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The Best Ways To Protect Your Eyes This Summer

The Best Ways To Protect Your Eyes This Summer

While most of us are pretty diligent when it comes to protecting our body and face from the damaging effects of the sun, it’s easy to forget about our eyes and eyelids. But, did you know that certain sunscreens are actually safe to use on and around the eyelid? It’s true. Now, whether you’ve feared getting sunscreen in your eye (ouch!), or you just didn’t know you could apply sunscreen there, dermatologists agree it’s a must. Learn more about your eye health, as well as the best precautions to protect your eyes this summer.

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What is Causing Your Watery Eyes?

What is Causing Your Watery Eyes?

Are your eyes always tearing up? Or, are they easily irritated or inflamed? These common symptoms may be a result of watery eyes. And, when left unchecked and untreated, it can be uncomfortable and may lead to more serious eye conditions. Continue on to learn what’s causing your watery eyes and how you can treat the condition. 

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Is Screen Time Harming Your Kids’ Eyes?

Is Screen Time Harming Your Kids’ Eyes?

The blue light emitted from smartphones can lead to numerous eye problems in children. The impacts can range from temporary health issues like headaches to long term vision changes. As a parent, you might be wondering how too much screen time will affect your kids’ eyes. Read on to learn how prolonged screen time can impact their vision, and why it’s important to limit their exposure.

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How to Love Your Eyes More

How to Love Your Eyes More

2020 is here, and you have probably set some intentions for the coming year. You already know the importance of taking care of your physical health through exercise, sleep, and proper diet. However, did you know that some of these practices have the added benefit of maintaining your eye health? Setting regular eye care habits now can help you maintain healthy and robust vision for the rest of your life. Not sure where to start? Read on for a few simple tips on how to love your eyes.

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Why is a Pupil Dilation Test Important for You?

Why is a Pupil Dilation Test Important for You?

One of the first parts of an eye exam includes a test of your vision, perhaps to determine changes in your eyesight or an eyeglass prescription. In addition, the doctor may perform what is called a pupil dilation test. This test is utilized to increase the size of the pupils so the doctor can view the entire retina. Learn more about the pupil dilation test as well other parts of the exam below.

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Do Your Eyes Grow with Age?

Do Your Eyes Grow with Age?

Although it’s not the most common topic to discuss when it comes to aging and physical health, it’s important to understand how our eyes grow and develop. Did you know that at birth our eyes are about two-thirds smaller than they’ll be when we reach adulthood? It’s true. And, understanding your eyes will help you take better care of them in the future. Read on to learn how the eyes grow and develop from birth to late adult life. 

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What You Need to Know About Halloween Contact Lenses

What You Need to Know About Halloween Contact Lenses

In recent years, decorative contacts have grown in popularity, especially around the Halloween season to add a finishing touch on spooky costumes. They’re also available with or without vision correction to add special effects, color, and dimension. However, while it may be tempting to reach for a pair of cat-eye or zombie lenses, it’s important to know the facts first. Here’s what you need to know about Halloween contact lenses.

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Optimal Screen Color for Your Eyes

Optimal Screen Color for Your Eyes

In this day and age, avoiding excess screen time is virtually an impossible task. Most Americans are spending upwards of nine hours a day in front of screens. You’re even reading this article on a screen right now. But, while this lifestyle appears to be the new norm, it’s not necessarily healthy, especially when it comes to our eyes. Luckily, adjusting the screen color and brightness on your devices can help. Continue on to learn more. 

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Dry Eyes Can Affect Your Quality of Life

Dry Eyes Can Affect Your Quality of Life

Nearly 5 million Americans experience Dry Eye Disease (DED), a chronic condition that can affect your overall quality of life. The negative side effects, such as irritation, scratching, and blurring, can often disrupt your daily routine. Thus, making it difficult to read, watch television, and work in front of a computer screen, just to name a few. Read on to learn more about how dry eyes can affect your quality of life, as well as treatment relief for your symptoms.

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