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Category: Vision Health

5 Tips for Cataract Surgery Recovery

Are you thinking about getting a cataract removed? When cataracts stop you from seeing clearly, the benefits of having cataract surgery are almost endless. Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures in the country, making it one of the safest and most effective. Like most surgical procedures, there is a recovery period, […]

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Fireworks Eye Safety Dos and Don’ts

With the Fourth of July right around the corner, many people are looking forward to celebrating with fireworks. Every year, Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars on fireworks, whether for the Fourth, New Year’s Eve, a wedding, or many other reasons. Unfortunately, fireworks also cause over 9,000 injuries annually, many of which are related […]

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How Often Should I Have an Eye Care Appointment?

One of the best things you can do for your eyes is have comprehensive eye exams. Keep reading to find out when you should schedule your next appointment. Why Are Eye Care Appointments Important? Comprehensive eye exams are an essential part of keeping your eyes healthy. During an exam, your doctor will review your medical […]

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What is a Cataract?

You may have heard of cataracts, but you may not know what they are. Over 24 million people in the United States have been affected by a cataract. If you have not experienced this condition, you may know someone who has. Because cataracts are so common, it is worth taking a moment to understand their […]

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Does Glaucoma Have Any Obvious Symptoms?

Did you know glaucoma has the nickname the “silent thief of sight”? Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss. Yet, many individuals may not even know they have it due to its gradual progression. By being informed about the nature of glaucoma, you can help ensure your eyes stay […]

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Don’t Forget to Spend Your Flex Dollars on an Eye Exam!

Did you know that most flexible spending dollars expire at the end of the year? With January right around the corner, do not let those funds go to waste. Now is the time to make sure you head into the new year with clear vision by using your FSA for an eye exam. What Is […]

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What Are The Most Common Signs of Cataracts?

Are you experiencing blurry vision or having difficulty seeing while driving at night? These are two of the symptoms associated with having cataracts. Cataract symptoms can be subtle, especially at first. Blurry vision and frequent changes to your prescription might be mistaken for other eye conditions, like refractive errors and presbyopia. If you suspect that […]

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Do Patients Know If They Have Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an invisible condition that can progress for years without showing symptoms. However, early detection can stop the disease in its tracks, improving your prognosis and preserving your vision. Modern medicine has helped millions of people maintain their sight. With an early diagnosis, you can keep glaucoma under control.  It is impossible to diagnose […]

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Why Do We Observe Workplace Eye Wellness Month?

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The CDC reports that roughly 2,000 workers in the United States who sustain job-related eye injuries need medical attention every day. 10 to 20 percent of job-related eye injuries cause permanent or temporary vision loss. Experts believe wearing the correct safety eyewear can lessen the severity of eye injuries or even prevent 90 percent of […]

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Why is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month Important?

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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, drawing attention to a degenerative disease that has robbed the vision of almost 11 million Americans. More people lose their eyesight to age-related macular degeneration (AMD) than glaucoma and cataracts combined. Additionally, AMD is the leading cause of permanent vision loss in adults 60 and older. What is […]

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