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Like what you see? Take care of your eyes

In the eye care business, we frequently hear our patients downplay the importance of contact lenses maintenance and scheduled replacement: “I know I’m not supposed to sleep in my contacts, but… it happens.” “My contacts are scheduled replacement lenses; I … Continue reading

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Your Vision in Childhood

You’ve noticed your child squinting. Does he have a vision problem? Squinting can be a sign of nearsightedness, or myopia, as your eye doctor would call it. Nearsightedness is just one of several common childhood vision problems. One out of … Continue reading

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Adult Eye Exams

It’s important for adults to have eye exams on a regular basis to check for problems. Regular eye exams are critical for detecting: Glaucoma Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Cataracts Diabetic retinopathy But everyone needs regular eye exams. This is particularly important if … Continue reading

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Eye Health and Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids, usually caused by an excess growth of bacteria that is ordinarily found on the skin, blockage of the eyelid’s oil glands, and occasionally allergies. Blepharitis is a common eye condition, causing the eyelids … Continue reading

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Stop Smoking

If you smoke, stop. Smoking raises your risk of developing cataracts and aggravates uncomfortable dry eyes. It also builds up plaque in your bloodstream and weakens arteries. This not only raises your risk of a heart attack, but it can … Continue reading

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When should my baby have their first eye exam?

Because a baby’s vision develops quickly during the first year of life, your child’s doctor will check your baby’s eyes at each well-child visit. Risk-free children should have their first eye exam at six months of age, at age three, just before starting … Continue reading

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Eye Benefits of Vitamin E

Some studies suggest that E helps to possibly prevent cataracts, and it might be yet another factor in preventing macular degeneration (AMD). In the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) involving nearly 5,000 people, researchers found a 25 percent lower risk … Continue reading

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