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Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Why You Should Wear Sunglasses in the Winter

Created on: Monday, December 23, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Most of us associate sunglasses with warm weather, hanging out at the beach, and other fun summertime activities, and while sunglasses are important for preventing UV damage to our eyes, most of us make the mistake of forgetting to wear our favorite shades during the cold, and sometimes snowy, winter months. Here are some important reasons why it is important to always remember to wear your sunglasses – any time of the year.

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December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month

December is National Safe Toy and Gifts Month

Created on: Monday, December 02, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Children's bright eyes epitomize the spirit of the holiday season, but those same bright eyes can become weary and even injured without proper supervision during the holiday gift-giving season as toys and computer games can prove hazardous to children's vision. The Consumer Products and Safety Commission reports that more than 230,000 toy-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms annually. Of those injured, approximately one third under the age of five and more than 45% of those injuries are to the head and face. Most eye injuries caused by toys are completely preventable. Many parents are simply unaware of what to look for to maximize children's eye safety when purchasing toys.

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Eye Conditions Caused By Stress

Eye Conditions Caused By Stress

Created on: Monday, November 18, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Have you ever experienced an irritating eye twitch that just won't seem to end? How about dry eyes or blurred vision? Have you ever thought that these issues could be caused by stress? It's true, our eyes are an extension of our brain so whatever affects the various parts of our brain can actually interfere with our vision.

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How to Choose your LASIK Surgeon

How to Choose your LASIK Surgeon

Created on: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

LASIK is one of the safest surgeries available today for patients seeking better lifelong vision. Choosing a qualified and highly skilled surgeon that meets your needs is vital to the success of your LASIK experience. The satisfaction rate among LASIK patients is well over 95%, a figure much higher than what is experienced in many other surgical procedures.

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Almost 90% of Computer Users will develop vision problems related to computers

Almost 90% of Computer Users will develop vision problems related to computers

Created on: Thursday, November 07, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Eye strain from computer use is the number one complaint of office workers and can cause blurry vision, sore and tired eyes, neck pain, and eventually lead to more serious eye conditions such as nearsightedness.

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Do you or your family members suffer from dry eyes? Learn how to give your eyes relief at Ophthalmology Consultants!

Do you or your family members suffer from dry eyes? Learn how to give your eyes relief at Ophthalmology Consultants!

Created on: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Dealing with dry eyes is an issue that millions of Americans struggle with every day. Dry eye syndrome is a medical condition that affects over 10 million people in the United States. This eye disorder is often characterized by a lack of tear production or problems with the tears themselves.

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Eye Health in the Office

Eye Health in the Office

Created on: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Experiencing red or watery eyes, blurred vision or difficulty focusing after a day at work can often be the result of staring at a computer screen for eight or more hours. Office environments can certainly take their toll on your eyes. Here are some common symptoms and simple solutions to help maintain healthy vision during your work day.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Created on: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

World Sight Day takes place Thursday, October 10th. It is a global event that focuses on raising awareness about blindness and vision impairment as well as rehabilitation for those living with visual impairments. This event happens every year on the second Thursday in October.

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Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes

Nighttime Driving and Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Our days are about to become darker even earlier with the fall season officially upon us, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Most of these drivers have difficulty judging distance, identifying signs or exits, and struggle to see animals and pedestrians in roadways.

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Glaucoma and Why You Should Have Your Eyes Examined

Glaucoma and Why You Should Have Your Eyes Examined

Created on: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases in which the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, is damaged by the pressure of fluid inside your eye. There are two main types of glaucoma. One is primary open-angle glaucoma and the other is angle-closure glaucoma. These types of glaucoma are marked by an increase of intraocular pressure, or pressure inside of the eye. Secondary glaucoma refers to any case in which another disease contributes to or causes increased eye pressure.

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August is National Eye Exam Month

August is National Eye Exam Month

Created on: Monday, August 26, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

August can often be hectic as we rush to fit in the last bits of summer vacation before the school year starts and the weather cools down, but before you get too wrapped up in back-to-school and final summer plans, don't forget about planning ahead for healthy vision by scheduling an eye exam for you and your family.

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Cataracts

Cataracts

Created on: Monday, August 19, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

As we grow older our bodies experience many different changes, and our eyes are no exception to this rule. Usually as we age and our vision becomes more blurred, we assume that we probably need new glasses with a stronger prescription, but in fact, cataracts may be the culprit behind our declined vision.

