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Who Created the Saying ‘Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder’?

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, we often turn our gaze to our loved ones. But what we see is up to us. One of the most universally celebrated phrases about the nature of love and appreciation is “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. But where did that phrase originate? ‘Beauty in the eye of the beholder’ has a literal meaning: that the perception of beauty is subjective...

Why is My Vision Cloudy? The Common Causes May Surprise You.

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Cloudy vision is eyesight that is foggy or hazy. Cloudy vision can range from a mild fog to a dense layer that covers your entire view. Cloudy vision doesn’t happen on its own; it’s a symptom of another condition. Some of the common causes of cloudy vision include: Cataracts A clouding of the eye lens. Most cataracts can be treated with surgery, which is generally very safe and...

5 Issues For Aging Eyes

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Our eyes undergo significant changes as we get older. Aging eyes can spur weakness for vision. Recognizing and diagnosing symptoms early can keep our eyes healthy. While some issues can only be detected with an eye exam, there are many conditions that present symptoms that you can recognize and, with your eye doctor, work to treat. Issues for the Aging Eyes and What They Can Mean Cloudy Vision...

The Importance of Annual Eye Exams

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The saying “I didn’t see that coming” has great significance when it comes to vision problems. Many eye and vision issues have no signs or symptoms, so people are frequently unaware there’s a problem until their sight begins to diminish. Annual comprehensive eye exams are key to maintaining good vision and healthy eyes. But there are more reasons beyond preventative care. Many eye exams for...

Top 10 Eye Care Myths

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Maybe you remember a certain late-night talk show. One of the most popular segments was “The Top 10 List”. While our list, “Top 10 Eye Care Myths”, isn’t as funny, it will help you take better care of your vision and help you keep your eyesight strong. This list will even answer the age-old question: Does sitting close to the television damage your eyes? Eye Care Myths vs Facts...

How Vision Loss Affects the Brain

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New studies indicate that when an older person’s brain has to work harder to see, declines in language, memory, attention and more could follow. The human body doesn’t function in silos. It works as an integrated whole. If one part of the body has extra stress put on it, it can affect other areas. As one researcher concluded, “Vision impairment can lead to cognitive decline in older adults.” Ways...

How Age Affects Your Vision on the Road

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Healthy vision on the road can be the difference between safe driving and getting into an accident. Because eyesight goes through changes as we age, maintaining the health of your eyes is important. About 90% of the Info Drivers Process Comes Through the Eyes It’s a misconception that older drivers are unsafe drivers. One report determined older drivers don’t necessarily put others at...

Winning The Battle Against Vision Loss Could Be Coming into View

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Loss of vision was once regarded as a natural part of the aging process. But a recent study could be a revolution in eye care for the 450 million people worldwide who are older or have diabetes. What Causes Vision Loss? The eye is one of the most complex organs. Treating ocular diseases poses unique challenges. For instance, there are many protective obstacles to reach the back of the eye. You...

Finding a Way to Diagnose Long COVID Through the Eyes

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Nearly two years into the pandemic, doctors are still struggling to diagnose “Long COVID”. This is where patients continue to struggle with COVID symptoms after the acute phase of the infection, which is usually approximately four weeks. These symptoms can include neurological issues such as severe headaches, numbness, dizziness, and a loss of taste and smell. Doctors are searching for an...

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...

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