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Adults Failing When It Comes To Eye Care Knowledge    
44% of parents are not aware that behavioral problems can be an indication that a child s vision is impaired. American Optometric Association s first American Eye-Q(TM) survey finds parents lack important knowledge about eye health and vision care. As millions of students nationwide head back to school, the American Optometric Association s first American Eye-Q(TM) survey finds parents lack important knowledge about eye health and vision care. While millions of children will start ...Read More
 
Contact Lenses in Presbyopia: Monovision    
Introduction Presbyopia  is a common condition that begins at about age 40 that makes vision at near blurry. Most adults begin to experience difficulty with reading at that time, and this is a part of the aging process, but not in the way most people might think. (For this discussion and article, the term "near" or "nearpoint" means that the book or computer monitor is about 16 to 18 inches (40 to 45 cm) away from the eyes. In a similar way, “di...Read More
 
Tearing and Your Baby     
Most infants who have a blocked tear duct during the first year of their life will get better without any treatment. Babies enter the world with a cry but they do not begin producing tears until about three weeks later. Tears which are necessary for the natural lubrication of the eyes flow through a series of drainage channels that carry the fluid into the nose. Babies who have noticeable watering of the eyes – with tears overflowing from the lids onto the cheeks – probably have...Read More
 
The Importance of Eye Exams    
Remember an eye exam is an essential part of your overall health routine A lot of people make the assumption that good vision means healthy eyes. Whether you have good vision or not this is not always a good indication of when to have an eye exam. Vision and ocular health conditions are not always accompanied by obvious symptoms. Through routine eye examinations your eyecare practitioner can detect early stages of such diseases as diabetes high blood pressure glaucoma cataracts and ret...Read More
 
The Importance of UV Protection    
Every day - whether it is sunny or cloudy and despite the season - we are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Most of the time we don t even realize it since UV radiation is invisible to the eye. However out of vision should not mean out of mind when it comes to UV radiation. Sun can damage your skin in many ways including burning wrinkling skin cancer and premature aging. The sun can be just as nasty on the eyes. Too much unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV)...Read More
 
 
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