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Eye Exam and Vision Testing Basics

Getting an eye exam is an important part of staying healthy. But do you know when you and your family members should get eye exams? Do you know what a complete eye exam should cover?  Get the right exam at the right time and ensure your vision lasts a lifetime. When Should You Have an Eye Exam? Childhood vision screening …

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How To Manage a Dry Eye Disease Flare-up

If you’re one of the 16 million Americans diagnosed with dry eye disease, you’re no stranger to the burning and watering that comes with this chronic eye condition. Finding the right combination of treatments and lifestyle changes that relieve symptoms can take a lot of time and effort. So, it’s especially frustrating for those who have found relief to later experience …

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What Is Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a problem with your retina. It happens when a part of the retina called the macula is damaged. In this article: The two types of AMD Who is at risk for AMD? AMD diagnosis AMD treatment Making the most of the vision you have Test your vision with the Amsler grid With AMD you …

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. More than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there …

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How To Stop Eye Twitching

Why is my eyelid twitching? If you have ever had an eyelid twitch for an extended period of time, you know how annoying it is. An eyelid twitch (or tic) is when you have a spasm or slight movement of your upper or lower eyelid. It comes on suddenly, and can last for a minute, hours, days …

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20 Ways Aging Changes Your Eyes

A recent survey found two out of three Americans falsely believe vision loss is inevitable as we age. Sure, aging can affect your eyes — but vision loss is not the norm. For 2020: Year of the Eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology presents 20 common changes to vision and eye health that aging adults should watch for, …

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What Are Dilating Eye Drops?

Your pupils are the round, black openings at the center of your iris (the colored part of your eye). Your iris opens and closes the pupil to allow more or less light into the eye. For your eye doctor to look inside your eyes, your pupils must be dilated (widened). Dilating eye drops enlarge your pupils and keep them …

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Buying Sunglasses? Read This First

Nation’s ophthalmologists on what consumers need to know about UV protection for the eyes SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Not all sunglasses are created equal. While the choices are endless, there’s only one thing that tops all sunglass considerations and it has nothing to do with price or brand names. It’s all about the UV protection. The American Academy …

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