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Tips for Contact Lens Wearers at Every Age

By | 2019-03-31T20:51:03-07:00 April 4, 2017|

How Long Can I Wear My Lenses?
Replace your lenses as often as the doctor suggests, even if you don’t wear them every day. For instance, if you have the disposable kind that are good for one wearing, throw them out after you’ve worn them once, even if they still feel fresh. When you wear lenses […]

13 Tips To Prevent Eye Fatigue

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:48-07:00 March 28, 2017|

Your eyes are burning, itchy, and tired. It’s a common condition but rarely serious. You can take simple steps to prevent or ease this problem.

It those tactics don’t work, see your doctor. What you’re feeling could be a sign of a deeper condition that requires treatment. This is especially important if you have headaches or […]

Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:48-07:00 March 16, 2017|

Raw Red Peppers

Bell peppers give you the most vitamin C per calorie. That’s good for the blood vessels in your eyes, and science suggests it could lower your risk of getting cataracts. It’s found in many vegetables and fruits, including bok choy, cauliflower, papayas, and strawberries. Heat will break down vitamin C, so go raw […]

Good News For Coffee & Tea Drinkers

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:48-07:00 March 8, 2017|

Common Ground

Aside from plain water, coffee and tea are the most enjoyed beverages around the world. Both have things in them that may help your health, and they’re an excuse to get together with a friend — that can be good for you, too.

Coffee Basics

The beans grow on flowering trees found in more than 50 […]

Optometrists Diagnose Rare Disorder

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:49-07:00 May 30, 2016|

Fabry disease is a rare genetic disorder, but one of its hallmark signs is easily visible in the cornea during a routine exam. Doctors of optometry who are able to diagnose this often overlooked disease can help patients receive critical treatment.

Fabry disease, which is estimated to occur in 1 in 40,000 live births, is a […]

Zika Linked to Infant Eye Damage

By | 2018-03-24T09:14:49-07:00 May 30, 2016|

Infants infected with the Zika virus may be born not only with unusually small heads, but also with eye abnormalities that threaten vision, researchers reported on Tuesday in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology.

The study described damage to the retina or optic nerve in 10 of 29 newborns examined at Roberto Santos General Hospital in Salvador, Brazil. […]