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Causes, Types, and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Causes, Types, and Symptoms of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans each year. When it is left untreated, it can cause a loss of vision and even blindness. It is one of the most common causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. The damage caused by glaucoma can...

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Allergy Season is Coming. How to Avoid Itchy Eyes

Allergy Season is Coming. How to Avoid Itchy Eyes

Seasonal allergy season is creeping up on the desert. For every palo verde covered in golden glory, there will be an Arizonan cursing each yellow flower. Arizona might not see the pollen counts that some greener states do, but we have plenty of airborne allergies to...

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3 Things That Can Irritate Your Eyes

3 Things That Can Irritate Your Eyes

Your eye health is important to both your vision and your overall well-being. Not only should you have a thorough annual checkup, but you should also try to avoid irritants that may aggravate your eyes. This can be a challenge, especially in the Sonoran Desert where...

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4 Tips for Contact Lens Hygiene

4 Tips for Contact Lens Hygiene

Contact lenses are a fantastic alternative to glasses! They can make playing sports more convenient and promote greater comfort for people who need to wear headphones for work or play. Best of all, they allow the world to see your face unobstructed! Contacts do...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Eyes

New Year’s Resolutions for Healthier Eyes

The new year is here! With the turn of a calendar page, we all have a fresh start and a chance to set goals to work on during the year ahead. Make better eye health a priority during 2023 by setting New Year’s resolutions that keep you seeing clearly all year long. If...

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Can Autoimmune Diseases Affect Vision?

Can Autoimmune Diseases Affect Vision?

Autoimmune diseases can cause issues throughout a person’s body. While some physical side effects of these conditions are predictable, others may surprise those patients who cope with them. You might not expect a condition that affects the intestines to have symptoms...

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Photophobia (Light Sensitivity) Explained

Photophobia (Light Sensitivity) Explained

Arizona receives more than its fair share of sunshine. For some people, those bright beams of sunlight cause discomfort or pain. These people may suffer from photophobia, or light sensitivity, and may find that everyday life in the Sonoran desert is an uncomfortable...

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Can Video Games Cause Eye Problems?

Can Video Games Cause Eye Problems?

Video games can stimulate your mind, hone your reflexes, and provide social connections. They enjoy a popularity among people of all ages that shows no signs of diminishing. But can playing video games also damage your eye health? Too much of anything, from cake to...

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What is a Chalazion?

What is a Chalazion?

A red bump on your eyelid can give you an unpleasant jolt of worry. Even if it doesn’t feel painful, it can cause concern. While many people call any such swelling a stye, it might be a bump called a chalazion. These bumps can lead to blurry vision and other...

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Eye Health Information for 65+

Eye Health Information for 65+

As you age, you see life in a different way – often literally, as growing older changes your eyes in sometimes unexpected ways. The increase in whole-body health matters can affect vision, as can eye-specific issues. These changes do not have to impact your quality of...

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5 Tips for Preventing Eye Injuries

5 Tips for Preventing Eye Injuries

When you think about vision care, you likely think about glasses or contact lenses, not safety goggles. Yet preventing eye injuries is a simple, inexpensive step everyone can take to guard their vision. Consider these five easy steps to protect your eyes and avoid...

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Macular Edema Causes and Treatments

Macular Edema Causes and Treatments

Blurry vision can have many causes. It can signal a need for glasses or contacts, but sometimes, it can mean a condition called macular edema. While this condition is most commonly associated with diabetic retinopathy, the condition also appears as a symptom of other...

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