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What Digital Screens Are Actually Doing to Our Eyes

What Digital Screens Are Actually Doing to Our Eyes

If you spend a lot of time with your eyes glued to computer screens, cell phones, tablets, or even the TV, you could be causing damage to your eyes. Spending long periods of time looking at digital screens can lead to eye strain, blurriness, headaches, and dry eyes, which are all symptoms of Computer Vision […]

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How to Improve the Health of the Retina

How to Improve the Health of the Retina

The retina is one of the most vital parts of your vision system. It is a layer of tissue located at the rear of your eye that senses light and relays those images to your brain. Damage or deterioration of your retina can result in many different eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, […]

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How to Choose Sunglasses for Your Kids

How to Choose Sunglasses for Your Kids

We make sure our kids eat right, get enough sleep, and learn their ABCs. Yet while 65 percent of adults in the U.S. wear sunglasses, only 39 percent make sure their children’s delicate eyes are protected from the sun. It is believed that our eyes get 80 percent of their total lifetime exposure to the […]

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The Effects of Smoking and 2nd Hand Smoke On Your Eyes

Effects of Smoking and 2nd Hand Smoke on Your Eyes

We all know that smoking is bad for you, but did you know that the chemicals in cigarettes can harm the most sensitive part of the retina, called the macula. Your vision can be irreversibly damaged when cells of the macula die or tiny blood vessels burst through it. And this isn’t just for those […]

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