Does Smoking Affect Vision?

          Smoking has long been known to cause lung cancer and heart disease; however many people do not realize that smoking can cause vision loss. Studies show that smoking increases the risk of Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD), Cataract, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Dry eye.            Cigarette smoke is […]

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Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

            Light sensitivity, also known as photophobia, is a condition in which bright light – either natural sunlight or artificial light –  can cause significant discomfort, pain and intolerance. People that experience light sensitivity will find themselves needing to close their eyes or squint when exposed to light and often […]

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How to Handle Your Spring Allergies

          Spring is beautiful, but it’s also a key time of year for seasonal allergies. As plants release pollen, millions of people with hay fever start to sniffle and sneeze.           There’s no cure but you can take steps to curb springtime allergies, from medication to household habits. Causes           The […]

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Myopia (Nearsightedness)

What is nearsightedness?           Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a common type of refractive error where close objects appear clearly, but distant objects appear blurry. Symptoms           Nearsightedness symptoms may include: Blurry vision when looking at distant objects The need to squint or partially close the eyelids to […]

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