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Reasons for Using Sunglasses

At Aker Kasten Eye Center, we work hard to educate patients on how to improve their eye health and care for their eyes. Most patients are aware of how important it is to protect their skin from the sun’s UV rays. But what about the eyes? Eyes need to be protected from UV rays as […]

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Staying Safe at Night

If you’re above a certain age, you start to understand that our bodies don’t last forever. From creaky knees to sore shoulders to vision issues, our bodies certainly let us know when we’re getting older. If you wear glasses or contacts, you may remember that the need for them came when you were old enough […]

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What Causes Styes?

Though some eye conditions come about as a result of genetics, we really dislike those that come from our own forgetfulness or wrongdoing. Nothing is worse than an eye injury from not wearing safety goggles while working outside or playing sports. Thankfully, not all preventable problems are cause for concern, though they can definitely be […]

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How to Treat Keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye issue where the structure of the cornea is so weak that it bulges outward, creating a cone shape. The cornea is known as the “windshield” of the eye and is normally formed in a dome shape. Read on to find out what causes Keratoconus and what you can do about it. […]

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Blood Sugar and Blurry Vision

Individuals who live with the challenge of managing blood sugar face the potential for numerous health conditions. The inability to produce and use insulin sufficiently is a metabolic problem that we know as diabetes. As experienced eye doctors in Boca Raton, we are aware of the various eye diseases that may occur secondary to diabetes, […]

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How to Protect your Eyes

It’s easy to forget how small, but potentially dangerous habits can alter your eye health. In some cases, you may not see the full consequences for decades. Here are easy changes you can make to your daily routine to ensure you’re taking care of your eyes. Eating well: If you want your body to operate […]

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Fascinating Facts about your Eyes

Our eyes are phenomenal in their ability to perceive depth, color, and light. Here are some fascinating characteristics about your eyes: Eyes are the second most complex organ after the brain. With 256 unique identifying characteristics, as opposed to fingerprints which have just 40. Our sense of touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight happen seamlessly […]

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Five facts about color blindness

Vision color deficiency, otherwise known as color blindness, affects one’s ability to see red, green, blue, or a combination of these colors. It is rare that someone will see no color at all. Men are far more likely to be color blind than women.From a global perspective, 1 in 12 men is color blind compared […]

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Your eyes do a lot of talking. Here’s what they’re saying

Your eyes don’t just tell the world a lot about how you feel emotionally; they can also offer a glimpse into how you feel health wise. For example, your eyes can signal you may have: Diabetes High levels of stress Infection High blood pressure High cholesterol Signs of diabetes You might assume that if your […]