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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...

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...

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...

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...

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