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Who is At Risk for Ocular Hypertension?

Who is At Risk for Ocular Hypertension?

It is estimated that approximately three to six million people in the United States have ocular hypertension and many have no idea they have it. This is an eye condition where the pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) is consistently higher than normal. While...

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Causes and Treatments of Red Eyes

Causes and Treatments of Red Eyes

Red or “bloodshot” eyes happen when the blood vessels in your eyes become irritated and swollen. The reasons for this could be as simple as you: Are having an allergic reaction Have pink eye (conjunctivitis) or an eyelid sty (blepharitis) Have a cold or virus Spent a...

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Can I Tell if I Will Get Cataracts?

Can I Tell if I Will Get Cataracts?

More than 50% of all Americans over the age of 80 have a cataract or have had surgery to remove a cataract. Most age-related cataracts usually develop slowly over several years, typically between the age of 40 to 60 years of age. However, there are some types that...

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Diabetes and Eye Health – Know Your Risks

Diabetes and Eye Health – Know Your Risks

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people between the ages of 20 to 74? If you have this chronic medical condition, you should be aware of your increased risk for developing eye conditions that could rob you of your vision. Eye Conditions...

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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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