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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...

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...

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...

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...

July is UV Awareness Month

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We all know how important it is to use sunscreen to protect our skin from Ultraviolet (UV) rays during the summer. But protecting your eyes is equally important.   Even though July is UV Awareness Month, our eyes are at risk to UV rays all year round. Exposure to sunlight increases the risk of developing cataracts, macular degeneration, and growths on the eye including cancer. Ultraviolet...

The Pros and Cons of Progressive Lenses

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As we get older, many of us discover we’re having vision issues with both nearby and further objects. The solution for some people is to have two pairs of single-lens glasses: one for activities that require clear distance vision, such as driving, and another set for close-up activities, such as reading. However, carrying two pairs of glasses at all times can be inconvenient. Bifocals vs...

Tele-Optometry Offers Convenience and Quality Care for The Future of Eye Care

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The current pandemic means many of us are trying out new ways of doing everyday tasks and experimenting with technology. While it has been a difficult period for everyone, there are some useful lessons and learnings we can take from the experience.   When we start to experience COVID-19 recovery, we won’t simply revert back to the previous ways. Though time will tell what the new normal will...

Looking Out for Your Eyesight

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No matter how old you are, you don’t have to suffer from poor eyesight. Maintaining your vision, even well into your golden years, can be easily achieved with a few simple things. Keep Your Eyes Lubricated Dry Eye Syndrome (medically known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca) is a common ailment where eyes feel dry and irritated. People of all ages experience it, but the condition becomes more common...

Want Healthy Eyes? Use Both Plan A and Plan B

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For many people, eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables is enough to keep their eyes healthy. But whether because of getting older or suffering from certain serious eye diseases, you may also want to add vitamin supplements to your daily dietary intake to keep your eyes healthy and your sight sharp. Vitamin A Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins for eye health...

Whether or Not Your Eyes Are Still 20/20, Follow the 20-20-20 Rule

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Looking at screens for long periods of time can put a heavy strain on our eyes. Whether it’s looking at our phones, reading emails on our computers, or watching a movie on TV, prolonged time spent looking at a screen can make your eyes feel achy and cause your vision to blur. One reason for the strain is we blink less often while looking at screens. This can cause our eyes to dry out and begin to...

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