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Vision Tips

  • What if we had a choice?

    If an eye disease was an inevitable part of your life, wouldn’t it be nice if you could pick which disease you had? If you could, you would want to pick cataracts. Today, cataract surgery can not only remedy the disease but it can make your eye sight better than it ever was before. Thanks […]

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  • Kids And Comprehensive Eye Exams

    Most of us remember going to the school nurse as a child, covering one eye at a time, and reading off lines from the big E chart to find out if we needed glasses. Unfortunately, as efficient as they may seem, these simple vision screenings don’t catch everything that could be wrong with a child’s […]

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  • Animal Kingdom Eyesight Olympics

    Our world is filled with a staggering array of animal life, and today we’d like to take a closer look at some of the best eyes nature has to offer. Instead of trying to identify one animal that has the best eyes overall, we’re breaking it up into categories: underwater vision, night vision, color vision, […]

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  • Protecting Your Eyesight Over The Years

    As we get older, our bodies don’t function as well as they used to, and that includes our eyes. However, there’s a lot we can do to keep our eyes healthy, which is why we’d like to take a look at a few of the most common age-related vision and eye problems and what can […]

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  • Makeup and Eye Safety

    Cosmetics have come a long way from the toxic powders used in the Renaissance and Victorian eras. We’re very happy that modern makeup is free of ingredients like lead, arsenic, and mercury. Still, that doesn’t mean it’s all perfectly safe to have around the eyes. The old saying might be “beauty is pain,” but as […]

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  • A Word of Caution on Costume Contacts

    Halloween is our favorite spooky time of year, but we need to talk about the potential dangers of costume contact lenses. The right pair of colored lenses will make a great final touch to an amazing Halloween costume, but not all contact lenses are created equal, and we want to make sure our patients know […]

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  • The Connection Between Vision and Sleep

    Sometimes it’s hard to get a full night’s sleep, but when we don’t, we definitely feel it. In fact, studies even show that not getting enough sleep has many of the same effects on the mind and body as alcohol. There’s an interesting relationship between our quality and quantity of sleep and our eyes. We […]

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  • Diabetes and Vision

    Diabetes is a disease that can negatively affect health in many ways, including healthy eyesight. Diabetes brings with it an increased risk of developing several different eye diseases. These are grouped under the umbrella term “diabetic eye disease,” and they include cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic macular edema (DME), and diabetic retinopathy. With all of these combined, […]

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  • Smoking Versus Healthy Vision

    The most common health effects that come to mind when we think of smoking are lung cancer and bad teeth, but it doesn’t stop there. Smoking is harmful to every system in the body, and it’s also harmful to our vision. A smoking habit can do more damage to our eyesight than disease can, in […]

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  • Winter Is Here! Are Your Eyes Protected?

    When we think of sunburns, most of us probably imagine sandy beaches and summer heat, but we can get sunburned in any season, including winter. In fact, winter can be even more dangerous in some ways. Just because most of our skin is bundled up from the cold, that doesn’t mean our eyes are safe, […]

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