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Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: allergies, red eyes, swollen eyelids, soreness

Runny nose? Scratchy throat? Sneezing? These can all be caused by allergies, but allergies can effect a lot more than your nose and throat. The eyes are subject to many different allergens as well, and unfortunately many people are susceptible to these allergies.

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The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: eye irritation, wildfire, smoke exposure

If you live in California, then you are probably familiar with the dangers of wildfires. Wildfires spread quickly and cause a lot of damage to the ecosystem and neighboring towns. Setting aside the obvious danger from the spread of fire, the smoke can be equally as detrimental to your health. Massive plumes of smoke created by wildfire can damage your lungs, but were you aware that the smoke can cause damage to your eyes as well?

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Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

Created on: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: amblyopia, lazy eye, vision correction, virtual reality

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of virtual reality headsets is their function in the entertainment industry. Virtual reality is the new frontier of the entertainment world, but could there be more to the technology than meets the eye?

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The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

Created on: Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, eyes, health

Diabetes is a growing issue throughout the world, with an estimated 382 million people suffering from it in 2013. If not treated, diabetes can lead to other serious medical complications such as: ischemic heart disease, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke—but did you know that diabetes can also affect your eyes?

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Improve Your Golf Game with Clear Vision…At Any Age!

Created on: Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: lasik, vision correction, ophthalmology consultants the center for lasik

For those who enjoy golf, whether a beginner or even a pro, it is apparent that clear vision can make a huge difference in your performance. The ability to clearly view the course for long drives to the short and up close puts on the green is vital to a good game. Golf is popular for people of all ages, and there are different vision correction options available for all ages!

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7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: eyes, eye health, nutrition, foods, vitamins, macular degeneration

Carrots are generally toted as the go-to vegetable for the eyes, but did you know that there are quite a few different foods out there that are said to promote good eye health? In this article we talk about some of these foods and how they can be beneficial to your daily diet.

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Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Created on: Monday, June 08, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: uv, rays, danger, protection, safety, eyes, skin

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to see a raised level of awareness surrounding these issues, but in regards to how and when you should protect yourself from the dangers of UV radiation, there are some common misconceptions. In this article you will learn some of these misconceptions.

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Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Created on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: sunglasses, uv rays, eye health, macular degeneration, cataracts

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool or Audrey Hepburn glamour, but they're much more than just a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes. Sunglasses provide critical protection from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage the surface of your eye as well as its internal structures -- sometimes contributing to macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Healthy Vision Month

Created on: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: healthy vision, eye health, eye examinations

Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and exercising regularly. When it comes to our health, we often visit our physician to ensure that our bodies are healthy. But what about when it comes to the health of our eyes? They're not always top of mind, but they're definitely just as important.

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7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Tags: eye health, vision, uv exposure, eye diseases, eye examinations, healthy diet

Some eye conditions are hereditary, but many are a result of poor vision care and bad habits. You may be surprised to find that things you do each and every day might actually be damaging your eye sight.

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