Topic: eye problems

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Smartphones Used to Detect Eye Problems

Historically, eye diseases have been difficult to diagnose in people who don’t have easy access to trained eye doctors and specialized medical diagnostic equipment, such as those living a long distance from medical facilities or in rural areas. But that trend has changed. Health professionals now can use their smartphones to help detect eye problems.

Challenges to Kids’ Vision

Ameritas invited Dr. James Devine of EyeCare Specialties in Lincoln, Neb., to share what vision challenges children face.

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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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Helping Kids Adjust to Eyeglasses and Contacts

The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see.

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Eye Diseases Can Impact Your Vision

As people age, they are more likely to experience a serious eye problem that can result in diminished or permanent vision loss. The National Eye Institute reports that visual impairment often is caused by eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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10 Warning Signs of Vision Problems

Many people believe that vision problems occur mostly as you age. Although older individuals are at increased risk for several eye diseases, vision problems can occur at any age.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Eye Health

For years medical professionals have touted the benefits of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy heart. Now scientists have discovered the hidden value of omega-3 fatty acids in benefiting eye health.