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23 Answers to Your Cataract Surgery Questions

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By age 80, more than half of U.S. citizens have cataracts, according to Prevent Blindness America. Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye. Early signs include cloudy vision, difficulty seeing at night, light sensitivity and seeing excessive glare. As the condition progresses, eyesight in the affected eye will be impaired.   If you think you have a cataract

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Is It Possible to Reverse Cataracts Without Surgery?

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Cataracts are a common eye issue as we age. According to the National Eye Institute, by age 65, around a quarter of people develop the clouding of the eye’s natural lens known as cataracts. The likelihood increases with each decade of life, starting at around age 40. By age 80, the prevalence increases to more than 50%. If you have

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How to Keep Your Eyes Healthy While Traveling

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Before we travel we do things like loading up on vitamin C so we don’t get sick, but we don’t always think about our eyes while traveling. Here’s what you should do to care for your eyes before and during travel. 5 Travel Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy 1. Pack accordingly Pack the following: Lubricating eye drops: Consider packing

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4 Ways to Tell That You Need an Eye Exam

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Even if your eyes feel perfectly fine, there could be problems lurking. Sight-threatening eye diseases like macular degeneration and glaucoma have no obvious symptoms in the early stages. Skipping the eye doctor could lead to bigger problems down the line. An eye doctor visit could even alert you to other health issues, like high blood pressure or diabetes. An eye

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Does Insurance Cover LASIK?

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Whether you’ve received your ophthalmologist’s recommendation that LASIK is right for you or you’re just curious about the procedure, you probably have questions about costs and financing, too. Does insurance cover LASIK?  Are there alternate ways to pay for your procedure — without breaking the bank? We have the answers. Will Insurance Pay for LASIK? Because LASIK is considered an

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Resources for College Students with Visual Impairments

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If you’re a college student, you’re in a situation that’s filled with unknowns, high expectations and continual pressure. It’s natural to experience many highs and lows throughout your academic career, but with planning and self-advocacy, you can experience academic achievement and fulfillment by gathering resources for visually impaired students. This article shares some resources, tools and school services that you

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Vision and Eye Health in Arizona [Infographic]

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According to the World Health Organization, approximately 1.3 billion people suffer from a vision impairment. The majority of these impairments are caused by uncorrected refractive errors, and 80 percent of these cases could have been avoided with the right intervention. Visual function loss not only affects quality of life, mobility and independence, but researchers have found that it’s associated with

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Eyesight and Driving: 4 Things You Need to Know as You Age

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Driving when you’re in your 40’s and beyond isn’t like getting behind the wheel as a teenager. Aging has a tremendous effect on crucial safe driving requirements, like strong vision. Vision decline may happen gradually, and can produce dangerous consequences on the road. In 2017, the number of car crashes on Arizona roads increased for the fifth year in a

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Are You Overusing Eye Drops?

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If you find yourself constantly reaching for your eye drops, it may be time to start looking into the bigger problem: Why do you need them so often? They’re a quick and gratifying fix to itchy or irritated eyes, but they don’t address what might be causing the irritation to begin with. Signs You’re Overusing Eye Drops The American College

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Why You Keep Seeing Spots

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Noticeable changes in your vision should always be taken seriously. If a clear field of vision is suddenly littered with spots or a variety of shapes, you should consult your eye doctor immediately. In some cases, the spots could be harmless and a symptom of age, but there are times when these are symptoms of more dangerous conditions and you

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