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Adults

Any and all eye concerns, conditions, and care for people aged 18 to 65.

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Vitamin A Deficiency and Eyesight

Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant and fat-soluble vitamin that helps maintain proper body functions like immune function, reproduction, growth and development, organ function, and vision. You become vitamin A-deficient when your diet is poor…

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Eye Allergies

Allergic Conjunctivis, also called eye allergies, occurs when allergens irritate the eyes causing certain cells in the eyes to release histamine, as well as other substances. This reaction causes the blood vessels in the eyes to swell producing red, watery, itchy eyes…

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How to Treat an Eye Stye

A stye usually looks like a pimple or a boil that forms around the edge of the eyelid, but sometimes can form on the inner portion of the eyelid. It is painful…

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Dry Eye Syndrome (Keratoconjunctivitis)

Dry Eye is a condition in which a person does not have enough tears to lubricate the eye. This can result from either a poor quantity of tears, or if tears are of a poor quality…

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Contact Lens Do’s and Don’ts

An estimated 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses to correct their vision and 40% to 90% of them are not following proper contact lens hygiene practices…

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Snowblindness and its Effects on Your Eyes

Ultraviolet (UV) damage is more than just a warm weather danger; the snow actually reflects 80% of the sun’s rays thereby increasing the risk of sunburn and skin cancer in colder months as well. This is not only a problem for our skin…

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A Bad Mix: The Sun and Common Medications

It’s true: taking common medications and being out in the sun can affect your eyes. This combination can cause damage to the eyes as well as photosensitivity (sensitivity to sunlight). These common drugs are also referred to as sun-sensitive drugs, and include, but are not limited to:

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Protective Eyewear—Do Athletes Need It?

The benefits of eyeglasses are invaluable to those who need them to see, but there is another type of eyewear that is equally important to those who need vision correction and those who don’t need vision correction alike…

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Diabetes and the Eyes

Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults. It causes damage to the eyes by affecting the small blood vessels, sometimes causing them to leak fluid into the eye, which can lead to vision loss. The good news is that with proper care, vision can often be preserved.

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At-Home Eye Exams: A Smart Alternative?

The internet and technology have changed the way we purchase just about everything, from pet food and shoes to car services and healthcare. While some technologies improve quality of life, some companies are appealing to the instant gratification mindset. In the case of eye exams…