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Diabetic Eye Disease 101

Diabetes increases the risk of multiple eye diseases, many of which can lead to permanent vision loss. Oftentimes, there are no early symptoms for these conditions, making it essential for people with diabetes to receive regular comprehensive eye examinations. What causes diabetic eye disease? When a person’s blood glucose levels remain too high for too long, the tiny blood vessels [...]

Diabetic Eye Disease 1012021-03-16T22:29:59+00:00
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Signs and Symptoms Associated with Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease

Eye Care Professionals encourages individuals to watch for the signs and symptoms associated with diabetes and diabetic eye disease. What are some common diabetes symptoms? Diabetes is a surprisingly common disorder, affecting 9.4 percent of the US population. As people get older, their likelihood of developing the disorder increases. Researchers estimate that one quarter (25.2 percent) of Americans over the [...]

Signs and Symptoms Associated with Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease2021-03-16T22:18:44+00:00
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Common Questions About Vision

When it comes to preserving your vision, there are myths and there are facts. In this article, we’ll distinguish which is which, starting off with carrots. Carrots and other "Rabbit Food" According to popular myth, eating this rabbit food will enhance your vision. Is that true? Well, it’s not entirely false. Rich in vitamin A, carrots are good for your [...]

Common Questions About Vision2021-03-15T23:07:21+00:00
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Dealing With Eye Twitching

Wondering what causes your eyes to twitch involuntary? In most cases, the twitching only affects the upper eyelid, which you can’t stop. The eyelid movement generally lasts for seconds. According to experts, eye twitching is usually caused by stress, fatigue and caffeine consumption. Tobacco use and sleep deprivation can also result in this condition. Eye twitching is generally harmless and [...]

Dealing With Eye Twitching2021-03-15T22:54:16+00:00
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Are You Suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?

Having double vision after staring too long at your computer screen? You might just be having symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS). CVS is a group of symptoms resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer display for prolonged periods of time, aggravated by poor work environment and habits. Symptoms include dry eye, eyestrain, decreased tolerance to light, blurred or [...]

Are You Suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome?2021-03-15T22:41:27+00:00

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness

What is Macular Degeneration? Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 50 and older. It is also known as macular degeneration, AMD, or ARMD. The macula is the small, central area of the retina responsible for visual acuity, or seeing clearly. In macular degeneration, this region is damaged, resulting in blurry, distorted vision. Age-related [...]

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness2021-03-15T22:28:19+00:00
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