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Diabetes and Your Eyes

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, an ideal time to take a deeper dive into the disease we hear so much about. As eye care professionals, one of our areas of concern is that uncontrolled diabetes can affect your vision, and is a leading cause of blindness for individuals under the age of 74. What is Diabetes? Diabetes...

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What’s Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

The US Food and Drug Administration recently pulled online vision testing, because that method of vision test doesn’t provide the comprehensive eye health care necessary to keep individuals seeing their best now and for years to come. In fact, online vision tests only provide 1 out of the 12 critical factors that your optometrist provides in your annual eye...

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Why the FDA Pulled Online Vision Testing

The internet provides fantastic access to information and professionals—just think about all of the things you can learn through watching YouTube videos alone! Technology’s many uses to promote human health—information sharing, video conferencing and health monitoring—are just now beginning to make an impact. However, one area in which the internet is not beneficial to human health is online vision...

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Ways to Protect Students Vision

5 Ways to Protect Your Student’s Vision This School Year Kids all over the country are back to school, burying their noses in computers and books in pursuit of the knowledge necessary to succeed in school and in life. The connection between good vision and learning is significant: The American Optometric Association reports that up to 80% of learning...

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Student Athletes Back to Sports

Are Your Student Athlete’s Eyes In Top Shape for the Season? Fall is in the air! If you haven’t already had your first pumpkin spice latte or seen your first football game—what’re you waiting for? Now that the school year is in session, for many students that also means “back-to-sports.” So we have to ask: Are your student athlete’s...

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17 Visual Skills Kids Need to Succeed

The 17 Visual Skills Kids (and Adults) Need to Succeed in Life Back-to-school season is an ideal time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your children. Why? Because it’s critical to ensure that they’re seeing their absolute best and that all aspects of their visual system are functioning well to help them learn during the school year. The...

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Ready to Go Back to School?

Is Your Student’s Vision Ready to Go Back to School? It’s back-to-school season! If you’re the parent of a school-age child, you likely have a list of supplies and are busily checking off items to make sure your student has everything they need for a successful school year. But are you forgetting the No. 1 most important item on...

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Dry Eye Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Dry Eye Disease occurs when your body doesn’t produce enough tears or the tears produced are not high enough in quality to create a nourishing, lubricating tear film over the front of the eye to protect it. The condition is progressive and often gets worse as you age. It has a myriad of causes including age, gender, medications, medical...

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What is Dry Eye Disease?

You’ve likely heard of Dry Eye disease and the discomfort it can cause. But what is this condition, and who is most likely to suffer from it? Your eyes require tears to lubricate and nourish the cornea – the front surface of your eye. Tears serve many functions, including lubrication so that the eyelid can smoothly open and close,...

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What are the Symptoms & Treatment for Cataracts?

June is Cataract Awareness Month, an ideal time to familiarize yourself with the causes, symptoms and treatment of one of the most common eye conditions affecting aging people worldwide. A cataract is a progressive change to the eye’s naturally clear and flexible lens, which gradually becomes cloudy, yellow and inflexible. There is not a cure for cataracts, but there...

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