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The Effects Contacts Have on Your Eyes

The Effects Contacts Have on Your Eyes

Many of us need contacts or glasses in order to function in everyday life. For some of us, it is completely impossible to even get around our own houses without some form of visual aid. You might suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, or another refractive error. One of the more popular solutions to vision deficiencies is […]

What You Need to Know About Vision Loss in Seniors

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New figures from the U.S. Census show that by 2030 – when the first baby boomers reach 84 –all baby boomers will be over the age of 65. That means more than 20 percent of the population will be over 65, compared to only 13 percent today. If you’re not yet quite at senior age, […]

How Macular Degeneration Affects Vision and What You Can Do About It

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It’s estimated that more than 14 million Americans have symptoms of age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD. But, many people don’t know what this disease is and how macular degeneration affects vision. The macula is the part of the retina that the light sensitive cells of the eye are located. Macular degeneration occurs when these […]

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

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It’s Cataract Awareness Month! Did you know that more than half of all Americans will develop cataracts by age 80? In fact, cataract surgery is the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the United States. There are more than 1.5 million procedures performed each year. What are cataracts and why do so many Americans develop […]

Vitamin Deficiencies and Vision Loss

Vitamin Deficiencies and Vision Loss

No one wants to lose their vision, but unfortunately sometimes people do and it is completely out of their control. But what if you were to lose your vision to something completely in your control, like a vitamin deficiency? Vitamin deficiencies are 100 percent preventable, however, they are the leading cause of preventable blindness in […]

Does Astigmatism Have an Impact on Driving Performance?

Does Astigmatism Have an Impact on Driving Performance?

Astigmatism may not be the best-known eye disorder, but it’s certainly among the most common. Some studies have estimated the prevalence of astigmatism in children aged 5-17 to be as high as 28 percent, a number that’s widely believed to increase with age. Blurred vision is a hallmark symptom of astigmatism. And while effective corrective […]

How Alcohol Affects Your Eyes

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We all know alcohol can affect our bodies negatively, and these effects can be both short and long term. But what exactly does alcohol do to our eyes? Alcohol can definitely have short term vision-altering effects, but what about repeated exposure to alcohol? Are there any permanent effects that you need to worry about? Read […]

Exercising for Eye Health

Exercising for Eye Health

There’s no doubt that exercise will benefit your overall health. Staying active can prevent a myriad of illnesses and disease. It can ward off obesity, heart disease, arthritis; help lower blood sugar levels in diabetics; and lower your risk of back pain. Did you know that exercising regularly can also directly impact your eye health? […]

Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Women

Eye Health Risks to Watch out for in Aging Women

Getting older is something everyone faces every day. Unfortunately for aging women, developing a vision condition or disease is not uncommon in old age. The hard truth is that many more women than men will lose their sight as a result of aging and the various vision conditions they are likely to develop. But there […]

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Tyler Sorensen is the President and CEO of Rebuild Your Vision. Formerly, Tyler studied Aeronautics (just like his brother) with the dream of becoming an airline pilot, however, after 9/11 his career path changed. After graduating top of his class with a Bachelor of Science in Informational Technologies and Administrative Management, he joined Rebuild Your Vision in 2002. With the guidance of many eye care professionals, including Behavioral Optometrists, Optometrists (O.D.), and Ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.), Tyler has spent nearly two decades studying the inner workings of the eye and conducting research.

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