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Giving Your Eyes a Rest

Unlike other animals, which have keen senses of smell or hearing, humans rely on vision as their primary sense. Because so much of the way we interact with the world is through visual stimuli, our eyes are constantly working to provide us with key information about the environment. Focusing on certain types of objects in…

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Glaucoma Care: What You Need to Know

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, reports the Glaucoma Research Foundation. This common eye condition typically affects older adults, although infants and young adults are also at risk. Fortunately, however, cutting-edge research is improving diagnosis and treatment of this common eye disease. Talk to your optometrist about glaucoma care for the latest…

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Frames for Your Lifestyle

After learning that you need prescription lenses, finding glasses that best suit your looks may be paramount in your mind. Although finding the right frame shape for your face is essential, understanding the types of frames that best fit your lifestyle is equally important. With the largest eyewear manufacturer producing 65 million frames per year,…

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Managing Your Family’s Eye Health

Managing your family’s eye health is a big responsibility, especially in large households with many generations. You want each member of your family to enjoy the benefits of good eyesight throughout their entire lives. Eye care needs change throughout life, with children requiring different care than their grandparents. With a little preparation, however, you can…

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Considering Laser Vision Correction?

Since the infancy of laser vision correction services in the 1980s, the field has made leaps and bounds in increasing the safety and efficacy of these procedures. Today, over 28 million LASIK surgery procedures have been performed worldwide, reports the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Furthermore, 9 out of 10 patients achieve vision quality between 20/20…

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Improved Peripheral Vision in Athletes

Good peripheral vision is a commonly overlooked attribute in great athletes. Some say peripheral vision gave Wayne Gretzky his incredible on-ice awareness. Peripheral vision helps race car drivers know when to pour on the speed and allows baseball players to tag a runner out as he slides into third. Peripheral vision is important to your…

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How Did I Get a Stye?

A stye, medically known as a hordeolum, appears in the eyelid area as a red pimple-like bump, and is usually tender or painful. Styes typically occur near the lash line (external hordeolum), but can also appear on the underside of the eyelid (internal hordeolum). In addition to the telltale lump, a stye can cause swelling,…

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Eyeball Licking: A Dangerous New Trend?

In the summer of 2013, news spread quickly about a dangerous new trend, called “worming” or oculolinctus, and a serious outbreak of disease among Japanese youth. Upon further investigation, many news sources retracted or amended previously published stories, saying the stories of a sudden increase in illness were only a hoax. In popular culture and…

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All About Swollen Eyelids

Swollen eyelids can be uncomfortable and unattractive. Swollen eyelids are associated with a variety of symptoms that can hamper or affect vision. While most cases of swollen eyelids are not serious, several serious conditions may cause swollen eyelids. Without proper treatment, chronic swollen eyelids may cause eye damage and may result in vision loss. Swollen…

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Binocular Vision: Disorders and Treatment

For many, the term binocular vision conjures images of super powers or the rare ability to spot objects far away, but having binocular vision simply means having two eyes with which to see. Binocular vision does lend creatures with two eyes advantages over those with only one, such as enhanced vision, depth perception, and a…

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