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Is Glaucoma Inherited?

Is Glaucoma Inherited?

Glaucoma is a common eye disease when left untreated can lead to blindness. If you have a family history of this condition, you do have an increased risk of developing it, too. Some genetic studies suggest that more than half of cases are inherited. Consider these...

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Covid-19 Update from Valley Eyecare Center

Covid-19 Update from Valley Eyecare Center

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) begins to have an increased impact on our community here in Arizona and throughout the world, we feel compelled to reach out to our stakeholders to share more about the steps we are taking here at Valley Eyecare Center to help keep...

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Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?

Can Children Wear Contact Lenses?

For children who wear glasses, switching to contact lenses is often considered a rite of passage as they become teens. However, it is now possible to make the switch sooner, and this is something that some kids could actually benefit from. Is Your Child Ready for...

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What Causes Styes and How to Avoid Them

What Causes Styes and How to Avoid Them

While most eye styes are uncomfortable, they do not normally threaten your vision. However, understanding how they are caused and how you can prevent them could help reduce or even eliminate this annoyance. What Causes Styes Hordeolums, commonly referred to as styes,...

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Why Are My Eyes Itchy When I Wake Up?

Why Are My Eyes Itchy When I Wake Up?

Having itchy eyes when you wake up can put a damper on your morning. Depending on whatever other symptoms you might have going on, like redness, dryness, or eye discharge, there could be several reasons for the itchiness. Seasonal or Year-Round Allergies Most often,...

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How to Avoid Diabetic Eye Diseases

How to Avoid Diabetic Eye Diseases

If you have diabetes, you are at a higher risk of developing various types of eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma. But there are a few things you can do to protect your eye health and reduce your risk of vision loss. Keep Your Blood Sugar...

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5 Signs That You Should Visit An Eye Doctor

5 Signs That You Should Visit An Eye Doctor

Unless you have a chronic eye condition or have been told by your vision professional that you should have your eye examined more often because of your health, you should have your eyes examined every one to two years. If you currently wear glasses, your eye doctor is...

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How Counterfeit Makeup Can Permanently Damage Your Eyes

How Counterfeit Makeup Can Permanently Damage Your Eyes

When a price seems too good to be true with makeup, chances are it may be counterfeit. Unfortunately, all too often, buyers think they are getting a great deal, but instead, they could be putting their health at risk. While you may be saving money by buying...

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Follow These 5 Tips to Protect Your Eyesight

Follow These 5 Tips to Protect Your Eyesight

The risk for eye diseases increases as we grow older and can threaten your quality of life during your golden years. One in six adults will be affected with an eye condition that can lead to vision loss. You can reduce your risk for developing cataracts, glaucoma,...

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Should You Get Computer Glasses for Digital Eye Strain?

Should You Get Computer Glasses for Digital Eye Strain?

Today, it is very common for most people to spend a lot of time in front of some type of digital screen. Whether for work or play, the amount of time spent with digital devices means that our eyes are often overexposed to blue light. It also puts you at a higher risk...

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How Alcohol Affects the Eyes

How Alcohol Affects the Eyes

For healthy individuals, an alcoholic drink now and then will usually not cause serious harm to your eye health. You could experience some temporary effects that could affect your vision if you drink a little too much. However, you should be concerned if you consume...

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Can You Wear Contacts if You Have Dry Eyes?

Can You Wear Contacts if You Have Dry Eyes?

A common eye condition is dry eyes. This is a condition where your eyes do not produce an adequate amount of natural tears or the tears you do produce dry out quickly. This could be either temporary or chronic and also could make it difficult to wear your contacts...

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