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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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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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