Category: Vision

Be Kind to Your Eyes

March is Save Your Vision Month.  When reading or using a computer, look at least 10 feet away for at least 10 seconds every 10 minutes (the 10-10-10 rule). Feast on foods that may reduce eye disease risk, including almonds and...

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What You Can Do to Protect Your Vision

Since prevention is an option, detection is the leading way to prevent pronounced vision loss. The earlier elevated eye pressures are detected, the better the visual outcome. For people who don’t have glaucoma, scheduling...

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Improving Night Vision

Our eyes become more sensitive to glare as we age. Skip unproven remedies such as bilberry extract. Instead, keep your glasses and your car’s windshield clean. Use high beams when you can, and to avoid being dazzled by...

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the main cause of severe vision loss in older people.   Here are 6 preventive tips: Don’t smoke Wear sunglasses Eat kale and spinach Exercise Eat fish and nuts Keep your weight down to avoid...

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs when pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve. Symptoms normally don’t appear until the disease’s later stages, and can include a loss of peripheral vision or blind spots. Risk factors include...

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AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration)

AMD is the most common cause of vision loss for Americans 65 and older. Both forms of AMD-wet or dry-are caused by damage to the eye’s macula, a small area at the center of the retina. Symptoms include a gray, hazy or...

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the inability to focus clearly on nearby objects or small print. It occurs when the lens of the eye thickens and become more rigid, and it usually becomes noticeable around age 40. Drugstore reading glasses or...

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Floaters (In Eyes)

Floaters are tiny black spots, lines or other shapes that drift across your field of vision. They are actually particles floating in the eyeball’s fluid. Floaters are not treatable, but rarely indicate a serious problem if...

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