohol-based hand sanitizers. They’re all the rage at the moment, with recent demand up …

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You’ve got your face mask. Now what about eye protection?

It wasn’t that long ago face masks were reserved for hospitals or Halloween. Now, from grocery stores to public parks, they’re main stream and they might be here to stay — at least for a little while. Why the mask, …

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The smoking gun: How cigarette smoke affects your eyes and ears

Smoking can impact how well you see and hear Here’s a hazy side effect of smoking everyone should see clearly: It could diminish your ability to see — and hear — life to the fullest. Fortunately, both also can be …

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Bon EYEppetit: Smoked salmon salad

Fin-tastic for your eyes Zest up your salad (and your eyes) with lemony-dill dressing drizzled over smoked salmon, avocado and crunchy cucumber on a bed of spinach. The smoked salmon is full of fin-tastic vision nutrients – like zinc and …

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Bon EYEppetit: Infused Water

hEYEdrating and refreshing If you were on a stranded island and could only take one thing what would it be? It should probably be drinking water. It’s what 60% of your body is made of and what it needs to …

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Bon EYEppetit: Chia seed pudding

Pudding your eyes first Here’s a breakfast that your taste buds and your eyes will thank you for – tropical fruit with chia seed pudding. Chia seeds are full of good fat that help your body absorb nutrients like vitamin …

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Bon EYEppetit: Bites for sight

Protein Balls and Hummus Are you team sweet or team savory when it comes to snacks? Fortunately, there is no rivalry between these two finger foods. Both are delicious and bring their nutrient A game for your eyes. The protein …

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Going the distance on vision care: 4 ways to stretch benefits

Quick: Name three important facts about your vision benefit. We’ll wait. The less you know about your vision benefit, the more likely it is you are missing out on unexpected perks. We’re talking beyond annual eye exams and prescription lenses, …

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Myopia: Closing in on a looming vision condition

Myopia: Closing in on a looming vision condition

What turns leaves into green blobs, is longer than it is round and is shared by nearly half the people you know? The answer is closer than you might think. Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is the most common cause …

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Si ama sus ojos, hágase un examen: 4 maneras en las que una consulta anual puede mejorar su vida

He aquí unas palabras que vale la pena leer dos veces: un examen de la vista puede crear una leyenda. Solo pregúntele a Billie Jean King. Cuando era joven, la futura jugadora de tenis profesional número 1 del mundo no …

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Avoiding sticker shock at the eye doctor: 7 benefit guidelines

Conozca los costos del oftalmólogo: 7 pautas sobre sus beneficios

Es probable que usted se considere un comprador inteligente en el supermercado o en la tienda de electrónica, pero ¿qué pasa cuando se trata de los beneficios para su vista? El aumento en los gastos de la atención médica requiere …

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Presbyopia: Bringing a vexing condition into focus

It can be said for many of us that after about the age of 40, life can get fuzzy. Or at least, life as we see it. We mean that literally. Presbyopia, often referred to as fuzzy vison, is among …

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Presbicia: enfoque en una afección preocupante

Para muchos de nosotros, se puede decir que la vida puede volverse borrosa después de cerca de los 40 años. O, al menos, la forma en la que vemos la vida. Lo decimos literalmente. La presbicia, con frecuencia conocida como …

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Vision and good hygiene — the link between clean acts and clear sight

Vision and good hygiene — the link between clean acts and clear sight

If you had to put your finger on the leading causes of eye ailments from which millions of American suffer every day, would you need to sleep on it? If so, please clean your hands and remove your contacts first. …

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Vision and good hygiene — the link between clean acts and clear sight

Vista y buena higiene: el vínculo entre limpieza y vista clara

Si se pusiera a pensar en las principales causas de enfermedades oculares que sufren millones de estadounidenses cada día, ¿le quitaría el sueño? Si es así, primero lave sus manos y retire sus lentes de contacto. Desde los 3 millones …

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How to choose an eye doctor

How to choose an eye doctor

It may be human nature to surround ourselves with people who see things the way we do. But we should also include a few who see things a little differently. This applies especially to your eye doctor. The person you …

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Love the exam, love your eyes: 4 ways an annual visit can improve your life

Here are words worth reading twice: An eye exam can make legends. Just ask Billie Jean King.As a youth, the future World No. 1 professional tennis player couldn’t figure out why her game wasn’t improving. Then when she had trouble …

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Consejos de viaje para la atención de la vista

Formas sencillas de evitar contratiempos comunes

Espere un momento. ¿Es esa la torre Eiffel o una torre de telefonía celular? No tiene mucho sentido hacer turismo si es como ver por la ventana sucia de un autobús turístico. Sin embargo, cada año, esto se convierte en …

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Eye care travel tips

Easy ways to avoid common mishaps

Wait a minute. Is that the Eiffel Tower or a cell phone tower? There’s little point in sight-seeing if it’s like looking through the smeared-up window of a tour bus. Yet every year, this becomes a reality for many travelers …

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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.