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Looking Out For Your Vision: 3 Unusual Eye Conditions

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There’s truth to the saying, “with age comes wisdom”. Unfortunately, age can also bring eye issues. After 50, being mindful of these changes increases with every year because early detection can help protect your vision and prevent vision loss. Here are 3 eye conditions to be aware of as you enter your 50s and beyond. Eye Conditions To Watch Out For 1. Low vision Low vision is a form of age...

See the Difference Donating an Old Pair of Glasses Can Make

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Over 1 billion people with vision loss across the world lack access to eye care. Simply donate your old eyeglasses, and you can dramatically change lives. For instance, a donated pair of glasses could potentially help an older American read a prescription bottle or be an essential element in helping a child around the world learn to read. To donate a pair of eyeglasses that you no longer use is...

Is Dark Mode Better for Your Eyes?

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Between our televisions, phones, tablets, and computers, we’re spending more time than ever looking at screens. Many of these screens can irritate and dry your eyes because they emit a glare and have “blue light”. To help protect your vision, most smartphones and tablets now feature “Dark Mode”, or a variation of it. But it isn’t for everyone, and in some cases, it can cause more vision problems...

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...

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