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Want to Get Insights on Your Overall Health? Get an Eye Exam.

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We all know the saying “the eyes are the window to the soul”. But for your ophthalmologist, eyes are also windows to the live action of blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves throughout the entire body.  Issues spotted in the eye can often be the first indications of health problems elsewhere in the body. Here are 5 surprising conditions eye doctors can detect during a comprehensive...

Screen Time Is Strain Time: Protecting Your Eyes While Online

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The news is full of stories about how the pandemic is putting economic and emotional strains on many of us. But what’s frequently overlooked – no pun intended – is the indirect effect the situation is putting on our eyes. With more people spending a greater amount of time at home, the use of digital devices such as using computers for web browsing, checking social media, and making video...

Stop Cleaning Your Eyeglasses Like Grandma

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You might have learned the way to clean your glasses was with spit and cloth. But that can scratch your lenses. There are options that are cleaner and safer – by hand or at your local opticians. Learn how to preserve your glasses and why regular optician visits are important to keep your eyes healthy. Get a Vision Plan through your association and AMBA at www.AMBAdentalvision.com or call (866)979...

Vision Doesn’t Have To Decline As We Age: Taking These Actions May Help

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Here are two straight-forward questions with answers that aren’t as simple as you may initially think: Does your eyesight seem to be getting worse?If so, why do you think? Most people would answer, “Yes” and “Because I’m getting older”. But here’s some good news: Although almost half of the people with a visual disability are 65 or older, many of those disabilities are preventable. There are...

Seeing Things In A New Way: Exciting Innovations For People Who Are Color Blind

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It’s hard to believe the songwriter who wrote the hit “Fields of Gold” and told Roxanne not to “put on the red light” is color blind. Sting, the acclaimed artist and former front man of The Police, remembers teachers reprimanding him for painting purple skies or brown grass. “But that’s what it looks like to me!” the future singer would respond. But there are exciting advances on the horizon for...

Focus On This: Why Vision Insurance Is Important

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Here are some eye-opening statistics. Over a 15 year period, from 2002 to 2017, the number of people at high risk for vision loss — seniors, people with diabetes, and those with eye disorders — rose from 65 million to 93 million. Even more alarming, 40% of adults responded that they haven’t been visiting an eye doctor for annual eye exams. The study also found that eye diseases such as age...

When Should You Visit Your Eye Doctor In The Age of Social Distancing?

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You know how important taking care of your vision is. Routine visits to your eye doctor are an essential part of maintaining good eye health. But with concerns about COVID-19 all over the news and the priority to reduce the risk of spreading the virus, should you wait to visit your eye doctor? The answer is, it depends. As of March 17, The American Academy of Ophthalmology hadn’t issued any...

When It Comes to Eye Health, Most Americans Have Blinders On

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In a recent survey by The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), 81% of more than 3,500 U.S. adults said they’re knowledgeable about vision health. However, only 19% knew the three main causes of blindness in the United States (glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease), less than half were aware that vision loss and blindness don’t affect all people...

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