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What to Expect During a Diabetic Eye Exam

Diabetes affects the blood vessels throughout the body. Because of the lack of insulin produced or the high amounts of blood glucose, the condition contributes to considerable blood vessel damage. It can deteriorate smaller vessels throughout the eyes, kidneys, and nerves because it reduces the amount of nitric oxide in the blood vessels controlling blood […]

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How Often Should You Get An Eye Exam?

While one would think that the need to visit your optometrist may be incredibly clear, our brain’s incredible ability to adapt can make it challenging to be sure. Our mind adapts rapidly to changes in vision, accommodating your new optical reality to help you keep seeing clearly. In those moments where the change is not […]

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad For Your Eyes?

For many, the idea that you should sit at least two feet away from the television because of harmful electronic emission still circulates. Today’s world of smartphones, tablets, and computers has created a concern for parents and adults about what those lights behind the screen do to your eyesight. If you’ve noticed that you have […]

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How Your Eyes Work

Eyes are a complex system of connective tissues, nerve cells, and other networks that interpret light, texture, and shape. Eyes have a complex system that gives life to the world around us, but most often, people aren’t aware of how eyes work, and why we must care for and protect our vision. As optometrists, our […]

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How to Identify Glaucoma in the Early Stages

Glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up along the front part of the eye, damaging the optic nerve and increasing pressure in the eye. As the leading cause of blindness, glaucoma occurs in two forms. The first form, open-angle glaucoma, happens gradually and doesn’t cause pain at first. It occurs when the eye isn’t able to […]

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How Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Affect Your Vision

Vision doesn’t just encompass what we see, but how we make sense of what we see. It controls movement and cognitive functions, and when those systems don’t work correctly, it can significantly affect one’s life. A traumatic brain injury can affect the parts of the brain that control visual processing and perception, because many times, […]

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How Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Affect Your Vision

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have common symptoms that many people experience, including headaches, ringing in the ears, mood changes, nausea, vomiting, and troubles with memory. In these cases, a person who has suffered trauma to the head should seek medical attention. One symptom that most people ignore when faced with a head injury is vision […]

Do You Have an Astigmatism?

Contacts and eyeglass wearers will commonly have impaired vision. Multiple conditions can cause impaired vision, and most often, people will define their vision impairments by either nearsightedness or farsightedness. However, when astigmatism comes into play, the refractive errors can be affected by how the eye bends and refracts light. Astigmatism causes blurred vision but can […]

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Prolonged use of technology such as computers, tablets, and cell phones can result in eye discomfort and vision problems. This level of discomfort, through continued use, can be described as computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain, is now becoming one of the most common symptoms that people experience as technology development […]

If you’ve ever heard the rumor that eating carrots are good for your eyes, you probably realized that they can’t be the only food that will help them. While carrot’s reputation as eye food is somewhat overrated, there are other foods you can eat that will help maintain good eye health. Like any organ, your […]