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 composed of various toxic chemical particles including nicotine, carbon […]

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May is Healthy Vision Month

In 2003, the National Eye Institute established May as Healthy Vision Month. During this annual observance, Americans are encouraged to make their eye health a priority and learn how to keep their eyes healthy and safe. Why is Healthy Vision Month important? Healthy Vision Month is important because more than 23 million Americans age 18 […]

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Tips to Teach Children About Eye Safety

It is important to teach your children about eye health and safety from a young age.  This includes awareness about how your overall health habits affect your eyes and vision as well as how to keep your eyes safe from injury and infection.  Starting off with good eye habits at a young age will help […]

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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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