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Safeguard Your Retinal Health

4 Ways to Safeguard Your Retinal Health The eye is second only to the human brain in complexity, performing its work with precision nearly continuously during all of our waking hours. In fact, your eyes are more efficient than the fastest camera. Try this: glance quickly around the room, focusing on a variety of different objects at varying distances...

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Retinal Detachment: Are You at Risk?

We explored the critical role the retina plays in maintaining healthy vision in our previous blog post and offered lifestyle adjustments that promote retinal health for you and your family. Here’s a brief recap: eat lots of orange veggies (carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, peaches) in addition to those leafy greens (kale, broccoli, spinach), protect your eyes from UV rays...

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Do Your Glasses Work and Play as Hard as You Do?

If you’re like most Americans, you or your kids may be involved in multiple sports and have specific safety gear and helmets that you use when skiing, playing football or riding your bicycle. Similarly, you likely have specific footwear for those same activities. Given how important your vision is, it also makes sense to have a specific pair of...

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Optic Neuropathy: Do You Know the Signs?

Brain Awareness Week is March 12-18, 2018, a time when the National Eye Institute focuses on brain neuropathy and how it impacts vision—because without the complex function of our brains working in conjunction with our eyes, we couldn’t see. The optic nerve is the pathway that relays all visual information from the retina to your brain, including brightness, color and contrast...

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7 Causes of Low Vision: Are You at Risk?

Of the five human senses, the eyes are our most important sensory organs, helping us perceive up to 80% of the impressions and input we use to make sense of our surroundings. While other animals rely more heavily on their senses of smell―think of how important smells are to your dog or cat―the complexity of the human eye and...

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February: Low Vision Awareness Month

The National Eye Institute has designated February as Low Vision Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about visual impairment and rehabilitation for those living with the condition. An estimated 3 million Americans age 40 and older are living with low vision, which can greatly impact their functionality, productivity and general enjoyment of life. What is Low Vision? Low...

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7 Visionary New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! As we ring in a fresh, new year, it’s human nature to consider ways to improve our life experience. These can range from the simple (Drink more water) to the complex (Raise funds for a passion project) to the philosophical (Bark less, wag more). Better health is often on the agenda; eyesight is a critical component...

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LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?

LASIK eye surgery may mean freedom from dependence on corrective lenses – but it’s not right for everybody. Learn whether you’re a good candidate and what to consider as you weigh your decision. LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery that uses an advanced laser system to reshape the cornea and bend light into the proper place for...

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Flex Your Dollars

FLEX YOUR DOLLARS, LOVE YOUR EYES: 5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNTS “Tis the season to be jolly” and tax-savvy as well.  As the year end approaches, it’s time to remember your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and put it to good use. What better way to use your FSA than protecting your precious vision. Did you know...

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Sunwear is Good Eye Health Care: Six reasons you should wear sunglasses more often.

According to a 2016 UV protection report by the Vision Council 75% of Americans are concerned about UV eye exposure yet only 31% wear sunglasses when they go outside. There are six main reasons why you should wear sunglasses more often, especially when you are enjoying the outdoors this summer: Prevent Sun-Related Health Problems Skin Cancer – 90% of...

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