Presbyopia: Bringing a vexing condition into focus

Caring for your eyes

Proper eye care can lead to the early detection and treatment of vision-related complications like glaucoma and cataracts. Healthier eyes mean a healthier you, so read up on how to take care of them before it’s too late.

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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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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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

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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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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Billie Jean King

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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smiling businessman walking through a lobby pulling a suitcase and talking on the phone

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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Girl putting in contacts

¿Piensa usar lentes de contacto decorativos?

6 aspectos con los que debe tener cuidado

La siguiente es una estadística alarmante: de acuerdo con los Centros para el Control de Enfermedades, más del 80% de las personas que usan lentes de contacto admiten que se ponen en riesgo de contraer infecciones de los ojos.1 Tenemos …

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Girl putting in contacts

Thinking about decorative contact lenses?

6 watch-outs you should know

Here’s a hair-raising statistic: More than 80% of contact lenses wearers admit they put themselves at risk for eye infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control.1 We have a hunch that many of them do so around Halloween. The …

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a father and daughter using a digital tablet together at home

u vista y los aspectos generales de la ‘desintoxicación digital’

Puede que no implique comida o bebida, pero la última tendencia de desintoxicación que recorre el mundo implica algo que la mayoría de nosotros consumimos en exceso y nos llega directamente a los ojos. Se llama desintoxicación digital y es …

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Your vision and the rundown on ‘digital detox’

It may not involve food or drink, but the latest detoxification trend sweeping the globe does involve something most of us consume in excess — and it hits us square in the eyes. It’s called digital detox, and some may …

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

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