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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.

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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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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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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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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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Five tips to protect your eyes from the sun

When it comes to protecting your skin from the sun, you’ve got a lot of options. You can get SPF protection ranging from 15 to 50 in a lotion, spray or stick. Waterproof, sweat-proof, anti-aging, hypoallergenic — take your pick. …

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Vision drills to improve your eye at the plate and in the field

Legend has it that Ted Williams, considered by many to be the greatest baseball hitter ever, had superhuman eyesight. People said his acuity was 20:3 and he could see the individual laces of a pitched ball. Like all legends, there’s …

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How pregnancy affects your eyesight

Pregnancy is often a time of great joy and anticipation, but it can also bring an increase in hormones that may cause temporary changes in your vision. Your eye care professional can help you learn about the following potential vision …

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Warning: smoking may be hazardous to your eyes, too

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 the extensive medical research that shows smoking can also be a factor in causing a …

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Are you at risk for diabetic retinopathy?

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 of blindness among American adults.1 According to the American …

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Are you at risk for glaucoma?

Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye diseases that develop when increased fluid pressure in the eyes damages the nerve fibers in the optic nerve and retina. This damage can lead to irreversible vision loss. The good news …

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Managing your vision while managing your diabetes

If you’re one of the more than 29 million Americans with diabetes,1 you know how important it is to take good care of yourself—monitoring your blood sugar, watching your diet, taking your medication, exercising. But if you haven’t yet added …

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A Woman’s Guide to Vision Health

Many women know the importance of a regular doctor visit for themselves and their family. However, many of us don’t realize that a regular visit to the eye doctor is just as necessary as a visit to the family doctor. …

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Managing thyroid eye disease

Thyroid eye disease, also called Graves’ eye disease, results from the effect of hyperthyroidism on the structures of the eyes. Hyperthyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much of the thyroid hormone. As a result, the body’s immune system …

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Ask Dr. Lahr: What should I eat for healthy eyes?

Quick, other than carrots, name a food that is good for your vision. Anything? Anything? The truth is, there’s a long list of foods that are good for your eyes. According to the American Optometric Association, the nutrients that scientific …

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The diet adjustment you can make to help save your eyes

When you were little, your mother told you to eat your carrots for healthy eyes. And while it’s true that carrots are high in vitamin A, which is good for your vision, they’re not the only eye-friendly food. In fact, …

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The 6 vision skills all great athletes possess

When it comes to athletic excellence, talent and ability are often associated with visual skills. How often have you heard about a basketball player’s “court vision,” a quarterback’s ability to “see the whole field” or a baseball player’s “eye at …

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A sport-by-sport guide to protecting your vision

Whether it’s helping you judge a sharp turn down the ski slope or seeing when to hit an oncoming pitch, your eyes are key players in all your sporting activities. But you can also hurt your eyes if they’re left …

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What you need to know about protecting your eyes in the workplace

No matter where you work—in a factory, laboratory, construction site or office— workplace eye injuries can and do occur. Every day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury that requires medical attention.1 And nearly a million Americans have …

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Are your sunglasses protecting your eyes from UV?

Why do you wear sunglasses? To cut down on glare when you’re driving? To keep you from squinting outdoors? To look cool? These are all good reasons to wear your shades, but your sunglasses are more than a fashion statement. …

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EyeQ: myth or science

Curious as to whether those rumors you hear about vision are fact or fiction? Get the real scoop below. Sitting too close to the TV harms vision There are plenty of reasons to limit the amount of television you watch, …

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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.