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July is UV Safety Month—Celebrate by Protecting Your Eyes

July is UV Safety Month—Celebrate by Protecting Your Eyes

While the sun provides us with many benefits and supports our life, its ultraviolet rays can be harmful and damaging to our bodies, primarily our skin and eyes. Over time, exposure to two types of UV rays can lead to macular degeneration and some kinds of cataracts, both of which affect your vision. UV-A rays […]


June is Cataract Awareness Month

“Seeing is believing.” “See you later!” “Oh, I see now.” Our eyes are such a critical part of our everyday lives that we often take for granted. Sure, touch, smell, taste, and hearing are great, but where would we be without our ability to see? With June being cataract awareness month, let’s take a minute […]



Astigmatism: It’s Simpler Than it Sounds

Astigmatism: It’s Simpler Than it Sounds

In the medical field, sometimes it feels like the more confusing the word is, the simpler the condition. For example, you most definitely suffered from sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia at some point in your childhood, though your friends called it something different. Astigmatism is just like that. Despite the confusing name, it really just means your eye […]


How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Eyes

How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Eyes

The spring season is notorious for causing some people a lot of misery. Itchy, watery, and painful eyes can make the prettiest time of year the most dreadful. However, there is good news for those of you who suffer from seasonal allergies- relief is possible. Why You’re Eyes Hate Spring If your eyes overreact when […]


Kitchen Eye Safety Tips

Kitchen Eye Safety Tips

Imagine this scene: You are in the kitchen preparing a delicious surprise dinner for your spouse. You start off by chopping up some peppers and throwing them into a pan with some oil to sauté them. As the pan sizzles, a rogue pop sends a drop of hot oil straight towards your eye! Out of […]


Common Vision Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Common Vision Myths: Fact or Fiction?

Of all our senses, we probably rely on our eyesight the most for nearly everything. In everyone’s desperate attempts to prevent aging or eye degeneration, you may have come across advice from family and friends on how to keep your eyes healthy. Some of this advice may be true, but oftentimes, if you did not […]


Common Contact Lens Mistakes

Common Contact Lens Mistakes

It’s more common than you might think for contact lens wearers to make mistakes when it comes to caring for their eyes. While these mistakes may seem insignificant, they can have serious repercussions. One contact lens wearer tragically ended up blind after wearing her contact lenses for six months straight. The amoeba Acanthamoeba Keratitis began […]


Five eye health approved foods for your holiday feast

Five eye health approved foods for your holiday feast

Eye health is one of those things that many of us don’t really think about while planning your holiday feast. But since just about everything in our life relies on having accurate vision, it’s safe to say that eating eye health-focused foods should be a priority. Yet that brings the question, what foods actually support […]


What Exactly Are Tears

What Exactly Are Tears?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you cry? Or, what your tears are made up of? Tears are salty fluids made up of mucus, oil and water. They flow down the surface of the eye and across the face. Tear production is not necessarily a result of crying or of emotional distress. Tears also […]


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