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Diabetes and Eye Health (Diabetes Awareness Month)

Diabetes and Eye Health (Diabetes Awareness Month)

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. The purpose of this annual event is to spread awareness and educate the public about type 1 diabetes. Diabetes, whether it is type 1 or type 2, raises the risk for many serious health conditions. It can also increase your risk of...

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How is Your Eye Color Determined

How is Your Eye Color Determined

Have you ever wondered why your eyes are the color they are? If you have ever taken a biology class, you might have participated in an assignment where you created a chart using your parents’ eye colors to determine what color eyes you and your siblings might have. It...

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Low Vision at Night Can Cause Trouble With Driving

Low Vision at Night Can Cause Trouble With Driving

Do you have difficulty seeing in the dark? You are not alone - many people suffer from this same problem. However, low vision at night can make it difficult to drive safely, and for this reason, you should discuss with your eye doctor as soon as possible. Consider the...

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Why is My Vision Suddenly Blurry?

Why is My Vision Suddenly Blurry?

It is normal for most people to experience gradual changes in their vision over years or even months. These changes can be so gradual that you might not realize they are happening, such is the case with cataracts, glaucoma, or macular degeneration. This makes it very...

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Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

Keeping up with yearly eye exams is one of the best ways to protect your eyesight. It is also gives you a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you might have about your vision with your eye doctor. Here are the top five questions you may want to ask your eye...

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Which Foods are Bad for Your Eyes?

Which Foods are Bad for Your Eyes?

Did you know that what you eat can have a significant effect on your eye health? Your eyes rely on their blood vessels that bring healthy nutrients and oxygen to your retinas. A poor diet that is high in fat or simple carbohydrates can block these blood vessels with...

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5 Tips to Keep Your Aging Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Aging Eyes Healthy

It is normal for your vision to change as you get older. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t also be more vigilant about eye care. Here are five tips that can help keep your aging eyes healthy. 1. Protect Your Eyes from the Sun Ultraviolet rays from the sun can...

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Why Are My Eyes Blurry When I Wake Up?

Why Are My Eyes Blurry When I Wake Up?

Waking up in the morning with blurry vision in one or both eyes is very common among adults. If this has never happened to you before, you might be worried. However, most of the time there is no need to worry, especially if you are not experiencing symptoms of a...

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5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes While Playing Sports

5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes While Playing Sports

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, emergency rooms in the United States treat approximately 30,000 sports-related eye injuries each year. Almost 90 percent of those injuries could have been prevented by wearing the right eye protection. Eye Protection...

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How Smoking Can Harm Your Eyes

How Smoking Can Harm Your Eyes

The health dangers that are most often associated with smoking are cancer and lung disease. But what you might not realize is that smoking can also harm your eyes and endanger your vision. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 substances including carcinogens and...

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Is Eye Discharge Normal?

Is Eye Discharge Normal?

Healthy eyes will produce mucus both day and night. This type of discharge is important for eye health. It protects your eyes by removing dust and other potentially harmful debris from the front of your eye and its tear film. During the day while you are awake, the...

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