February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month, and there is no better time to protect one of your most important senses – your eyesight. Learning about the causes and risk factors related to low vision and scheduling a screening for yourself or a loved one is the key to protecting your sight as you age. If […]

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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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