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Holiday vision health is in the eye of the beholder

When you look at those holiday food spreads, do you see nothing but unhealthy calorie overload? You’re not alone. This time of year, meals aren’t exactly renowned for their nutrition benefits. But there’s a different way to look at holiday fare, and your eyes will thank you as much as your body. Look for holiday […]

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Protecting Your Eyes from the Bright Boca Sun

Living in Boca Raton, there’s no shortage of sunshine. In fact, this is one of the sunniest areas to live in the United States. Because of that, we all need to be cognizant about protecting our eyes from the rays of the sun. Everyone knows about ultraviolet radiation (UV) and your skin. From crow’s feet […]

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Are carrots truly good for our eyes? Learn the truth

We’ve all heard plenty of stories about foods and beverages that can positively affect our health, some true, some not. Probably the most famous healthy vision food story is about carrots, with their connection to our vision quite well known. Most of us heard from the time we were little that we should eat our […]

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Symptoms that could mean more than normal vision changes

According to the National Eye Institute, some 135 million people worldwide have an eye condition that causes “low vision.” Low vision isn’t simply what happens normally to our vision as we age, but can be the result of certain eye diseases and other health conditions that cause irreversible damage — from cataracts and glaucoma to […]

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Why pressure is bad for your eyes

Being under pressure can help some people work at their highest level, but over time, stress and pressure can be bad for your health. This is also true when it comes to pressure and eye health. When the eye’s optic nerve experiences an increase in intraocular pressure (IOC), you can loose your sight to the […]

Fuchs’ Corneal Dystrophy

Don’t live with this inherited condition

As with many health conditions we face in life, Fuchs’ dystrophy is an inherited problem, which means there isn’t much that can be done to avoid its effects. Fuchs’ causes “corneal endothelia dystrophy,” which is a vision-threatening alteration of the cornea’s delicate inner lining. But even though this disease is genetic, it doesn’t mean you […]

eye care for children

What you should know about photokeratitis

Thanks to a lot of information about how the sun can cause skin cancer (and wrinkles), most of us know we need to wear sunscreen year-round, even on cloudy days. So it doesn’t make sense that many of us are still heading outside without any sun protection for our delicate eyes. You’re asking for a […]

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Vision problems linked to ADHD diagnosis in new study

According to a recently published study, children who have vision problems not correctable with eyeglasses or contact lenses may be twice as likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Study details Based on a nationwide sample of 75,000 children between the ages of four and seven, the study found a higher occurrence of […]

eye care for pregnants

Weight gain, morning sickness, fatigue and… eye problems?

Most women know, or find out, that the whole body goes through lots of changes during pregnancy. But you might not know that vision changes can also occur. Blurry vision is a common problem of pregnancy Hormone changes are the likely cause of blurry vision, the result of changes in the curvature of your eye […]

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It’s the time of the season for better eye care

There’s not a single day of the week or time of the year when appreciating our vision and taking good care of our eyes isn’t important. But there are certain months and seasons that can give our eyes more trouble if we don’t take extra steps to protect them. Here are some tips to help […]