Advanced Technology Lenses: Cataract Surgery Options

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If you’re like most U.S. citizens, cataracts is something you’ll have to deal with during your lifetime. The National Institutes of Health says that by the age of 80, more than half of Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Fortunately for those who are or will be afflicted with this condition, there are advanced cataract treatments

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7 Facts About Vision Loss Due to Diabetes

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Diabetes is a common cause of vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts. In fact, diabetics are 40% more likely to have glaucoma, and 60% more likely to have cataracts, per the American Diabetes Association. If left unchecked, vision loss due to diabetes is irreversible. The National Eye Institute (NEI), however, states that early detection and treatment can

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8 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon before LASIK Treatment

8 Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before LASIK Treatment


If your vision is affecting the quality of your life or your ability to fulfill work responsibilities, you may have already considered LASIK laser eye surgery. This advanced procedure was approved in the U.S. in 1999, allowing thousands of individuals to enjoy a marked improvement in eyesight, their ability to perform work along with an improvement to the quality of

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How to protect your eyes during a solar eclipse

How to Protect Your Eyes During a Solar Eclipse

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There’s a ton of buzz about the upcoming total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, and for good reason: It will be the first total solar eclipse to travel across the North American sky in nearly 100 years, and one of only a few in the next 100 that will even be visible from the United States. Because it’s so rare,

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How Can Smoking Harm Your Vision?

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If you’re a smoker, you no doubt know many of the risks – cancer, cardiovascular disease, emphysema among them. You want to quit; maybe you’ve even tried, multiple times. If you’re reading this article, we hope that learning about how smoking affects your vision will give you a little extra motivation to quit. Just as it adds risk factors to

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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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