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How Can Astigmatism Be Corrected?

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Treating Astigmatism with Eyewear, Contacts and Surgery The American Optometric Association says that most people have some degree of astigmatism. This condition may be present from birth or develop later in life, and it can increase or decrease over time. Astigmatism is defined as unequal curvatures in the shape of the cornea or lens. The cornea and lens focus light

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Understanding Glaucoma Test Results: What do They Mean?

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One of the leading causes of blindness is a condition with no noticeable symptoms, which makes regular exams and tests absolutely vital. Glaucoma has little to no early symptoms, it progresses gradually and can cause irreversible damage to the optic nerve that could lead to vision loss. Anyone over the age of 60, who is of African descent and over

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Chronic Dry Eye Causes and Treatments

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Dry eye syndrome, also simply known as dry eyes, is a chronic condition affecting 4.91 million Americans 50 years and older. Reports estimate that millions of younger people are also affected but have less severe symptoms that are mostly episodic. While exact numbers for the prevalence of chronic dry eye among the younger population are difficult to pinpoint, dry eye can

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Photophobia: Why are Your Eyes Sensitive to Light?

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Light sensitivity, also called photophobia, is a common condition that leads people to experience discomfort or eye pain caused by light exposure. The fact that people experience light sensitivity at all is interesting, considering the role light plays in our ability to see: light is at the center of a multi-step process that involves many different parts of the eye.

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LASIK Surgery vs Refractive Lens Exchange: Which One Is Better for Me?

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Is your eyesight perfect? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, a recent study by medical journal The Lancet found that 36 million people in the world are blind, and 216 million people have moderate to severe visual impairment. Another 188 million people have mild visual impairment. The good news: You don’t have to live with a condition like nearsightedness

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Dry Eyes at Night: How to Keep Night Dryness Under Control

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Dry eyes can put a damper on your day. The itch, irritation and the gritty feelings are distracting, and irritation can get so bad as the day draws on, that it can border on painful. If you’ve suffered from regular or seasonal eye dryness, you may have noticed that the irritation worsens throughout the day and peaks at night. Your

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Recovery After Cataract Surgery: How to Prepare, What to Expect

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Pre-operative preparations for cataract surgery are only half the story, it is important to also understand and plan for the recovery process after surgery. While diligence is required during post-cataract surgery recovery, the recovery time after surgery is nothing compared to the lifetime of good vision ahead of you. And if you know what to expect after cataract surgery, you

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What Causes Red Eyes in Photos?

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    Why Eyes Look Red in Photos, and What You Can Do Whether they show up in a cherished moment or in a random snap during a night on the town, red eyes can ruin otherwise frame-worthy photographs. In this article, we’ll explore the red eye phenomenon and how to prevent (and correct) red eyes in photos so you

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Early Signs of Cataracts to Look For

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  Cataracts is the leading cause of vision impairment, especially in seniors. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, cataracts affect approximately 25 million Americans age 40 and older. And by age 75, approximately half of all Americans have cataracts. In older adults, the eye’s crystalline lens yellows and begins to harden, resulting in blurry vision, dull color perception, and

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Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Vision Naturally

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Better Vision Through Healthy Habits, Smart Choices Do you wish you could see better? You’re not alone. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, nearly 24 million American adults reported experiencing vision loss in 2015. In other words, there are a lot of people who’d like to improve their eyesight—and like you, many are looking for natural ways to

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