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What is Pink Eye?

What is Pink Eye?

Have you been dealing with itching, watery eyes and you’re wondering if it is allergies or something more serious? Eye issues are definitely no fun and it’s important you know the signs when it’s time to see a doctor and when it may be something less serious. Pink eye is a common eye infection seen across all ages, and understanding what it is and how to avoid it helps you from dealing with this on a regular basis. Below you’ll find out what pink eye is, the symptoms it presents, and how you can avoid this issue yourself.

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Eye Safety Around Fireworks

Eye Safety Around Fireworks

Fireworks represent the celebration of joyous occasions in our lives, but if handled incorrectly they can be extremely hazardous. In fact, fireworks injure thousands of Americans every year. And, this is especially true for injuries involving your eye safety. According to the American Academy of Opthalmology, playing with fireworks can leave you with lifelong damage to your eyes, the most serious being permanent blindness. So, this summer season, learn how to ensure the safety of your eyes and others’ by following these safety tips.

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3 Types of Cataracts and their Symptoms

3 Types of Cataracts and their Symptoms

A cataract is a condition where the eye’s natural lens is clouded. There are three types of cataracts that can occur within the eyes; subcapsular, nuclear and cortical. It is important for individuals over the age of 40 to learn about these cataract types so they can realize if a problem with their vision exists. Understanding the types and knowing the signs and symptoms will help you to determine if you might have a cataract issue and seek help from a professional.

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Do I Have an Astigmatism?

Do I Have an Astigmatism?

You may have heard the term ‘Astigmatism’ before. Perhaps, your friend or a family member has been told that they have it. Astigmatism is a common eye disorder affecting roughly 3 million Americans every year. It is not a serious or life-threatening condition, but how can you be sure that you have it? And, what can be done to treat it?

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What are Eye Floaters?

What are Eye Floaters?

Have you ever noticed spots in your vision or something seemingly covering your eye while you try to look at an object? Most likely you have experienced eye floaters and not even known it. Eye floaters give the perception that something is floating in your line of vision. While this may seem like an optical illusion, you actually have something going on inside your eyes. It’s important to understand what eye floaters are, how they occur, and how to treat them.

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Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive to the Sun?

Are Blue Eyes More Sensitive to the Sun?

Do you have blue eyes? Do you find that you squint or tear up in the bright sun? Are blues eyes more sensitive to the sun? The short answer to the question is yes. Light colored eyes, including blue, green, and gray are more reactive to the sun or bright light. Professionals refer to this as photophobia.

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