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What Does the Arizona Sun Do to Your Eyes?

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The Grand Canyon State produces a lot of welcomed sunshine each summer. In fact, Valley residents see almost 4,000 hours of sunshine every year — that’s a lot of potentially harmful UV rays on your skin and eyes! While seeking refuge in the shade is a smart option for skin, how can you protect your vision? Your eye health is

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10 Top Spring Events in AZ

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When spring arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Arizonans bring out their new sunglasses, apply sunscreen and rush outdoors to take in the beauty of the season. In addition to the beautiful weather, it’s time to enjoy the many spring Arizona festivals! Whether you look for entertainment, culinary excellence or arts in your spring events in AZ, there’s plenty

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How Baseball Players See a Fastball

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Each spring heralds the return of baseball with die-hard fans flocking from near and far to Phoenix-area spring training fields to share a fun afternoon while soaking in some sun. Although 6-4-3 double plays and all-round good hitting is exciting to watch, great pitching is even more admired. Major League pitchers have an arsenal of weapons – the curveball, change-up

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What is Keratoconus?

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Keratoconus is a progressive condition of the eye in which the front of the eye changes shape, resembling a cone. To understand, it helps to know a little about your corneas. Corneasare the transparent membranes in the front of your eyes, and they typically are round, like a ball. When light enters your corneas, it moves through your pupils and

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Are Scheduled Eye Exams Required After Getting LASIK?

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Follow-up eye exams are part of recovery from LASIK surgery. Your LASIK physician will assess your recovery 24 to 48 hours post-surgery. At this appointment, they’ll perform a vision test, access the healing process, and address any questions or concerns you may have. One-week, one-month, three-month, six-month, 12-month, and other periodic appointments should be scheduled with your LASIK surgeon, or

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Can I Get LASIK Surgery If I’m Pregnant?

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You’re interested in having LASIK surgery, but you’re expecting a baby (or hoping to be pregnant soon). Can you have the surgery safely during pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding? What do the professionals recommend? Your body undergoes tremendous hormonal changes during pregnancy. Let’s look at how those changes affect your eyes. Hormones, tears, water retention and your eyes When

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Causes, Treatments and Symptoms of Cataracts

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One of the ironies about cataract symptoms is that they develop so slowly – over years, in most cases – and they can be hard to detect. The time when most people learn just how much their cataracts had affected their vision is after surgery, when yellowed tones become white again and what looked like muted colors or blurry details

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3 Treatment Options for Nearsightedness

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Nearsightedness, also called myopia, impacts more than 30-40 percent of the U.S. population. It’s a refractive error that occurs when light rays focus on the front of the retina (back of the eye) causing distance objects to be blurry. Do you sometimes wonder what the best options are for treatment of nearsightedness? Let’s take a look at the most common

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10 Common Eye Care Misconceptions

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Did your parents make you move away from the television when you were young because they thought sitting too close would hurt your eyes? Did you eat carrots thinking it would improve your eyesight? Have you ever worried that if you cross your eyes for too long, they could really stay that way? These classic questions have one thing in

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LASIK Technology: Topography Guided Corrective Eye Surgery

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Just as Xerox is synonymous to any photocopier machine, LASIK has become a household name for any type of laser eye treatment, though that’s not accurate. Since the first laser vision treatment was performed in 1988 through photorefractive keratectomy or PRK (a predecessor of today’s LASIK), laser eye treatment technology has significantly evolved and continues to improve. With these improvements,

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