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11 Health Risks That Comprehensive Eye Exams Can Detect

When is the last time you had a comprehensive eye exam? If it's been more than a few years now, you are overdue and should schedule an appointment in the near future.  According to the American Optometric Association, American adults should have eye exams done at least once every two years. And those who are at risk for certain eye conditions should have them done even more often than that. During a comprehensive eye exam, an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist will test your eyesight through the use of a refraction eye exam. But they'll also perform many other tests that could detect certain health conditions that you might not be aware of. You might actually be surprised by how many health risks an optometrist can find during a comprehensive eye exam. Check out 11 of the most common health risks that an Ophthalmologist or Optometrist can spot while performing a comprehensive eye exam.

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February 11, 2020

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Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed? All You Need to Know

Both types of Diabetes mellitus are often associated with other serious health concerns. These comorbid conditions can take the form of nerve damage, wounds that won't heal, and organ failure, just to name a few. They're also present more often than not — a recent study found that of type II diabetic adults, 97.5% have one or more comorbid disease and 88.5% had two or more. One comorbid condition that fewer people are familiar with is diabetic eye damage, known as retinopathy. Left untreated, this condition can progress into partial or total blindness. Can diabetic retinopathy be reversed, and how does it affect your vision and eye health long-term? If you're wondering if there's hope for your diabetic vision loss, read on for the answers to those questions and more.

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January 31, 2020

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How Long Does it Take for Your Vision to Clear Up After Cataract Surgery?

Many patients who go into cataract surgery for the first time are nervous. Among other anxieties, they wonder how long does it take for their vision to clear up after cataract surgery.  Yes, someone's vision will seem very clear following the surgery. This is because it's so much better once the clouded natural lens of the eye has been replaced by a clear synthetic lens. The best vision probably won't show up for a while, though. This article will discuss what cataract surgery accomplishes for most patients and how long complete vision restoration takes.

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January 17, 2020

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The 3 Most Common Types of Cataracts

Cataracts are the clouds that form in the lens of the eye. Knowing what a cataract is, the types and treatments can help you to avoid vision loss and even blindness. If you suspect you may be suffering from cataracts, it's essential to get correctly diagnosed and treated to save your vision.  The National Eye Institute has forecasted that by 2050, the number of people with cataracts is set to double from 24.4 million to about 50 million. 

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December 31, 2019

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Are Non-Prescription Contacts Safe to Wear?.

Roughly 45 million people in the United States wear contact lenses on a regular basis.  Contact lenses are medical devices that most people use to correct their vision. Truthfully, however, contact lenses can also be used to change the way that your eye looks even if your vision is perfect. Colored contacts are a great thing for people to use if they want to change the way that their eyes look. It can impact the entire appearance of your face. If you are interested in how safe colored contacts are and whether or not you may want to try them, keep reading to learn more.

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December 12, 2019

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10 Benefits of Blepharoplasty

  Appearance may be a higher priority for some people than others. Regardless, though, no one wants to look older or run-down. Unfortunately, that's what happens when the skin above your upper eyelid sags and droops. If you're considering upper eyelid surgery to address it, there are plenty of benefits you stand to gain.

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November 27, 2019

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Seeking Dry Eye Relief: Could Dry Eye Syndrome Be Genetic?

Did you know that 6.8% of the adults in the United States are seeking dry eye relief? Dry eye is a condition that affect many people, especially those over the age of 75. 

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November 15, 2019

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“I Think I Scratched My Eye”: Treatment for a Corneal Abrasion

Most of the time, when we think, "I think I scratched my eye," what we're referring to is the cornea. While eye injuries that go deeper than the cornea can cause a lot more damage, a scratched cornea, also known as a corneal abrasion, isn't so great, either. Corneas are the clear front surface of the eye, covering the iris and pupil. They are made up of five thin layers that allow light to filter into the eye. They are also remarkably delicate, and it's unsurprising that so many people end up with corneal abrasions. If you can't make it to a doctor right away or don't think a doctor's visit is necessary, there are a few ways that you can treat your corneal abrasion at home. That being said, there are some clear signs that you need to go to a doctor, after all. We've put together some information on corneal abrasion treatment that will help you keep an eye on your scratched cornea! 

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October 30, 2019

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Do Floaters Mean Something is Wrong?

It's no surprise, but did you know that half of Americans don't have the optimal 20/20 vision range? That's right! And for many of these people, it could be hard to see things that are either far or near. Some also have blurred vision due to astigmatism. But farsightedness, nearsightedness, and astigmatism are only three common vision problems. According to experts, as many as two-thirds of US adults suffer from eye or vision concerns. And while many don't consider "eye floaters" as problems, they can, in fact, be a sign of poor eye health. That's because many eye floater causes are serious eye diseases and injuries. What's worse, some of these causes can lead to permanent vision loss. So, what then are the primary causes of those annoying floating specks in your vision? Do they warrant an emergency trip to the Ophthalmologist? We'll answer all these questions in this post, so keep reading to learn all about eye floaters!

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October 7, 2019

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What is a Macular Hole and How Does it Affect Your Vision?

Eight of every 100,000 people will develop a macular hole in their lifetime. That means that almost 30,000 people in America will be affected. Over 70% of those 30,000 will be females and 98% will be over the age of 55. Only 3% of the total number affected will be younger and only 30% will be male. But, what is a macular hole? How does it happen? Are you at risk to develop one? How are they treated? Read on for the answers to these questions and more as we dive into the details of a macular hole and how it affects vision.

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September 30, 2019