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Facial paralysis: On reanimating eyes that don’t close

People with facial palsy, or facial paralysis (which is usually on one side) often have difficulty closing the eye. This exposes the eye surface to the harsh elements and deprives the eye of the lubricating effect of an eye closing. A research team from Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, studied the quality of life outcomes of [...]

Facial paralysis: On reanimating eyes that don’t close2021-05-25T21:49:59+00:00
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What are common causes of blurry vision?

Have you been experiencing blurry vision lately? Step away from WebMD and try not to panic – there are many normal reasons why you may be experiencing this mild visual disturbance. Below, we’ve outlined some of the more common causes of blurry vision. You need to get glasses – or update your prescription. Do you wear glasses or contacts? If [...]

What are common causes of blurry vision?2021-05-25T22:04:23+00:00
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What Is Pinkeye Syndrome?

Have you experienced redness or itchiness of the eyes? Does it cause you to tear involuntarily? Commonly referred as pinkeye syndrome, conjunctivitis is inflammation of the covering of the eyeball, particularly the area inside your eyelid. The most common cause of pinkeye syndrome is bacterial infection. Chemical irritation and allergic reaction can also trigger this condition. Do you have pinkeye [...]

What Is Pinkeye Syndrome?2021-05-25T22:05:11+00:00
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Tips on How to Preserve your Vision

Today’s technological advancements such as laptops, smartphones and iPads have led to a modern trend of eye fatigue and other vision-related problems. More than ever, people are experiencing diminished eyesight. Blame it on the long periods of staring at the glaring images on our TVs, computers and cell phones. But all hope is not yet lost. Although blurry vision is [...]

Tips on How to Preserve your Vision2021-05-25T22:06:17+00:00
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Eye Protection: Which sport causes the most eye injuries?

April is Sports Eye Safety Month. This month, Eye Care Professionals encourages all our patients to wear proper eye protection when participating in athletic activities. Potential eye injuries that can result from sports include corneal abrasions, orbital fractures, detached retina, and even cataracts. In some instances, people have even had their eyes dislodged from their sockets. But which sports are [...]

Eye Protection: Which sport causes the most eye injuries?2021-05-25T22:08:45+00:00
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Taking Good Care of Your Eyes

“The eyes are the windows to the soul” goes the cliché. Preserve your vision and take good care of your eyes with these simple tips from Eye Care Professionals. Your eyes need nutrients to perform at their best. Accordingly, you should eat right. Vitamins A, C and E are good for your peepers. Lutein, zeaxanthin and beta carotene are also [...]

Taking Good Care of Your Eyes2021-05-25T22:09:19+00:00
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Have you heard? Cataract surgery leads to better driving!

Cataract surgery can be life-changing, allowing patients with poor vision to finally see bright colors, regain their night vision, and even reduce their dependence on glasses. But can these improvements be measured? In Australia, a group of researchers sought to quantify how much cataract surgery can improve a person’s ability to drive a car. In the study, they tested the [...]

Have you heard? Cataract surgery leads to better driving!2021-05-25T22:10:09+00:00
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Why Does My Vision Blur?

Getting blurred vision is one of the first signs of eyestrain. It’s one way of telling us that something’s wrong with our eyes. Perhaps we just rubbed our eyes too hard, have stayed too close to the TV or just stared at the computer monitor for too long. But the good thing is that our vision will get back to [...]

Why Does My Vision Blur?2021-05-25T22:11:10+00:00
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What Are the Common Causes of Poor Eyesight?

Not all of us are born with poor eyesight. In fact, most of us are very fortunate to have good vision. However, we tend to neglect our eyes, which can cause impaired vision. We just take these things for granted. But when vision becomes blurry and fuzzy, we question why. We forget that it was our by own doing that [...]

What Are the Common Causes of Poor Eyesight?2021-05-25T22:11:59+00:00
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National Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) Month

Macular degeneration - also known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD - is the leading cause of vision loss among older Americans. This February, Eye Care Professionals is promoting awareness of this condition by providing readers with information about symptoms, risk factors, and treatment plans. If you've been recently diagnosed with macular degeneration, are worried you might have macular degeneration, [...]

National Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) Month2021-05-25T22:12:47+00:00
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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, an awareness month created by the National Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This March, Eye Care Professionals is celebrating National Nutrition Month by highlighting some food – and recipes – that can keep your eyes healthy. 1. Kale Dark, leafy greens like kale and spinach are filled with antioxidants, which have been found to reduce [...]

March is National Nutrition Month2021-05-25T22:15:11+00:00
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Happy Healthy Vision Month!

Did you know that most vision problems are preventable? Every May, the National Eye Institute (NEI) celebrates Healthy Vision Month, an awareness campaign designed to encourage healthy, sight-saving habits. This year, NEI is focusing on young adults between the ages 25 to 35. While people in this age group typically have healthy vision, it’s important to promote good habits early [...]

Happy Healthy Vision Month!2021-05-25T22:16:03+00:00
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Your Eye Exams Could Save Your Life!

Most Americans only visit the eye doctor when they notice changes in their vision. Not a bad plan, right? Although it’s always important to see a doctor if you notice a difference in your health, you might want to visit your eye doctor even if you don’t think anything is wrong. This is because comprehensive eye exams can help doctors [...]

Your Eye Exams Could Save Your Life!2021-05-25T22:16:28+00:00
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Five New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Vision

It’s a new year! Have you figured out your resolutions yet? Below, we’ve listed five New Year's resolutions you can follow for healthy vision. Which of these can you see yourself accomplishing in the new year? 1. Wear sunglasses for healthy vision Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion accessory – they’re also an important way to protect your eyes from the [...]

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Healthy Vision2021-05-25T22:18:07+00:00
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Five Eye-Healthy Thanksgiving Foods

If you’re looking to cook a healthy Thanksgiving meal, look no further. Below, Eye Care Professionals has outlined five eye-healthy foods – and over a dozen dishes – you can cook this Thanksgiving to benefit your vision. Cauliflower Cauliflower is packed with vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that tends to be abundant in fruits and vegetables. Numerous studies have found [...]

Five Eye-Healthy Thanksgiving Foods2021-05-25T22:19:49+00:00
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