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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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Preventing Eye Injuries at Home

Preventing Eye Injuries at Home

The impact of COVID-19 is still keeping a lot of people at home. This means you may be tackling home improvement projects around the home, yard work, deep cleaning, cooking more than usual, or doing activities to help keep your kids occupied. Normally, almost half of...

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What Is Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE)?

What Is Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE)?

Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE) is a group of three rare, but closely-linked eye conditions: Iris Nevus (Cogan-Reese Syndrome) Chandler’s Syndrome Essential Progressive Iris Syndrome It is common for cells from the cornea to move to the iris. This loss of...

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What is Ocular Hypertension?

What is Ocular Hypertension?

Ocular hypertension is when the pressure, also known as intraocular pressure (IOP), is higher than it normally should be. A pressure reading of 21mmHg or higher determines if you have this eye problem. While this condition is different from glaucoma, where pressure...

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Understanding Sjögren’s Syndrome

Understanding Sjögren’s Syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys the glands that keep your eyes, mouth, and other areas of your body lubricated and moist. According to the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation, almost four million Americans suffer from this disease, but...

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Tis’ The Season for Itchy Eyes

Tis’ The Season for Itchy Eyes

Springtime is here and so are all the allergens that trigger eye allergies. The good news about these seasonal allergies is that they are only temporary. But if you do suffer from allergies that is little consolation as you deal with red and puffy eyes that may become...

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Too Much Screen Time is Bad for Your Eyes

Too Much Screen Time is Bad for Your Eyes

Many people are practicing social distancing to help stem the spread of COVID-19. This means you and your family are probably spending more time in front of a digital screen, especially if you have children doing their schoolwork online or you are working from home....

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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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