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What You Need to Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that about 2,000,00 Americans aged 50 years and older are diagnosed with. It happens when aging causes damage to the macula, the part of the eye that controls sharp, straight-ahead vision. Although AMD is a common condition, it can significantly affect the quality of life of people who have the condition. Although AMD doesn’t...

Don’t Take the Risk: Why A Medicare Supplement Plan Is Important

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What’s the riskiest thing you’ve ever done? Maybe you got up to crazy antics when you were still in high school, maybe you became a weekend warrior after you started working, maybe you even invested in a new business venture in your 40s. But what if the riskiest thing you’ve ever done is enroll in Medicare with no supplemental insurance? All it could take is one illness, one accident, or one trip...

5 Surprising Things Dentists Say Are Bad for Your Teeth

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You already know that candy and sugary soda are bad for your teeth. There are also other less obvious foods and drinks that can harm your oral health. Whether you choose to avoid them entirely or reduce your consumption to help protect your teeth, here are five foods and drinks dentists tell their patients to try to limit. ICE Putting ice in your drink is refreshing but biting and chewing on...

Overcome Your Fear of Going to the Dentist

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Many of us never overcome the fear of going to the dentist. It’s no wonder: even a routine cleaning requires patients to sit for long periods as hygienists and the dentist poke at and examine patients’ mouths. Add to that, there is also the fear of getting the news that a dental procedure is necessary. Despite the recommendation to have a checkup every six months, some people will avoid the...

Eye-Opening Facts About Driving Safely and Your Vision

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You probably already know the expression “keep your eyes on the road”. But many of us take for granted how important it is. Did you know that 90% of the information needed to drive safely comes through our eyes? Strong vision keeps you, your passengers, and others on the road safe. Taking your eyes off the road even briefly, such as texting while driving, changing the radio station, turning your...

Your Ship Has Come In; AMBA Passport Helps You Save Big!

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What’s even better than summertime travel adventures? Saving big on your summertime travel adventures, of course! And with AMBA Passport from MyAMBAdiscounts, you can get in shape get out to sea. Whichever you choose, we can help you can save hundreds! Whether it’s golf packages and vacations from Golfbreaks or scenic North American hikes with Active Adventures, you can have fun and fitness at...

New Glasses Giving You Headaches?

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How to Keep Your Vision – and Head – Clear Maybe you’re familiar with the frustration of getting a new pair of glasses and discover that the new prescription, instead of improving your vision, is causing you to have blurry vision or gives you headaches or even making you dizzy or feel nauseated. This distressing scenario may leave you wondering if you’re better off just going back to...

Make a Wish! August 22nd is Tooth Fairy Day

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Who doesn’t remember the thrill of losing a tooth and putting it under their pillow to find that in the morning, like magic, the tooth had vanished and money was in its place? And it was even better when we perhaps got to play Tooth Fairy for our own children. Like Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy is a beloved symbol of childhood. Unlike many other heroes of folklore, the Tooth...

Far From Home and Need Emergency Dental Work?

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We’ve Got You Covered Whether you’re out of town on vacation, a business trip, or visiting family, the last thing you want to have to deal with is a sudden dental emergency. But, to paraphrase Murphy’s Law, the most inconvenient problems always seem to arise at the most inconvenient time. The first thing to do during a dental emergency is to remain calm. The second thing is to contact your...

Focusing on the Importance of Flexibility for Your Vision – and Vision Insurance

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As we age, our eyesight naturally declines. Corrective lenses become essential for maintaining vision for many of us. However, protecting your eyes from age-related eye problems is possible. One of the most common eye issues associated with aging is presbyopia. Presbyopia is simply the technical term for eyes not being able to focus on nearby items. It’s perfectly common and is easily solved with...

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