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Low Vision Modifications: 7 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

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A happy home life should be something everyone enjoys, including people with vision issues. The National Eye Institute reports today, there are 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older who are visually impaired. By 2030, the number is projected to reach 7.2 million, with 5 million people who are expected to have low vision. Low vision is a visual impairment

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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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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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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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5 Reasons Eyelids Hurt: Causes and Treatment of Eyelid Soreness

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Researching the potential causes of eyelid pain and how to treat it is a good place to start, but if irritation, pain, discharge, inflammation, and spasms in one or more eyelids persist, it could be a sign of a serious condition. Whenever you have a change in your vision or eyes, consult your eye doctor to diagnose the condition. Left

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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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