Winter Eye Health

The winter weather can be particularly harsh on your eyes and presents new and different reasons to protect them. Here are some of the ways winter can affect your vision, or exacerbate an eye condition, and tips for prevention. Winter sun Sunglasses aren’t just for summer. Snow and ice are reflective, so the sun’s rays […]

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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 see clearly Headaches caused by eyestrain Difficulty seeing while […]

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Are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

Light sensitivity is a condition in which bright lights hurt your eyes. Another name for this condition is photophobia. It’s a common symptom that’s associated with several different conditions, ranging from minor irritations to serious medical emergencies. Mild cases make you squint in a brightly lit room or while outside. In more severe cases, this […]

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Your Eyes in the Digital Age

           Smart phones and tablets have become essential to your life. But your eyes weren’t designed for digital screens, or the constant refocusing from the screen that comes with frequent smart phone and tablet use. The result: your eyes get tired faster. That’s why 70% of U.S. adults suffer from Digital […]

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LIGHT SENSITIVITY

Light sensitivity is also called photophobia. It is a common experience with many underlying causes. The broad term covers many kinds of discomfort in bright light, ranging from trouble adjusting to brighter light to pain in the eyes. People who have light-colored eyes may be more prone to light sensitivity than those with dark eyes. If you […]

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