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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Stress could contribute to vision loss

Persistent psychological stress is a major contributor to the development and progression of vision loss according to an analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and eye disease. Your blurry vision, eye twitching, headaches and watery or dry eyes may be caused by stress. Other stress-inducing vision issues […]

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Protect Your Eyes in the Winter

When the days are cloudy and cold, sunglasses are probably the last thing on your mind. But winter eye protection can prevent painful temporary conditions and permanent eye damage. Why do I need winter eye protection? Did you know your eyes can get sunburned in the winter? Snow and ice reflect 80 percent of the […]

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Glaucoma Awareness Month

Look to the Future: Get an Eye Exam to Save Your Vision from Glaucoma           Over 3 million Americans, and over 60 million people worldwide, have glaucoma. Experts estimate that half of them don’t know they have it. Combined with our aging population, we can see an epidemic of blindness looming if […]

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THE CAUSES OF COLOR BLINDNESS

Color blindness is an uncommon visual issue that is most often linked to a genetic cause. It affects 1 in 12 men. The most common form of color blindness is red/green blindness, with blue/yellow being the second most common. Achromatopsia, or total color blindness, is extremely rare. Most people who are color blind have this […]

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