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What Your Eye Color Says about You

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Thousands of verses have been written about the most expressive of human features – the eyes. Nineteenth-century writer and poetess Charlotte Bronte said eyes were the faithful interpreter of the soul; author Anne Sexton once wrote, “I like you, your eyes are full of language.” Poker players rely on visual cues, including whether opposing players shift their gaze, to determine

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Office Lighting Tips to Reduce Eye Strain

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The statistics on eye strain related to office lighting is alarming. The American Optometric Association notes that Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) causes more than 10 million visits to the eye doctor annually. Of those complaints, computer eyestrain is named the most often. Vision symptoms can include eye fatigue, eye strain, irritation, itching or burning, blurry vision, and dry eyes or

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11 Eyewear Tips for Outdoor Lovers

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Maybe you’re a hiker, taking advantage of longer daylight hours to climb the trails you know so well. Or you’re a golfer exploring new courses, a swimmer enjoying the backyard pool or a gardener putting in this year’s perennials. You could even be a person whose love for the outdoors is best expressed by sipping cocktails on the deck! No

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10 Sightseeing Destinations in Northern Arizona

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As temperatures soar in the Valley of the Sun, a trek to the northern, cooler part of our state may be on your mind. Fortunately, there are more reasons to pack up the car than lower temps – especially if you’re into hiking, archeological sites, trendy boutiques and wineries or unique, historical locales, there are diverse northern Arizona activities to

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Buyer’s Guide to Sunglasses

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If there ever was a place where owning a pair of sunglasses was a requirement, look no further than Phoenix, Arizona. With nearly 4,000 hours of abundant annual sunshine (there are 8,760 hours in a year), having quality shades will come in handy most days. Now you need to find just the right pair. There are a lot of choices

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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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