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Natural Eye Compresses and Washes

Natural Eye Compresses and Washes

Between work, soccer practice, dinner dates, and PTA meetings, life can be stressful. Our mind’s natural reaction to stress is to push it way, way down. Out of sight out of mind, right? This is just the way our brain helps us cope with stress. It protects us from thinking about it so that we […]

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Is Your Eyesight Affected by Your Migraines and Headaches?

Is Your Eyesight Affected by Your Migraines and Headaches?

Many of us have had a migraine or a headache that was just so painful that it seemed to affect our eyesight. Though we may have just brushed it off as these vision symptoms “being in our head”, the truth is migraines and headaches have a significant impact on our eyesight. Headaches and migraines (especially […]

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How Your Eyes Can Give Warning Signs of Other Health Issues

How Your Eyes Can Give Warning Signs of Other Health Issues

We use our eyes to see the world, but what happens when we look into our eyes? There are many layers to the eyes so you may think that all you’ll see is blood vessels and clear liquid. This is both true and untrue. Looking into the eyes as doctors do during comprehensive eye exams […]

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It's All in the Pupils: What Your Eyes Say About Your Decision-Making Abilities

It’s All in the Pupils: What Your Eyes Say About Your Decision-Making Abilities

“Never trust a man with dilated pupils” as my mother used to say. Or something like that. Okay, maybe not. But if she did, there was some truth to it. A recent article published in Plos-One by Peter Murphy at the University of Leiden has shown a correlation between pupil size and accurate decision-making. At […]

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Cardiovascular Diseases and the Eyes

Cardiovascular Diseases and the Eyes

One of the most interesting features of cardiovascular disease is that symptoms are not only present in the body, but can be found in the eyes as well. In fact, current research suggests that cardiovascular disease may be spotted early through a regular eye exam because symptoms of the condition may be spotted in the […]

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Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk of Glaucoma

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk of Glaucoma

Birth control pills are widely used in the United States, but now new research is linking the usage of the birth control pills to an increased risk of glaucoma. Birth control pills are used as a pregnancy prevention measure and work by putting hormones (estrogen and progestin) into the woman’s system. These hormones keep the […]

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The Cause of Baggy Eyes and Treatment Methods

The Cause of Baggy Eyes and Treatment Methods

Do you find you’re starting out your day by looking in the mirror and noticing the huge dark circles under your eyes? No doubt it can spur you to throw out the mirror altogether. The fact is that the presence of these baggy, dark circles can actually ruin your day. Nine out of 10 people […]

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What Your Eyes Do When You Sleep

What Your Eyes Do When You Sleep

We’ve mentioned the dangers of not getting enough sleep in other posts. However, we didn’t really get into what sleep actually was or how it can help our vision. If you are like many people you probably think that your eyes are still and relaxed during sleep, during part of your sleep period this would […]

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