What to expect the next time you visit the eye doctor

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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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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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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Presbyopia: Bringing a vexing condition into focus:

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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¿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 …

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

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