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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...

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...

Taking A Closer Look at Cataracts

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June is Cataract Awareness Month. While cataracts are one of the most common eye disorders in the United States and around the world, too few people understand the causes, symptoms and treatment options. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S. The United States Centers for Disease and Control estimates that nearly 30 million Americans have cataracts. That’s more than...

The Origins of the Eye Chart

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Here’s a great trivia question: Who is the individual responsible for the best-selling poster of all time? Edward Hopper for his “Nighthawks” diner scene? Farah Fawcett for her 12-million selling 1970’s swimsuit poster? Or even that painting of dogs playing poker by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge? These would all be good guesses. But the correct answer is Herman Snellen. Who??? You might be...

Retinal Implants Could Help the Blind See Again

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Being able to restore eyesight to someone whose vision has deteriorated to the point of blindness once sounded like the stuff of science fiction. But modern science and technological advancements are now on the brink of making what was once impossible a reality. Scientists have been developing a retinal implant that is designed to give blind people a form of artificial vision. The scientists...

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...

Watch Out: Cheap Eyeglasses Can Cost You

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glasses and book on background bookcase close up 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...

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