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Eye Facts

16
Jun

Does Caffeine Affect Your Eyesight?

Caffeine and Your Eyes Caffeine—it’s what many of us start our mornings off with and, for many more, how we recharge our afternoons. Caffeinated beverages are a delicious way of boosting your energy and stimulating the brain so that you’re awake, alert, and ready to seize the day. But can they be bad for your eyes?  To some extent, caffeine

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27
May

Common Questions Patients Ask About Their Eyes

The experts at MEI have answers for you! Maintaining good eye health enables you to perform daily activities to the best of your ability. But it takes practice and knowing the right questions to ask. So, where do you start?  Turning to Google can be daunting: hundreds of different answers to your common vision questions can leave you confused and

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5
Mar

Your Eyes: What They Say About Your Health

What Do Your Eyes Say About Your Health? It’s not that your eyes aren’t mesmerizingly beautiful, because they certainly are. But that’s not what makes us gaze deeply into them. The truth is, when we look into your eyes, we learn a lot about you – not on an emotional level but for medical treatment purposes. Allow us to explain.

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16
Aug

Top 10 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor

Your annual eye exam is the perfect time to learn more about various eye conditions, how to keep your eyes healthy, and general concepts related to the examination. You may have already asked your eye doctor questions over the years, but if not, following are a few topics you may want to discuss with your ophthalmologist or optometrist. Questions to

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27
Jul

How Many Eye Colors are There?

While there is a limitless number of hues, shades, richness, and combinations of colors, most people agree about how many eye colors there are in general. And that number is six: brown, hazel, blue, green, gray, and amber.  The Basic Eye Colors Generally, eye color depends on how much of the pigment melanin is in the iris, the colored part

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22
May

Eye Styes

Styes are very common, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t painful or irritating. An eye stye can form when one of the glands along the base of your eyelashes becomes clogged and infected. Styes, which look similar to pimples, can form on your eyelid or the lining of your eye. The stye and the area around it might be tender

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19
May

High Blood Pressure and Vision Loss Prevention

Most people know that high blood pressure (hypertension) can cause heart and kidney disease, but most don’t realize it can cause eye disease and permanent vision loss as well. Here’s what you need to know to protect your vision. What is Blood Pressure? Blood pressure is simply the amount of “squeeze” your heart puts into each beat to move blood

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15
May

Red Eye: 9 Possible Causes

You walk into work and the first thing your coworker says is, “Your eyes are so red today!” They might give you a hard time about staying up too late on a work night, but in fact there are several causes of red eye. Seasonal or Environmental Allergies Pets, pollen, dust, and mold can all cause allergic reactions. Allergies are

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12
Mar

The Relationship Between Diabetes and Cataracts

While everyone should see an eye doctor regularly, people with diabetes should be especially cognizant of keeping their eye examination appointments. There is a significant relationship between diabetes and cataracts, and if left unchecked and uncontrolled, this can lead to serious vision problems. The Basics about Cataracts If you have a cataract, the lens of your eye becomes cloudy, and

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25
Feb

See the World Through the Eyes of an Infant

Your baby is a wonder. She is learning and growing every day right before your eyes. While you love to watch everything she does, have you ever stopped to think about how you look to her? Depending on exactly how old a child is, that answer might differ. Over the course of the first year of babies’ lives, vision is

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