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Tips for Better Eye Health

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/28/2018 - 03:34

Few things in life are more precious than your eyesight. Protecting your eyes and maintaining good vision is important as we age. So, what can you do to protect your eye health? Following these simple tips will give you the best chance to maintain great vision throughout your life: Eat Well – One of the…

How to Know if you have Dry Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/21/2018 - 03:31

A healthy eye is one that is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eyes do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision, and if left untreated, can cause damage…

Who Does Eye Exams?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/14/2018 - 03:28

Even if you are not experiencing vision problems, it is important to get regular eye exams. Children and adults should regularly consult an eye care professional and have their vision checked in order to diagnose any vision related problems early and treat them effectively. If you are thinking about seeing an eye care professional, but…

Lazy Eye Treatments

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 10/07/2018 - 04:38

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eye),…

Is Dry Eye Painful?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/30/2018 - 04:35

Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. This condition is common, affecting millions of adults in the United States. The risk of developing dry eye increases with advancing age. Women have a higher prevalence of dry eye compared with men. Symptoms of…

How Long is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/23/2018 - 04:32

How long do you wear your contact lenses before taking them out? One day? Two days? A week or more? You may be wondering how long is safe to wear contact lenses. Some contacts are made to be worn for an extended period of time. But it’s important to understand that the risk of eye…

Dry Eye Treatment

Submitted by Karen Saland on Wed 09/19/2018 - 02:29

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. With each blink…

What is a Cataract?

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/09/2018 - 02:23

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly…

The Effects of High Blood Pressure on Your Eyes

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 09/02/2018 - 02:14

High blood pressure can be very harmful to the body, causing heart and kidney problems among other issues. If untreated, high blood pressure can also affect your eyesight and lead to eye disease. High blood pressure can damage blood vessels in the retina. The retina is the layer of tissue at the back part of…

How to Detect Eyesight Problems Early On

Submitted by Karen Saland on Sun 08/26/2018 - 01:31

Eyesight problem is a broad term used to describe any imperfection in the ability to see. It can refer to a variety of vision issues. The most common eye problems are nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism and presbyopia. These eyesight problems are due to an error in refraction – the way light is bent as…