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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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Why the FDA Pulled Online Vision Testing

Why the FDA Pulled Online Vision Testing

The internet provides fantastic access to information and professionals—just think about all of the things you can learn through watching YouTube videos alone! Technology’s many uses to promote human health—information sharing, video conferencing and...

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Ways to Protect Students Vision

Ways to Protect Students Vision

5 Ways to Protect Your Student’s Vision This School Year Kids all over the country are back to school, burying their noses in computers and books in pursuit of the knowledge necessary to succeed in school and in life. The connection between good vision and...

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Student Athletes Back to Sports

Student Athletes Back to Sports

Are Your Student Athlete’s Eyes In Top Shape for the Season? Fall is in the air! If you haven’t already had your first pumpkin spice latte or seen your first football game—what’re you waiting for? Now that the school year is in session, for...

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17 Visual Skills Kids Need to Succeed

17 Visual Skills Kids Need to Succeed

The 17 Visual Skills Kids (and Adults) Need to Succeed in Life Back-to-school season is an ideal time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam for your children. Why? Because it’s critical to ensure that they’re seeing their absolute best and that all aspects...

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