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National Women’s Eye Health Month

This month is for the ladies. April is dedicated to women’s eye health month, which is important because when it comes to eye health, gender may play a major role. Women, on average, are more likely to experience health problems related to their eyes than men–it has been estimated that two-thirds of all documented visual […]


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Healthy Eating, Healthy Eyes

Growing up, your parents probably told you to eat carrots to improve your eye health. You probably now tell your own children to finish their carrots in order to have better eyesight. And while carrots do help keep your eyes healthy, there are a number of other foods that can help preserve your vision as […]


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Leave These Eye-damaging Bad Habits in 2016

Each New Year brings the admirable and highly anticipated annual list of resolutions. Whether it be eating healthier, striving to actually use your gym membership, or even to simply finish that Netflix series you started 6 months ago, we are all guilty of promising ourselves a certain degree of self-improvement with the start of a […]


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Diabetic Eye Disease Month: What You Need to Know

3.6 million Americans, ages 40 and older, suffer from diabetic retinopathy, a devastating disease that leads to impairment or loss of vision, even blindness. What’s really frightening? Many patients don’t realize they have the disease until it is too late and their vision has already deteriorated. November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Month and we […]


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The Dangers of Halloween Contacts

Wearing costume contact lenses with your Halloween costume can be a real scream on Trick-or-Treat night or at your next party. But the scare factor from non-prescription contact lenses is all too real. Millions of people will buy non-medical contact lenses this month and the chemical exposure from these lenses along with the poor fit […]


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Eye Injury Prevention Month

Every year, nearly 2.5 million people suffer eye injuries in the United States, and nearly one million of those injured suffer some degree of vision loss. Many of these injuries could be prevented by wearing protective eyewear. Every year, we have patients coming into our office with scratched corneas and vision loss from everyday indoor […]


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Wear Contacts Correctly or Suffer the Consequences

We love our contact lenses. They save us from the nuisance of wearing bulky glasses and allow us to enjoy the appearance of freedom from eye-wear. But did you know that your contact lenses need just as much care as your eyes? We all know that taking care of your lenses can sometimes be a […]


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Keeping Kids’ Eyes Healthy for the Future

As parents, we know the importance of annual visits to the pediatrician for our children. But did you know that annual eye exams are just as important? Staring up at whiteboards covered in math problems and reading schoolbooks for hours at a time is tiring for most children, but it’s incredibly difficult for a child […]


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Dangers of False Eyelashes

Large, luscious eyelashes are all the rage. We see celebrities sporting them on every red carpet, and even non-movie stars have begun wearing them daily. But did you know they pose serious health risks to your eyes? As the false eyelash trend becomes more and more popular, ophthalmologists are seeing a rise in patients with […]


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Everything You Need to Know About Cataracts

Cataracts will affect the majority of us as we age, so it is important to know and be able to recognize the symptoms of cataracts. This condition is the leading cause of vision loss for people over 40, and is also the leading cause of blindness worldwide. There are over 22 million Americans who are […]


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