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As a commitment to eye education and health, we also support Promise in Sight. It is a non-profit organization committed to preventing blindness and help preserve vision for those who don’t have access to great eye healthcare. You can learn about this and other great topics below. If there is a topic you don’t see, give us a call! We are always eager to help our patients with any questions you may have.

Early Warning Signs: The Connection Between Heart Health and Eyes

heart health and eyes

Your cardiovascular system is definitely a contender as one of the most important systems in your body. Cardiovascular health affects every aspect of your life, but did you know that there’s a clear connection between heart health and eyes? Early warning signs in your eyes could let you know about potential heart issues sooner. Here are some of the top things to watch for!

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Aging Vision Doesn’t Mean You Have to Suffer Vision Loss

Aging Vision Doesn’t Mean You Have to Suffer Vision Loss

Some amount of deterioration is expected as we age. It’s normal to lose bone density and muscle mass as well as have some sagging and wrinkles. You might not be able to stay up all night and function the next day as you did in your youth, or you might have to give up spicy foods. Unfortunately, some sensory deterioration is also expected. That said, there are things you can do to maintain bone and muscle strength and minimize the progression of lines and wrinkles, and in many cases, you can also stave off vision loss as you age. According to the National Eye Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the risk for eye disease increases with age, but there are steps you can take to prevent vision loss. The first thing you need to do is understand the most common eye issues related to aging.

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Should Kids Wear Eye Protection When Playing Sports?

Should Kids Wear Eye Protection When Playing Sports

Many sports entail some risks for participants. These days, you might be more worried about the eye strain caused by blue light exposure due to the many hours that kids spend engaged with technologies like TV, video games, computers, and mobile devices. The risk for eye injury in sports also bears consideration, though. The easy solution is to make sure your children have proper eye protection for the sports they love. In some cases, they may need different options for different activities, but the benefits make having the right eye protection on hand well worthwhile.

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The Science of Tear Production: Why Your Eyes Water

Science of Tear Production - Why Your Eyes Water

Picture yourself enjoying a day outdoors, lounging in the sun, or playing with your dog. Suddenly, a strong wind comes, and some debris makes its way into your eyes. You blink, and they begin to water. While you went to remove the debris from your eye, your eyes themselves began the process immediately, thanks to tear production. Tear production is one of the most basic functions of your organs of sight, and it occurs for an important reason.

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Eye Safety and Fireworks – Keep Your Eyes Safe this 4th of July

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July 4th is a high-risk time for eye injuries. In 2019, there were 10,000 injuries and 12 deaths caused by fireworks. While big, bold, and mesmerizing backyard firework displays are exciting, your fun-filled 4th of July can be rudely cut short with a visit to the ER if a firework hits you or your loved one in the eye. Learning eye safety and fireworks is the key to avoiding such a scenario.

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What the Location of Your Headaches Tells You: A Guide to Headaches and Eyes

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Headaches are among the most common disorders of the nervous system in our body. Just about everyone has experienced their head hurting at least once in their life. But did you know that headaches and eyes are often intertwined? This is because most headaches you experience occur in the regions behind the eyes. If you feel pain in these regions, it might be a specific type of headache that requires certain treatment.

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Time for New Glasses? Five Urgent Signs of Vision Issues

New Glasses (Signs of Vision Issues) (Featured Image)

The eyes are often referred to as the windows to the soul. Even with this high status, you might take your eyes for granted. You rely on them every day to give you the information you need. Unfortunately, you probably don’t do much for them in return. Modern life, with its countless hours of screen time, can have detrimental effects on your vision. That is why it is so important to give your eyes the attention they need with regular vision check-ups. If you have a family history of vision problems, routine appointments are even more vital. In between visits to the eye doctor, you can monitor your eyes for any signs of vision issues.

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Will the COVID-19 Vaccine Affect Your Vision?

COVID-19 Vaccine Looking Glass Optical

COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out across the United States, with all American adults now eligible for a vaccine. Multiple vaccines have been deemed safe by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, including those from BioNTech and Pfizer. However, many people still wonder about possible side effects –  Especially in regards to vision. There is no evidence to indicate that the COVID vaccine may have any widespread side effects related to eyesight. However, COVID infection has been linked to some rare instances of eye issues.

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