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Eyelid Disorders: Why External Eye Health Matters Too

Eyelid Disorders: Why External Eye Health Matters Too

We put a lot of emphasis into taking care of the internal part of the eyes. This is no doubt the part of the eye that needs the most protecting. If the inner eye is not working as it should, your vision can be seriously compromised. However, this is no reason to discount the outer […]

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How High-Sugar Foods Affect Your Eyesight

How High-Sugar Foods Affect Your Eyesight

Eating high amounts of sugar can have detrimental effects on the body. I know, shocking, isn’t it?! Mainly, eating too much sugar will cause metabolic dysfunction. Metabolic dysfunction can cause weight gain, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. But, did you know that eating too much sugar can also affect your eyesight? Much like […]

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The Difference Between a Comprehensive Eye Exam and a Regular One

The Difference Between a Comprehensive Eye Exam and a Regular One

Understanding your vision and pinpointing the problems can be somewhat of a challenge at times. What can sometimes be even more confusing is knowing what kind of eye exam to get: a comprehensive one or a regular one? Knowing the difference between a comprehensive eye exam and a regular or routine eye exam is crucial […]

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Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

Diabetes-Related Eye Diseases

If you are diabetic, your eyes are at risk. It doesn’t matter if you’re really careful about your disease and on top of your blood sugar levels and everything. If you have diabetes, your eyes are at risk of developing diabetes-related eye diseases. That isn’t to say that your efforts to control your diabetes have […]

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New Hope for Elderly People with Eye Diseases

New Hope for Elderly People with Eye Diseases

We can lie all we want about our ages and buy all the anti-wrinkle cream in the world; but the truth remains, we all age. Every living creature and non-living since the beginning of time has aged. It’s just the process of life. As we age, our bodies begin to wither from the wear and […]

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Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Millions of people suffer from vision loss diseases like macular degeneration and there are only a handful of treatments that can be used to slow down these vision loss diseases, but nothing will completely stop them from progressing. However, there may be a new kind of treatment for macular degeneration and other vision loss diseases […]

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Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

Better Vision Can Lead to a Longer Life

When we’re young and healthy, we tend not to worry too much about our health in old age, or more accurately, how our lifestyle decisions now will affect our future bodies. What we think about even less is that we may be shortening our lifespans by not taking care of our health. And, that goes […]

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Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision

Regular Cardio Can Strengthen Eyes and Vision

When some people hear the word ‘exercise’ they cringe, probably because some view it as a chore that is as awful as scrubbing a toilet, and others have that reaction because they know that it’s something they need to do but they don’t for one reason or another and they feel guilty about it. The […]

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Are Blue-Eyed People More at Risk of Eye Diseases?

Are Blue-Eyed People More at Risk of Eye Diseases?

You may have heard that if you have blue eyes you’re at a higher risk of developing eye diseases. There is some truth behind this, though it has been a matter of debate among scientists and medical professionals for a while. Some say that there is no indication that blue-eyed people are at any higher […]

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Cancer and Vision: The Effects of Cancer on Your Eyes

Cancer and Vision: The Effects of Cancer on Your Eyes

Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases in America, and unfortunately, it is also one of the most prominent. Not only is cancer difficult to fight, but the side effects of cancer can be difficult to deal with, compounding the issues that arise from the cancer itself. One of the areas of the body […]

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Do Contact Lenses Come with Potential Health Risks?

Do Contact Lenses Come with Potential Health Risks?

Many people choose to wear contact lenses for cosmetic reasons while others choose to wear them for comfort reasons. No matter what the motive, before you choose to wear contact lenses, make sure you are completely aware of the risks that come along with them. While some of the risks are minor, others are quite […]

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