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Eye Facts

11
Feb

Random Facts about Eyes You Might Want to Know

For those of you who think you know your eyes pretty well, how many times did you blink while reading this question? Go ahead and read it again if you need to. We’ll wait. … OK, we’ll give you an easier one. What are your tears made of? You’re not sure about that one either? Well, no worries. You’ll see

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25
Jan

How Wintry Weather Affects Your Eyes

Winter comes with its complications and ailments, but what many people fail to realize is that wintry weather affects your eyes too. The frigid cold and drifts of snow are the biggest culprits when it comes to damaging your eyes, and certain precautions must be taken to avoid any potentially long-term complications. Continue reading to learn about some of the

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11
Jan

Post-Menopausal Dry Eye Facts Every Woman Should Know

Itching, burning eyes are commonly associated with seasonal allergies, illnesses, and minor injuries. But there’s one more cause of dry eye that many people do not know: menopause. Post-menopausal dry eye can be very frustrating because it’s a persistent problem. Women may attempt to simply live with the symptoms without realizing that there’s help. Research and Facts About Post-Menopausal Dry

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4
Jan

Vision Prescription Abbreviations & Meanings in Michigan

Understanding Your Eye Prescription To the unknowing person, a contact lens prescription looks incredibly complex with various numbers and abbreviations. Even a regular eyeglass prescription can be overwhelming, and these prescriptions typically only include sphere, cylinder, axis, prism, and base. These together measure things like lens power, astigmatism, and eye alignment. Contact prescriptions usually include more information to ensure that

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17
Dec

How Exercise Can Protect Your Vision

Exercise & Eye Health It seems like exercise can do almost anything, from helping to focus your mind, to weight loss, and even reducing your chances of getting certain cancers. But has anyone told you that exercise can protect your vision? In the past decade, health studies have indicated that there is no shortage in what exercise can do to

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8
Dec

Corneal Abrasion: How to Treat a Scratched Eye

A corneal abrasion, or scratched eye, is one of the most common conditions that bring people to the eye doctor. The problem is that it can happen anywhere, at any time. Although usually the symptoms aren’t severe, it’s important to take precautions to avoid making it worse. What Is A Corneal Abrasion? A corneal abrasion is simply defined as a

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2
Dec

How Driving in the Dark Can Be a Challenge

With Daylight Savings Time over as of the beginning of November and the season slowly changing into winter, our days will get shorter and shorter over the next several weeks. This change comes with earlier sunsets, and that means you’ll find yourself driving in the dark more often, even as soon as you start your drive home from work! It’s

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26
Nov

Hydration for Healthy Eyes

Dehydration is a potentially serious health problem that goes far beyond feeling thirsty on a hot summer day. Though most people are familiar with some of the more common symptoms of dehydration, including dry mouth, headaches, and muscle cramps, the signs of severe or chronic dehydration on the eyes are less well understood. Here is a brief overview of how

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9
Nov

Types of Cataracts: What They Are and What Causes Them

Cataracts are among the most common types of vision problems, but most people don’t know that there are several different types of cataracts. If you have been told that you have cataracts or are concerned that you do, following are a few things you might want to know. What are Cataracts? A cataract occurs when proteins in the eyes clump

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2
Nov

Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness: What is Diabetic Macular Edema?

Of all of our five senses, the one that we tend to rely upon the most is our vision. Unfortunately, diabetes tends to have a significant impact on vision. One condition often brought on by diabetes is diabetic macular edema, or DME. Defining DME, its causes, symptoms, and treatment is one way to help raise awareness of diabetic eye disease.

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