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What Causes Halos Around Lights?

What Causes Halos Around Lights?

Seeing halos around lights is common if you are looking directly at bright lights like headlights or lamps at night. It is a result of what is called diffraction, which occurs when light bends as it enters your eyes. These instances are often harmless and might even...

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2022 Eyewear Trends

2022 Eyewear Trends

The new year is officially here so why not celebrate by updating your eyewear? We all deserve a fresh lookin 2022! Valley Eyecare Center would like to share the latest 2022 eyewear trends to help you choose your next pair of glasses. Retro Classic Frames are Trending...

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What is Macular Edema?

What is Macular Edema?

Macular edema is a condition where fluid builds up in the eye’s macula. Left untreated, it can cause vision loss. Anyone can develop this condition; however, older adults, and especially those with diabetes, are most at risk. Knowledge is power, so here are a few...

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First Aid for Eye Scratches

First Aid for Eye Scratches

Did you know that everyday activities like housework, cooking, playing with your pet, or participating in sports can cause an eye injury? So how do you know if you may have a scratched eye? The most common symptoms are: A sensation that you have something stuck in...

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Will My Vision Get Worse As I Age

Will My Vision Get Worse As I Age

While you might not need glasses now, chances are that your vision will get worse as you age. Your risk of developing age-related eye conditions increases with each year. If you have other health conditions that often develop in later years, you are at an even higher...

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Are Eye Floaters Normal or a Sign of Something Serious?

Are Eye Floaters Normal or a Sign of Something Serious?

Have you ever noticed little spots or transparent little squiggles floating through your field of vision while on your computer or outside on a bright day? You could be seeing eye floaters. If so, you may be concerned as to whether they are normal or a sign that...

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Common Causes of Eye Infections

Common Causes of Eye Infections

Having an eye infection is one of life’s little annoyances. The good thing is that most of these infections are easy to spot, which gives you the opportunity to quickly seek treatment from your eye doctor if needed. Eye infections are divided into three categories...

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6 Nutrients That Will Optimize Your Eye Health

6 Nutrients That Will Optimize Your Eye Health

As you get older, it is even more crucial to eat a healthy diet loaded with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. But did you know that your eye health can also be optimized with including specific nutrients to your diet? Here are six nutrients that Valley Eyecare...

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How to Properly Clean Your Contact Lenses

How to Properly Clean Your Contact Lenses

When used and cared for correctly, contact lenses are one of the safest and effective methods available for vision correction. However, contact wearers are at a much higher risk for developing eye infections if they do not properly clean and disinfect their lenses. If...

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What Causes a Blocked Tear Duct?

What Causes a Blocked Tear Duct?

Your eyes depend on tears to keep them healthy. However, if you have a blocked tear duct, the excess tears that have nowhere to go can cause your eyes to be watery, itchy or irritated. Here’s what you need to know about blocked tear ducts, including how they are...

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Can Astigmatism be Corrected?

Can Astigmatism be Corrected?

Astigmatism is a very common eye condition. It is caused by a mismatch of the curvature of the eyes’ lens or cornea. It is a type of refractive error within the eye because it causes the cornea to unevenly focus light on to the retina. Frequently, it may also...

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November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November Is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Month and is a good time to bring awareness to the risk of developing diabetic eye disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of Americans developing Type 2 diabetes continues to increase at an alarming rate,...

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