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How Playtime Can Aid Your Child’s Visual Development

How Playtime Can Aid Your Child’s Visual Development

Playtime can help stimulate and sharpen your child's vision skills. In this post, eye care specialist Spectrum Eye Care discusses how playtime can contribute to your child’s visual development. We also recommend a few toys and games for every stage of development....

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How Leafy Greens Can Boost Your Eye Health

How Leafy Greens Can Boost Your Eye Health

It’s no secret that green leafy vegetables have many health benefits to offer--but did you know they're particularly good for your eyes? Green veggies are excellent sources of lutein and zeaxanthin, potent antioxidants that help with vision. Spectrum Eye Care, a...

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How Can a Concussion Affect Your Vision?

How Can a Concussion Affect Your Vision?

Various vision problems can result from a head injury or concussion. According to studies, eye issues may affect 69 percent to 82 percent of concussed patients, no matter their age.  Read on to learn the possible side effects of a concussion to your vision from a...

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Common Myths Surrounding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Common Myths Surrounding Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss worldwide, occurs due to the deterioration of the retina. This eye condition usually affects individuals over the age of 50. While there is no cure for AMD, an optometrist can help you manage the...

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Lifestyle and Diet Tips for Preventing Cataracts

Lifestyle and Diet Tips for Preventing Cataracts

Millions of Americans suffer from cataracts, which are cloudy spots on the lens of the eye that can cause vision changes. Patients with cataracts often experience fuzzy vision and glare sensitivity. Fortunately, making certain changes in your lifestyle and diet can...

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What You Need to Know About Myopia Control

What You Need to Know About Myopia Control

Myopia, also known as nearsightedness, is a vision condition that causes difficulty seeing objects at a distance. When the eyeball is too long or the cornea is too curved, the light entering the eye isn’t focused properly, and faraway objects appear blurred. Myopia...

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What to Expect During an Eye Exam

What to Expect During an Eye Exam

Eye care specialists encourage patients to undergo regular comprehensive eye exams. These medical eye exams are totally different from the routine vision exams that you might undergo at your annual well check with your family doctor. To give you a better idea of how...

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How to Minimize Eye Strain

How to Minimize Eye Strain

If your work involves using a computer, tablet or mobile phone on a daily basis, you have probably experienced eye strain at some point. Digital eye strain, or computer vision syndrome, refers to eye- and vision-related problems caused by prolonged exposure to digital...

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4 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

4 Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Taking care of your visual health should always be a priority. Regular visits to your eye doctor can help detect problems that, if ignored, could compromise your eyesight. Scheduling an eye exam with your local eye care specialist is imperative if you begin...

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Diabetes and Your Eyes

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, an ideal time to take a deeper dive into the disease we hear so much about. As eye care professionals, one of our areas of concern is that uncontrolled diabetes can affect your vision, and is a leading cause of...

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The Real Meaning of 20/20 Vision

The Real Meaning of 20/20 Vision

You may have heard the term “20/20 vision” during one of your eye exams. It is something your eye doctor may congratulate you for if you are found to have it. But what does it actually mean? Spectrum Eye Care takes a closer look. The Snellen Chart To better understand...

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What’s Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

What’s Included in a Comprehensive Eye Exam?

The US Food and Drug Administration recently pulled online vision testing, because that method of vision test doesn’t provide the comprehensive eye health care necessary to keep individuals seeing their best now and for years to come. In fact, online vision...

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