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The Sun, UV Light and Your Eyes

Summertime often means long hours in the sun. Most of us remember to protect our skin by applying sunblock, but don’t forget that your eyes need protection as well. It is important to start wearing proper eye protection at an early age to shield your eyes from years of ultraviolet exposure. “UV radiation, whether from natural […]

  • Posted on: Jun 23 2020
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8 Things You Might Not Know About Cataracts

1. There’s more than one type of cataract formation. The most common type of cataract (found in people over age 40) forms mainly in the center of your eye’s lens. This called a nuclear cataract. Another type of cataract is called a cortical cataract. This wedge-shaped cataract develops at the edge of the lens instead of the […]

  • Posted on: May 22 2020
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Home Eye Test for Children and Adults

It is possible to do some basic testing of your vision and the vision of your family members and friends at home. Home eye testing is not a substitute for a complete medical eye examination by an ophthalmologist. Testing your vision at home will not be as accurate as what your ophthalmologist can do. But […]

  • Posted on: Apr 10 2020
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Eye Injuries at Home

You might think that the family home is a fairly unthreatening setting. And responses to a recent public survey commissioned by the American Academy of Ophthalmology show that people generally agree. Less than half of survey respondents mentioned the home — especially the yard or garage — as the most common site of serious eye […]

  • Posted on: Apr 1 2020
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Prevent Infection With Proper Contact Lens Care

These are some contact lens care tips to keep in mind: Wash your hands with soap and water and dry them with a lint-free towel before handling your contacts. Minimize contact with water. Remove lenses before showering, swimming or entering a hot tub. Do not rinse or store your contacts in water (tap or sterile water). Do […]

  • Posted on: Mar 16 2020
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Surprising Ties Between Coronavirus and the Eyes

Experts say guarding your eyes — as well as your hands and mouth — can slow the spread of coronavirus. Here’s why the eyes are so important in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, and five ways you can help. Coronavirus can spread through the eyes Coronavirus causes mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms such as […]

  • Posted on: Mar 13 2020
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Preventing Workplace Eye Injuries

The personal and economic toll of eye injuries at work is alarming. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20,000 eye injuries occur in the workplace each year. Injuries on the job often require one or more missed work days for recovery. In fact, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that workplace eye injuries cost an […]

  • Posted on: Mar 12 2020
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Protect Your Eyes From Too Much Screen Time

A recent study found that the average office worker spends 1,700 hours per year in front of a computer screen. And that doesn’t include our addiction to phones and other digital devices. All this screen time has led to an increase in complaints of eye strain, dry eye, headaches and insomnia. During Workplace Eye Wellness Month in March, Peninsula Eyecare […]

  • Posted on: Mar 2 2020
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7 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Peninsula Eyecare Medical Associates and the American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to get the facts on the most common cause of blindness. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of blindness over age 50, affecting about 2.1 million people nationwide. Early diagnosis and treatment are the keys to preventing vision […]

  • Posted on: Feb 20 2020
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