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How Diabetes Impacts Eyesight

How Diabetes Impacts Eyesight

One of the many things diabetes can impact when it isn’t carefully controlled is eyesight. Whether it’s type 1, type 2, or gestational diabetes (which functions like type 2 while it lasts), the risk of developing a variety of eye diseases ... Read More »

What Are the Degrees of Visual Impairment?

What Are the Degrees of Visual Impairment?

Vision problems can’t all be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. When even the strongest corrective lenses aren’t enough to produce clear vision, that’s visual impairment. Even for those of us who don’t live with visual ... Read More »

The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep

The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep

Studies have shown that sleep deprivation hits the body and mind a lot like alcohol. That isn’t great, but where do our eyes fit into the equation? When we get enough sleep, it’s great for both our overall health and our eye health, and we can ... Read More »

How Often Should I Get Eye Exams?

How Often Should I Get Eye Exams?

Your dentist has probably told you to get a cleaning and exam every six months, but how often should we get eye exams? Preventative care is as important for eye health as for dental health, even when you don’t need a new glasses or contact lens ... Read More »

Keeping Our Eyes Healthy as We Age

Keeping Our Eyes Healthy as We Age

Among the many changes our bodies undergo as we get older are the changes to our eyesight. Early diagnosis is critical for stopping many sight-threatening conditions in their tracks, which is why we should be on the watch for signs of age-related vision ... Read More »

The Importance of Eye Protection for Athletes

The Importance of Eye Protection for Athletes

An estimated 90% of eye injuries are preventable if the right eye protection is worn. That means that 27,000 out of 30,000 sports-related eye injuries in America could be avoided by taking this one simple precaution. You might think of eye protection ... Read More »

What Is Pink Eye?

What Is Pink Eye?

How much do you know about conjunctivitis (pink eye)? The main symptoms of pink eye are the redness that gives it its common name, itchiness, and either thick or watery discharge. Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the clear outer layer of tissue that ... Read More »

What Are the Most Eye-Healthy Foods?

What Are the Most Eye-Healthy Foods?

We’ve all heard that eating carrots will give us amazing eyesight. Fun fact: that idea is actually leftover World War II propaganda. The British wanted to keep their new radar technology secret from the Germans, so they claimed far and wide that their ... Read More »

The History of Cataract Treatment

The History of Cataract Treatment

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness, and the history of treating them is long and fascinating. Over 20 million adults 40 and up in the US will develop cataracts, and by the time they reach 80, half of them will. Normally, the lenses in ... Read More »

Swimming and Eye Health

Swimming and Eye Health

Let’s go over a few eye safety facts before we all start playing in the water this summer! There’s nothing like an eye injury or infection to ruin a fun summer day, so make sure to follow these tips to protect your eyes will you enjoy the water, ... Read More »

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