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3 Critical Steps to Take If You Injure Your Eye

3 Critical Steps to Take If You Injure Your Eye

At the onset of an eye injury, it can be difficult you to know the extend of damage, if any has been done to your eye(s). Eye injuries could occur at any time, including while playing sports, intentional or unintentional blow to the eye, doing work around your home,...

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Good Eye Health Starts with the Food You Eat

Good Eye Health Starts with the Food You Eat

You already know the importance of eating healthy. However, did you also know that certain foods can promote good eye health? In the National Eye Institute’s Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) it was found that nutrients like vitamins A, C and E, zinc, lutein,...

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Can Lazy Eye (Amblyopia) Be Prevented?

Can Lazy Eye (Amblyopia) Be Prevented?

Amblyopia or lazy eye is a common eye problem that can affect children and adults. If not caught early, it can lead to blindness. Lazy eye usually starts at a young age, which makes it hard to prevent. This disorder is treatable and the earlier it is detected, the...

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What are the Different Types of Contact Lenses?

What are the Different Types of Contact Lenses?

If you prefer not to wear eyeglasses all the time, contact lenses may be an option to consider. There are different types of lenses, and they are made from many kinds of plastic. The most common types are hard lenses and soft lenses. Hard Contacts Lenses Most hard...

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Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

Fireworks Eye Safety Tips

Fireworks are a traditional part of so many Fourth of July celebrations around the Phoenix area. Every July 4th, emergency rooms and urgent care facilities see an increase of eye injuries. This year, more than ever before, we cannot stress the importance of staying...

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Tips to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

Tips to Avoid Digital Eye Strain

Today, digital screens have become a part of everyday life for so many people. Between time spent on a computer working, playing video games on a television screen, or reading email on your phone, you are at a higher risk for digital eye strain. Symptoms of digital...

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Risk Factors of Glaucoma

Risk Factors of Glaucoma

During a comprehensive eye exam, your eye doctor will look for signs of eye disease. One such disease is glaucoma. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness. Some people are more predisposed to developing it than others. Therefore, knowing your risk factors is the...

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Seeing Sudden Flashes of Light May Be Very Dangerous

Seeing Sudden Flashes of Light May Be Very Dangerous

There are several reasons why you might suddenly see flashes of light. These flashes come from inside your eyes instead of from lights or anything outside of your body. While some flashes are harmless, others can be very dangerous and could indicate a serious medical...

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Are Eyelash Extensions Dangerous?

Are Eyelash Extensions Dangerous?

There are various lash enhancement options that are available on the market. One such option is eyelash extensions. However, this may not be the safest way to enhance your eyelashes. If you are considering this method of lash enhancement, you should be fully aware of...

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3 Tips to Maintain Good Eye Health

3 Tips to Maintain Good Eye Health

We only have one pair of eyes; therefore, you need to do all you can to protect your vision by keeping your eyes healthy. Here are three tips that can help you maintain your eye health. Tip #1. Eat a Healthy Diet A healthy diet is essential for maintaining eye health....

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Why Do My Eyes Keep Tearing Up?

Why Do My Eyes Keep Tearing Up?

Do you experience unexplained watery eyes? It could be caused by an eye allergy that is provoking an adverse immune response from your body. Often referred to as allergic conjunctivitis, this response can cause the common symptom of eye tearing if your eyes are...

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What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

What Does 20/20 Vision Mean?

The general reason why many people wear eyeglasses or contacts is to achieve 20/20 vision. This is a standard that was set back in 1862 by Herman Snellen, a Dutch ophthalmologist, when he developed a measurement system for visual acuity. 20/20 vision is considered...

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