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Tips for Better Eye Health

Few things in life are more precious than your eyesight. Protecting your eyes and maintaining good vision is important as we age. So, what can you do to protect your eye health? Following these simple tips will give you the best chance to maintain great vision throughout your life: Eat Well – One of the

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How to Know if you have Dry Eyes

A healthy eye is one that is hydrated by a film of tears. However, those who suffer from dry eyes do not produce enough quality tears to keep the surface of the eye sufficiently moist throughout the day. The result is an irritated eye that may affect vision, and if left untreated, can cause damage

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Uveitis Treatment

When the inside of your eye gets irritated and inflamed, this is called uveitis (pronounced you-vee-EYE-tis). It involves the middle layers of your eye, also called the uveal tract or uvea. It also includes the iris (colored part of your eye), choroid (a thin membrane that contains many blood vessels) and the ciliary body (the

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Lazy Eye Treatments

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eye),

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Is Dry Eye Painful?

Dry eye occurs when the quantity and/or quality of tears fails to keep the surface of the eye adequately lubricated. This condition is common, affecting millions of adults in the United States. The risk of developing dry eye increases with advancing age. Women have a higher prevalence of dry eye compared with men. Symptoms of

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How Long is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses?

How long do you wear your contact lenses before taking them out? One day? Two days? A week or more? You may be wondering how long is safe to wear contact lenses. Some contacts are made to be worn for an extended period of time. But it’s important to understand that the risk of eye

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Use It Or Lose It: Spend Your FSA Funds!

If you have a remaining balance in your employer established flexible spending account (FSA), (also called a flex plan, reimbursement account, Flex 125, or a Cafeteria Plan) check your employer’s coverage period.  For many FSA plans, you must use all of your FSA contributions by the end of the year, or lose them.  Did you

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Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn’t have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults. With each blink

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Lazy Eye Treatments

Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, occurs when there is a lack of vision in one eye because the eye and the brain are not working together. Amblyopia normally only affects one eye – resulting in the amblyopic eye pointing away from the other appearing “lazy.” A lazy eye may result from a strabismus (crossed-eyes),

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What is a Cataract?

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. As this normally clear lens gets cloudy, it decreases your ability to see well. A cataract can make objects appear blurry. It can also make colors seem less bright. Your eye’s natural lens is located directly behind the pupil and is made up of mostly

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