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How Your Vision Health Can Change Over the Years

How Your Vision Health Can Change Over the Years

When we’re young, we think we’re going to stay young forever. We don’t think about how our health will change. Certainly not our vision heath. Our vision diminishes slowly over time. By the time we notice that something is wrong, it may be too late. That’s why it’s important to get your eyes checked regularly […]

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Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Astigmatism?

Can LASIK Eye Surgery Cure Astigmatism?

What does it mean to have “normal” eyes? Typically, normal shaped eyes means that the cornea, which is the clear, outer window of your eye, curves equally in vertical and horizontal directions. These directions resemble the patterns of the stitches on a baseball. When any light ray enters your eye and hits your cornea, the […]

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Best Type of Salt for Improved Eye Health

Best Type of Salt for Improved Eye Health

In recent years, it has been increasingly clear that salt is bad for your health. Doctors all over the country are advising patients to cut back. In some cases, patients are being told to cut salt out completely because salt can cause high blood pressure, kidney stones and liver failure, just to name a few […]

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Early Attention to Your Child's Eyes Can Greatly Improve Their Life

Early Attention to Your Child’s Eyes Can Greatly Improve Their Life

We’ve spoken before about how important it is for school-aged children to get their eyes checked so that they can flourish in the educational system. What we don’t talk a lot about, however, is how paying attention to your children’s eyes early on in life is setting them up for a lifetime of success. Many […]

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Back to School: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

Back to School: Identifying Students with Vision Impairments

Back to school season is here, already! The summer seems to have flown by. As we usher in a new school year, it’s time to get our kids back into their school routines. As we buy pencils, glue sticks and notebooks to get them learning-ready, we can’t forget the most important thing this year: getting […]

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Can an Eye Test Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease?Disease

Can an Eye Test Detect Early Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer’s is a disease that doesn’t just rob someone of their memory, but of everything that they have. It slowly chips away at the mind, and later the body. This horrific disease has no cure, but it can be slowed down with medication. The trouble here is that this memory disease does not always present […]

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Nearly Two-thirds of American Adults Have Vision Problems, But Many Do Nothing About It

Nearly Two-thirds of American Adults Have Vision Problems, But Many Do Nothing About It

We’re living in the golden age of health. Now, more than ever, people are concerned about their health and physical well-being. This isn’t to say that the concept of health is in anyway new (just look at how far back Traditional Chinese Medicine dates), but the way we take care of ourselves sure has changed. […]

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Eye Conditions That Can Be Addressed with Vision Therapy

Eye Conditions That Can Be Addressed with Vision Therapy

We’ve thrown this stat at our readers more times than we can count, but it’s just such a pertinent one that we’re going to give it to you one more time: Did you know that 80 percent of all learning is visual? Though this statistic refers mostly to classroom learning, it really does speak to […]

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Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers: Part 2

Common Eye Problems in Pre-schoolers: Part 2

Welcome to part two of our mini-series on common eye problems in pre-schoolers. If you recall we published part one in December. In part one, we outlined three of the most common eye conditions your pre-school may be subject to developing: amblyopia (lazy eye), hyperopia (farsightedness) and myopia (nearsightedness). This month, we’re back with three more […]

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Can 3D Technology Affect Your Child’s Vision?

Can 3D Technology Affect Your Child’s Vision?

The world cannot seem to get enough of 3D technology. Despite the physical world around us being 3D, it is somehow more impressive when a movie or a video game can recreate that life in three-dimensionality. But, as fun and realistic as 3D makes movies and games, this technology may be harming your children’s eyesight. […]

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Do You Have a Regular Optometrist

Do You Have a Regular Optometrist? How Not Seeing the Eye Doctor Is Hurting Your Vision

Do you see your eye doctor at least once every two years? Or once a year if you have an existing condition? If you answered no to both of these questions then you are unfortunately not alone. Many Americans skip on their visit to their eye doctor every year for a myriad of reasons from […]

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