Topic: eye health

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Vision Changes and Color Blindness

As you age, you probably will notice changes in your vision, especially when reading books or viewing signs. Don’t shrug off these changes – new research shows that doing so may impact your quality of life and your lifespan.   Vision changes Purdue University researchers studied more than 2,500 people ages 65 to 84 over … Read Full Article

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4 Ways Eye Exams Help Ensure Healthy Vision

People use their eyes every day to navigate and perform tasks. Don’t take good vision for granted. Care for it with vision insurance benefits that cover an annual exam. Many employers include vision benefits in health care insurance packages, or individuals may purchase coverage separately. Consider four ways eye exams can help protect your vision: … Read Full Article

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3 Tips for Safe Makeup Application

Eyeliner can be applied to create a new look, or enhance natural eye appearance. But eye doctors warn users to watch when and where eyeliner is applied. EveryDay Health provides three tips for safe application: When to apply – If you’re running late to work, school or an appointment, you may be tempted to grab … Read Full Article

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5 Ways Digital Books Are Changing Reading

Since the first eBook was introduced in 1998, literary experts have debated the pros and cons of books in paper vs. electronic format. Some people like to read a book they can feel and hold in their hands while others enjoy having access to hundreds of book titles at the touch of their finger. Some … Read Full Article

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Blue Light from Digital Devices May Cause Eye Strain

The blue light emitted by digital devices could contribute to vision problems. Eye doctors report an increase in the number of patients complaining of dry, irritated eyes, headaches and blurred vision. These all are symptoms of digital fatigue syndrome, also known as computer vision syndrome. Health professionals believe the blue light, along with viewing habits, … Read Full Article

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Lifestyle May Be the Cause of Your Nearsightedness

For years, medical professionals believed that genetics had a strong influence on whether people required vision correction to see things clearly. But new research indicates that lifestyle and environmental factors also have an impact. Understanding nearsightedness Nearsightedness, also known as myopia, is a common vision problem that affects approximately 30-40 percent of Americans. They can … Read Full Article

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Are Comprehensive Eye Exams Necessary?

Many people schedule regular exams to have their vision checked, but may wonder if it’s necessary to have a comprehensive exam that includes dilation of both eyes.

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Wearing Contact Lenses Overnight May Improve Vision

Do you have to squint to see objects far away? Or hold items at arm’s length in order to read small print? Medical professionals report that orthokeratology technology may help improve these vision problems.

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Treating Adult Skin and Eye Rashes

Rashes — we’ve all had them. They are annoying, painful and itchy. Sometimes rashes occur with an illness, infection, insect bite, a drug reaction to a drug, stress, an encounter with a poisonous plant or an allergy to a product, causing hives and swelling of the skin.

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Does Your Dog Have a Vision Problem?

Approximately 39 percent of U.S. households have at least one dog. Although many people spend considerable time with their pet, it’s easy to miss early signs that their four-legged friend is experiencing vision problems