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How Gender Impacts Your Vision

How Gender Impacts Your Vision

In medicine, differences in gender can increase risk factors for certain diseases. And, the same goes for eye health. For instance, did you know that women are more likely to experience vision loss? Or that men have a significantly greater chance of inheriting color blindness? It’s true. If you’re interested in learning more about how gender impacts your vision continue reading on. 

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How Your Vision Changes with Age

How Your Vision Changes with Age

Changes in eyesight are a natural part of getting older. Even people who have had perfect vision their whole life may need glasses eventually. As you enter your 40s, 50s, 60s and beyond, it’s important to be aware of your eye health. Preventive care is key. Read on to learn more about how vision changes with age. 

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How Diabetes Can Affect the Eyes

How Diabetes Can Affect the Eyes

Eye care is extremely important for diabetics. It’s is a disease that impairs the body’s ability to produce or respond to insulin. As a result, diabetes can affect the eyes and many other parts of the body.  When a person’s blood sugar gets too high or too low, it can change the fluid levels in the eyes. This makes a diabetic more likely to develop vision problems and even blindness. Luckily, routine eye exams can help prevent serious vision issues from occurring. 

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Pregnancy Can Affect Your Vision?

Pregnancy Can Affect Your Vision?

Are you experiencing blurry or splotchy vision? Are there times where you see double? No matter what stage of pregnancy you’re in, these symptoms may sound familiar to you. Changes in eyesight are a typical side-effect for many women during pregnancy. As one of the leading eye experts in Maryland, Looking Glass Optical is committed to your eye care and comfort. If you’re experiencing changes in your eyesight, learn more about the common ways in which pregnancy can affect your vision.

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The Top Benefits of Exercise for the Eyes

The Top Benefits of Exercise for the Eyes

We all know that exercise is important for a healthy lifestyle. It helps us stay in shape and reduce our risk for serious diseases. But, there’s one other benefit you might not know about – and that’s better eye health and vision. Don’t believe us? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of exercise for the eyes.

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Eye Care is Self-Care in the New Year

Eye Care is Self-Care in the New Year

If you haven’t already been practicing self-care, make 2019 the year that’s all about you. Sometimes we focus a little too much on caring for others, causing our own needs to get pushed to the backburner. But, it’s always important to take time to focus on our own health and wellness, especially when it comes to our eyes. With that said, there’s never been a more perfect time to form healthy habits of self-care in the New Year.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Eyewear Care

The Do’s and Don’ts of Eyewear Care

You’ve found the perfect pair of glasses. Not only are they on trend, but they highlight your best features. After spending the time and money to pick out eyewear, it’s important that you protect your investment. Consult these eyewear care do’s and don’ts to ensure your glasses look and work their best. 

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5 Reasons Not to Rub Your Eyes

5 Reasons Not to Rub Your Eyes

There are many reasons why you may rub your eyes. Maybe they’re itchy due to an allergen, like pollen or dust. Or perhaps you’re overtired and rub them to keep them open. No matter what prompts you to rub your eyes, it’s time to break the habit for good. Why? Because of these five reasons.

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What is 20/20 Vision?

What is 20/20 Vision?

Hindsight may be 20/20, but what about your actual vision? And, what does 20/20 vision really mean, anyway? We’ve all heard the term before, but it’s important to understand what 20/20 vision means for your eye health. Saying that someone has 20/20 vision implies that they have good eyesight – specifically, sharpness of vision or visual acuity. But, before we dig deeper into the details, there are some other eye health terms you should know:

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Lighting and Eye Strain: Watts Matter

Lighting and Eye Strain: Watts Matter

Have you ever stopped what you’re doing because your eyes feel tired or sore? There’s actually a name for this – it’s known as eye strain. Eye strain happens when your eyes have to focus in lighting that’s too dark or too bright for an extended amount of time. Examples of this include trying to read in dim lighting, working on a computer all day, and uninterrupted screen time with a cell phone or TV. The chances of experiencing eye strain are increased if you have uncorrected vision problems.

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