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Bon EYEppetit: Holly jolly holiday platter

Give your eyes a reason to be healthy and bright this holiday season with a holly jolly appetizer full of nourishment for your eyes. Encircled in a potpourri of fresh vegetables, including kale and broccoli (both containing the carotenoids lutein …

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Bon EYEppetit: Health nut smoothie

Here’s a simple formula health nuts will love: Nuts + fruit = eye protection. Almonds are full of vitamin E, an antioxidant shown to reduce the risk of cataracts,1 while the flavonoids in orange juice assist with reducing age-related macular …

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Put Vision Safety to Work

No matter what you do, protecting your eyes is an important part of your job. 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 …

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Add Protective Eyewear to Your Game Face

Whatever sport you play, guarding your eyes is always a winning strategy. 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 of …

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Rest for the Screen-Weary

Is staring at the computer giving you tired eyes? You’re not alone. If you are part of the 46 percent of Americans who spend five or more hours a day on a computer or a smart phone,1 you probably already …

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Kid-Friendly Vision Care

At every stage of growing up, kids have unique vision care needs, which shouldn’t be overlooked. Through a child’s eyes, the world can be full of wonder, where everyday objects possess extraordinary powers, and simple pleasures create lasting memories. However, …

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Have Your Kids Seen the Eye Doctor This Year?

Looking out for your child’s vision health should include an annual trip to the eye doctor. Vision plays a central role in your child’s life. It’s a primary way children find out about the world around them. In fact, about …

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Helping Baby See

Encouraging your child’s vision development can be a joy for you both. During the first year of life, your baby is growing, learning and developing in countless ways, including building critical basic vision skills. Helping your child develop his or …

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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 37 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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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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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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10 signs you might need glasses

Do you have a vision problem that could be corrected? About 11 million people over age 12 need vision correction.1 How do you know if you need it? Many people have lived with poor vision for such a long time, …

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The View at 40, and Beyond

See how your eyes change with time. With each passing year, we gain more memories and, hopefully, more wisdom. But as we grow older, we can’t deny that our bodies change, too, including our eyes and vision. While it’s a …

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