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Eye Color & Genetics

Ever wonder why your eyes are blue, green, brown, or somewhere in between? The colored part of your eye, the Iris, contains pigmentation which determines our eye color. Your parents pass on chromosomes which combine to customize your eye color. How eye color develops...

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Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

Did you know, nearly 2.2 million people in the United States are affected by glaucoma?* Due to the lack of symptoms in the early stages of glaucoma, almost half of Americans with glaucoma do not know they have it; causing glaucoma to be the second leading cause of...

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Contact Lenses – Can Contacts Cause Headaches?

Patients sometimes worry that trying contact lenses will be uncomfortable, or even cause headaches. This may be because they’ve known someone who had a bad experience with contact lenses, because the idea sounds uncomfortable to them, or because they tried contacts in...

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How to Clean Your Eyeglasses

If eye care professionals cringe when they see you clean your glasses, and your lenses don’t last long before they are scratched, then it’s probably time to update your eyeglass cleaning habits! To make sure your lenses stay clear and crisp as long as possible, follow...

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Preventing Snow Blindness, Sunburn for Your Eyes

We take many precautions to avoid sunburn on our skin, face, and lips, but have you ever thought about your eyes? Many are surprised to learn our eyes can also acquire sunburn. This condition is known as photokeratitis or snow blindness. What causes Snow Blindness?...

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What is a Black Eye?

A black eye forms when blood and fluids collect in the space around the eye causing swelling and discoloration. Typically, a black eye is considered a minor injury. What causes black eyes? A black eye is caused by bruising surrounding the eye, not inside the eye. This...

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Macular Degeneration: Stem Cells Restore Sight in Small Study

Macular Degeneration   WebMD Health News © 2018  Peter Russell      March 21, 2018 This is a promising study that gives hope to those suffering from the most devastating form of Macular Degeneration . .   Article: Doctors in the UK say they have taken an...

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Using Oils to Relieve Dry Eye

Many medical professionals are aware of the benefits of adding healthy oils to our diets. Most of the fats that are essential for a healthy heart, skin, brain, and other systems come from things like fish, nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Doctors will sometimes prescribe...

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Pay over time with CareCredit

Whether you are purchasing a new pair of prescription glasses, paying for Lasik eye surgery, buying new Maui Jim sunglasses for a Christmas gift or treating yourself to an Advanced Technology IOL for cataract surgery . . . . a FREE Fitbit® can be yours. Get the...

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Progressive and Bifocal Lenses: Vision at Every Distance

As your eyes age, conditions like age-related farsightedness or presbyopia may start to affect your vision. If you already suffer from an eye-related condition or disease, finding eyewear to remedy multiple vision deficiencies can be a hassle. Progressive and bifocal...

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