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September is Healthy Aging Month

Today, people are living longer than ever before so it’s important to be proactive and take responsibility for your health as you age.Like any other organ in your body, your eyes do not stay the same as you get older. Vision changes are normal with age but vision loss and blindness are not.  Older adults […]

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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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August – Child Eye Health and Safety Month

  Prevent Blindness and the National Optometric Association Declare August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month to Help Make Vision Care for Kids a Priority   August is dedicated to preventing eye injuries and vision loss and saving children’s eyesight. One of 20 children ages 3 to 5 has a vision problem that could result […]

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IS Great Eyesight All About Genetics?

Eyesight refers to the capability of an individual to view things. The eyes collect the light from an object that is processed by the brain. The retina is a light-responsive layer that acts as a screen located at the back of each eye. It has photosensitive cells that are responsible for the transfer of information […]

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WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR EYES THIS SUMMER

When the sun comes out, we are all careful to apply sunscreen to protect our skin, but are we showing the same care for our eyes? Harmful UV rays can slowly damage your eyes over time and put you at risk for conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration and thickening of the white parts of the eyes. Summer […]

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