What Are Cataracts?

April 12, 2021

Inside our eyes, we have a natural lens. The lens bends (refracts) light rays that come into the eye to help us see. The lens should be clear, like the top …

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Are Blue Light-Blocking Glasses Worth It?

March 10, 2021

Eyeglasses that claim to filter out blue light from computers, smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly popular. Ads for these glasses claim overexposure to blue light can cause a number of problems, …

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What Is Macular Degeneration?

February 3, 2021

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. With AMD you lose your central vision. You cannot …

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What Is Glaucoma?

January 8, 2021

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in …

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Holiday Gift and Toy Safety Checklist

December 7, 2020

Children’s eyes are easily injured by toys The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges parents to avoid buying toys that can cause serious eye injuries, even blindness. According to the U.S. Consumer Product …

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