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Heterochromia

Heterochromia

Created on: Friday, July 12, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

July is 12th is Heterochromia Awareness Day. Only 11 out of every 1,000 Americans have heterochromia, a condition that results in two differently colored eyes.

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

According to Prevent Blindness America, the founders of Cataract Awareness Month, it is estimated that over 22 million Americans age 40 and over have cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding of the natural lens of the eye which leads to decreased vision. Cataracts make vision comparable to looking through a foggy windshield and are the most common cause of blindness and are conventionally treated with surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and a recent study found that cataract surgery patients had significantly reduced rates of hip fractures due to falls.

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June is UV Safety Month: Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

June is UV Safety Month: Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

Created on: Monday, June 03, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

June is here and that means summer is upon us! June also means that it's UV Safety Month – a great time to spread the message of sun, fun and the effects of UV rays. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the main cause of skin cancer, but can also damage your eyes if you leave them unprotected. It is always important to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, but it is especially important during the extended daylight hours of the summer.

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Sports and Eye Safety

Sports and Eye Safety

Created on: Monday, May 20, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

With warmer weather upon us, many of us are probably enjoying the sunshine by playing some recreational sports. Tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90% of these serious eye injuries are easily preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies depending on the activity, so make sure the level of eye protection you use is appropriate to the sport. Regular eyeglasses will not offer you proper protection when it comes to the safety of your eyes and vision.

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May is Healthy Vision Month: Keep an Eye on Your Vision

May is Healthy Vision Month: Keep an Eye on Your Vision

Created on: Friday, May 03, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

May is Healthy Vision Month and offers up a great opportunity to learn about eye health and to make sure you and your family recognize the importance of regular comprehensive eye exams as a way to maintain healthy vision.

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What Causes Red Eye in Flash Photography?

What Causes Red Eye in Flash Photography?

Created on: Friday, April 12, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. When the flash goes off, light goes straight into the pupil and gets reflected off the back of the eye, and straight in to the camera lens. The effect is magnified with dilated pupils - that's why the "red eye" mode of cameras involves a pre-flash before the main flash so that pupils become smaller before the real picture is taken and red eyes are minimized.

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March is National Save Your Vision Month

March is National Save Your Vision Month

Created on: Monday, March 25, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

March is National Save Your Vision Month. While many of us think that having good vision simply means that our eyes are healthy, that is not always the case. Regular comprehensive eye exams can ensure that you not only keep your vision in great shape, but that you keep your eyes, and ultimately your body, healthy as well. Scheduling an eye exam is the first step to take in saving your vision.

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Keeping Your Eyes Healthy During National Nutrition Month & Beyond

Keeping Your Eyes Healthy During National Nutrition Month & Beyond

Created on: Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

During the month of March the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages individuals to focus their attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating habits during National Nutrition Month. By eating right, you also increase the opportunity to protect your vision by adding sight-saving nutrients to your daily diet. Fruits, vegetables, and fish make for delicious, healthy meals and snacks that contain nutrients and powerful antioxidants that are essential to maintaining healthy eyes.

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Exercise & Your Eyes

Exercise & Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

With the New Year in full swing, some of those resolutions we made might have gone by the wayside. But if getting into shape was one of your goals for 2013, there are plenty of reasons not to break that resolution, healthy eyesight being one of them.

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February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, February 04, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Over 9 million people in the U.S. have age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a painless eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years of age. That statistic is expected to double over the next decade as baby boomers begin heading into retirement.

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, January 21, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. It is an important time to spread the word and raise awareness about glaucoma, which is considered a thief of sight. There are virtually no symptoms associated with the disease and once vision is lost, it is gone for good. As much as 40% of one's vision can be lost before a change is noticed. This condition is considered the leading cause of preventable blindness.

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Resolve for Healthier Vision in 2013

Resolve for Healthier Vision in 2013

Created on: Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Author: Ophthalmology Consultants The Center For Lasik

Each year most of us resolve to make changes that will result in longer, happier and healthier lives. Most people are determined that with the start of a new year they'll lose weight or kick unhealthy habits. This year why not add eye health to your resolutions? Here's a list of easy tips and simple solutions for healthier eyes and better vision in 2013.

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