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Articles related to prevention of eye health.

Tips For Eye Health In Adults 40 To 65

Written on March 30, 2023 at 10:28 am, by

As we age, our bodies become more vulnerable to chronic health conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, which can also impact our eye health. In fact, changes in vision can sometimes be the first indication of these systemic diseases. That’s why it’s crucial to pay attention to your overall health and communicate any  Continue Reading »

Digital Devices and Your Eyes

Written on December 1, 2022 at 12:17 pm, by

What is blue light? Color doesn’t typically come to mind when thinking of light, but when you see a rainbow, you are seeing the visual light spectrum. These are colors visible to the human eye and include red, blue, and green “wavelengths.” All light we see is a combination of these wavelengths, including light from  Continue Reading »

Danger: Colored Contacts Can Harm Your Eyes

Written on October 26, 2022 at 3:31 pm, by

Wearing colored contact lenses without a prescription may seem harmless, but beware: Costume contacts can severely damage your eyes and even cause permanent blindness if they’re not fitted by an eye specialist. And many costume contact lenses are sold without a doctor’s prescription, which is illegal in the United States. If you’re wearing costume contacts  Continue Reading »

Eye Health Information for Adults Over 65

Written on April 14, 2022 at 3:27 pm, by

As we move into our senior years, regular eye exams with an ophthalmologist become even more important for preserving sight.  Presbyopia usually starts in our early 40s and can increase with age. Even people who see well and who don’t have age-related eye diseases may have vision changes that might not be obvious. For instance,  Continue Reading »

Eye Health Information for Adults Under 40

Written on January 8, 2022 at 1:39 pm, by

By the time we reach our early 20s, our eyes and vision system are fully developed. Most people find their vision and eye health generally remain stable throughout their mid-20s and 30s. One exception: women, who often find vision can change during pregnancy. At this stage of life, it is important to establish good eye  Continue Reading »

6 Surprising Facts About Diabetes and Your Eyes

Written on December 13, 2021 at 4:38 pm, by

If you have diabetes, you probably already know that you’re at risk for vision problems. You know that controlling your blood sugar and monitoring your A1C is vital for your overall health. It’s also critical to prevent diabetic retinopathy, which is the most common cause of vision loss from diabetes. But here are some facts  Continue Reading »

How the COVID-19 Lockdown Changed Children’s Eyes

Written on November 2, 2021 at 1:31 pm, by

Some ophthalmologists around the country are noticing a spike in children’s vision problems as Americans emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. When schools closed down and switched to distance learning in early 2020, many young students stayed indoors and spent longer than ever staring at screens up close. In a recent parent survey, 70% of mothers  Continue Reading »

The Sun, UV Light and Your Eyes

Written on September 30, 2021 at 12:27 pm, by

Summertime often means long hours in the sun. Most of us remember to protect our skin by applying sunblock, but don’t forget that your eyes need protection as well. It is important to start wearing proper eye protection at an early age to shield your eyes from years of ultraviolet exposure. Continue reading for more  Continue Reading »

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses

Written on September 2, 2021 at 4:52 pm, by

Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is also a great defense against ultraviolet (UV) rays that can cause short- and long-term eye damage, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Continue reading for more information…

First Aid for Eye Scratches

Written on May 24, 2021 at 11:07 am, by

Housework and sports are two of the most common causes of eye injuries. But even cooking or playing with your dog or cat can get you a scratched eye. You might have symptoms right away or the symptoms may start or get worse hours after the injury. Continue reading…

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