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3 Signs That It’s Time to See Your Eye Doctor

3 Signs That It’s Time to See Your Eye Doctor

If you follow Valley Eyecare Center’s blogs, you have read how important yearly eye exams are for your eye health. However, you might not know that there are times when you should not wait until your regular exam to visit our office. Here are three signs that it is...

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Macular Degeneration: Types, Causes, and Treatments

Macular Degeneration: Types, Causes, and Treatments

Macular degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss among older adults in the United States. Often referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this common condition gradually causes your central vision to become blurry as the health of your eye’s...

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5 Tips to Help Chronic Dry Eye

5 Tips to Help Chronic Dry Eye

  It is not uncommon to experience dry eyes now and then. A day in the sun, extra time spent in front of a computer screen, or spring allergy season can trigger a gritty or dry, burning sensation in your eyes. But for some people, dry eyes can become a chronic...

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Know the Signs of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE)

Know the Signs of Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE)

Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome (ICE) is group of three eye conditions that are closely-linked: Chandler’s Syndrome Iris Nevus (Cogan-Reese Syndrome) Essential Progressive Iris Syndrome What Happens to Eyes Affected by ICE? While the cause of it is not completely...

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All About Eye Floaters

All About Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are small spots that drift through your field of vision. You may notice them more as you move your eyes around or look at something bright like the blue sky or a computer screen. Here are a few things to know about floaters. What Exactly Are Floaters?...

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Bloodshot Eyes: Common Causes, Treatment

Bloodshot Eyes: Common Causes, Treatment

Red or bloodshot eyes are a common condition for many people. It happens when the blood vessels within the surface of the eye rupture. The result then gives the white part of your eye, the sclera, a reddish or pink color. Here we explain four common causes for...

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5 Myths About Your Eyes and Vision

5 Myths About Your Eyes and Vision

Keeping your eyes healthy is essential to protecting your vision. However, to do that, it helps to separate fiction from the facts when it comes to protecting your vision. Here we look at five myths that could be impacting your and your family’s eye health. Myth #1 -...

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Are Eye Diseases Hereditary?

Are Eye Diseases Hereditary?

  Unfortunately, some eye conditions are hereditary. If a parent, sibling, or grandparent has or had eye problems, you and your children are at a higher risk of poor eye health. However, knowing your family is at greater risk puts you at an advantage with early...

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How to Avoid Tearing Your Contact Lenses

How to Avoid Tearing Your Contact Lenses

If you wear contact lenses, sooner or later, you will tear one if you haven’t already. Wearing a torn lens is uncomfortable. However, it is not safe to wear a torn lens because you could scratch your cornea. Here are several ways that you can avoid ripping your...

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3 Important Reasons You Should Always Get an Annual Eye Exam

3 Important Reasons You Should Always Get an Annual Eye Exam

Annual eye exams are essential to keeping your eyes healthy and protecting your vision. Here are three important reasons why you and each of your family members should have an eye exam every year. #1. Exams Detect Changes in Your Vision Minor vision changes are not...

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Does Air Quality Affect Your Eye Health?

Does Air Quality Affect Your Eye Health?

With summer around the corner, most Phoenix residents know from experience that the air quality will worsen as the days grow warmer and longer. Here are a few things you should know about how it could affect your eye health. Why is air quality worse when it is warmer?...

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Top 5 Foods for Good Eye Health

Top 5 Foods for Good Eye Health

You already know the importance of eating the right foods to stay healthy. But did you know that what you eat could impact your eye health? Eating foods loaded with antioxidants may help you reduce your risk of developing some eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma,...

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