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Guide to Eye Health

  • Eyes and Nutrition

    How does nutrition impact ocular health? A balanced diet should provide all the nutrients required for optimum eye health. Nutrients are vital for healthy eyes. Many nutrients help to support eye function, and serve as protection against harmful light. In this way, nutrients may reduce the risk of age-related degenerative ocular diseases that can put your vision in danger....
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  • Can the Eyes Help Detect Anorexia?

    Recent research indicates eye movements could reveal the early signs of anorexia. What is anorexia? Anorexia nervosa, more commonly referred to as ‘anorexia’, is a...
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  • Using Eye Makeup Safely 

    Does makeup irritate your eyes?  Eye makeup is commonly worn to accentuate the eyes. For some people though, eye makeup causes burning, itching and tearing—...
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  • Conditions that Affect the Pupil

    Up to 20% of healthy people have pupils that are different sizes – some are normal but others are signs of a serious health issue....
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  • Why Is There Excess Fluid in My Eye?

    Excess fluid inside the eye can lead to sight-threatening eye diseases— making early diagnosis absolutely vital.  Collagen, water and protein are the primary materials that...
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  • 10 Causes of Eye Pain

    Although eye pain is common, it can indicate a serious problem. Ophthalmalgia is another name for eye pain. A sore eye can generate a variety...
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  • Pressure Behind the Eye: 6 Frequent Causes

    The complaint of ‘pressure behind the eyes’ has many causes, and some can be sight-threatening. A feeling of pressure behind your eyes isn’t necessarily caused...
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  • Heterochromia: Why Are My Eyes Different Colors?

    What do actors Mila Kunis and Kate Bosworth have in common, other than being celebrities? They both have heterochromia.  Perhaps the most famous celebrity with...
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  • 8 ‘Do Not Ignore’ Warning Signs of Serious Eye Problems

    Serious eye problems often do not cause any pain. Here are 8 warning signs that should not be ignored. According to the Centers for Disease...
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  • 9 Ways Your Eyes are a Window to Your Health

    People say your eyes are the window to your soul. But did you know they can be the window to your health? Most people know...
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  • Can High Blood Pressure Affect the Eyes?

    High blood pressure (hypertension) can damage your eyes, and your eye doctor can spot the signs even before you do. Many people know that high...
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  • Eye-mazing Facts About Eyes

    Did you know that your eyes are the 2nd most complex organ in our bodies? Did you know that only one-sixth of your eye is...
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  •  How Does the Eye Work?

    If 80% of everything we learn comes through our eyes - the question is, how? The eye contains over two million working parts and is considered the second most complex organ in the body, the most complex is the brain. The inner structures of the eye all work together to produce an image that your brain interprets....
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  • Can Pregnancy Affect Vision?

    Most moms-to-be are well aware of the bodily changes that remind you on a daily basis that you are expecting— the most common being: morning sickness, food aversions, heightened sense of smell, swollen ankles, headaches, exhaustion, and many other uncomfortable yet normal pregnancy symptoms. What you may not know is that these physiological changes that take place during pregnancy can also lead to changes in your eyes and vision....
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  • Can Steroids Affect Vision?

    While steroids are a commonly prescribed treatment, they must be taken with caution as they can also produce certain side effects that can affect your eyes and vision. Corticosteroid drugs, also called steroids, stimulate the production of cortisol in the body. Cortisol is a natural hormone that helps to stabilize the body’s anti-inflammatory response system, and maintain immune function and blood pressure. Doctors typically prescribe steroid drugs to reduce any type of inflammation in the body, including eye inflammation....
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  • Eyes and Allergies

    Up to 25 percent of people worldwide suffer from eye allergies. If you suffer from red, sore allergic eyes, there are several ways to prevent this condition from affecting your life. Allergies are a common complaint, and can cause a great deal of discomfort— sneezing, sniffling, stuffy nose, and itchy throat can all affect your daily functioning....
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  • 9 Ways Eyes Change With Age 

    As you age, you may discover that your vision just isn’t as sharp as it used to be. Vision changes can occur over time and cause you to wonder if what you are experiencing is normal or if you should schedule an appointment with your eye doctor....
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  • Does Smoking Affect the Eyes? 

    Smoking, especially over a long period of time, can have a major effect on your eye health and vision. The effects of cigarettes and tobacco on health are widely known, but few understand the negative impact they can have on eye health and vision. ...
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  • Eye Health

    Eyes are known as the ‘windows to your soul’, but they are the window to your health as well. Diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol, heart and vascular diseases, and even some forms of cancer could be detected during an eye exam. According to Eye-Q, over 20% of Americans say an eye doctor detected a health issue - not related to the eyes....
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  • Teens, Smoking and Blindness

    A staggering 95% of teens are unaware smoking can lead to blindness. Most people are aware that smoking raises the risk of developing cancer, heart...
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