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Who Needs Eye Care? Everyone with Eyes.

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According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41.7% of men and 28.7% of women believe they have no need for eye care. As for the men, maybe it’s a guy thing, as in: I don’t need no stinkin’ eye care! Or maybe women are just plain smarter, which even the most macho of men might admit, at least silently to themselves. Actually, both of these...

Macular Degeneration? Help Could Be Right Over the Counter.

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If you have intermediate or advanced Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the AREDS 2 dietary supplement might help. In fact, many doctors are recommending it. AREDS stands for Age-Related Eye Disease Study, conducted by the National Eye Institute after scientists began noticing that diets high in certain vitamins and minerals appeared to stop AMD from worsening. “Observational studies...

Eye-Opening Facts About Your Eyes

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While humans have gazed lovingly into each other’s eyes for centuries, rarely do we realize how remarkable our eyes actually are. Here are a few facts to inspire awe and appreciation: • The eye’s complexity as an organ is second only to the brain. • Your eyes can distinguish about 10 million colors and 500 shades of grey. • Your eyes can detect a candle flame more than a...

Vision Health Tip: Watch What You Eat!

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According to a recent report, a 14-year-old boy in the U.K. has suffered vision loss after years of a diet consisting mainly of potato chips, French fries, white bread and processed pork snacks. “This case highlights the impact of diet on visual health,” says Dr. Denize Atan, a lecturer in Ophthalmology at Bristol Medical School. Allen Taylor, director of the Nutrition and...

‘Vision Van’ Drives Home the Importance of Eye Exams

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Everyone has a vision. For Dr. Rohit Varma, it’s a world where preventable blindness is a thing of the past. The world-renowned eye care specialist oversees the CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s Southern California Eyecare and Vision Research Institute, which brings eye care to underdiagnosed and undertreated individuals with visual impairment throughout Los Angeles County and...

Watch Out: Cheap Eyeglasses Can Cost You

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If you’ve bought eyeglasses at a drugstore or discount store to save money, they could cost you more than you think—especially when it comes to your vision and overall health. Here are five reasons to avoid cheap glasses: The frames break. Cheap eyeglasses are often made of inferior material that breaks easily. Plastic frames, for example, weaken with age, sunlight and facial oils. The...

Want Healthy Posture? Get Your Eyes Checked.

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Ever noticed how people with poor eyesight tend to thrust their head forward in order to see or read? With the human adult skull weighing about 10 pounds, that’s a lot of strain on the neck and shoulders and, over time, we can end up like Quasimodo. That’s reason enough to have your eyes checked regularly. A vision plan from your association and AMBA can save you hundreds of dollars...

Eggs Are the New Carrots: Eat ‘Em for Good Vision

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The effect of nutrition on vision isn’t late breaking news. We’ve all heard that carrots are good for our eyes—and now eggs have been found to be beneficial as well. A 15-year study of people 49 and older has revealed that consuming two or more eggs a week reduced wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) by 62% compared to those who ate one egg or fewer. wAMD is an age-related...

Stop Cleaning Your Eyeglasses Like Grandma

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She might have known how to milk a cow.  Or even cure the common cold.  However, using spit and the corner of her apron was not a skillful way to clean her glasses. According to Mark Agnew, founder and CEO of Eyeglasses.com, improper cleaning is how most lenses and frames get scratched. “Cleaning eyeglasses is best done with warm soapy water,” he advises. “If you clean...

Getting Your Eyes in Shape for Summer

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As we do our best to get (or stay) healthy for summer, it’s important to take special care of our eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology emphasizes protection against: Reflections – When the sun bounces off metal, water, or sand, ultraviolent (UV) rays can burn the surface of your eye, causing pain, blurriness and temporary vision loss. Wear 100% UV Protection sunglasses. A broad...

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