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  • The Inner Workings of the Eye

    Have you ever stopped to think about how amazing the human eye is? These complicated organs take light waves bouncing off the things in front of us and convert those into a continuous stream moving images that are accurate and detailed. They arguably connect us to our surroundings more than any other sense and make […]

    Continue Reading May 22, 2020

  • The Connection Between Sports and Vision

    Being a successful athlete isn’t just about speed and strength — it’s also about vision. In order to be able to perform at their peak physical ability, athletes also need to be able to see and effectively and quickly process and respond to visual information, and that involves a number of different things, some of […]

    Continue Reading May 13, 2020

  • Women’s Eye Health

    Men and women might not come from different planets, but there are certainly a lot of differences between the two — even with eye health. Women, unfortunately, tend to be more vulnerable to a number of eye diseases, even if they are less likely than men to sustain a sight-threatening eye injury over the course […]

    Continue Reading May 9, 2020

  • Allergies and Our Eyes

    Spring is a beautiful season with lots of flowers and vibrant greens…but it can be hard to enjoy when you have allergies. So why does springtime leave so many of us with itchy, red, and puffy eyes? How can we be sure it’s allergies and not something else, and what can we do to keep […]

    Continue Reading April 14, 2020

  • How Germs Can Travel to Our Eyes

    Most of us rub our eyes many times in the course of the day without really thinking about it. Whether we’re tired, our eyes feel dry or itchy, or there’s something stuck in one of them, it seems like the easiest way to make it feel better is to rub them a little. Unfortunately, doing […]

    Continue Reading April 10, 2020

  • The Importance of Blinking

    Do you know how many times you blink in a minute? Probably not off the top of your head, but it’s an important number, because blinking is essential to good eye health. On average, adults blink between 10 and 20 times every minute. Each blink only takes a tenth of a second, but it’s a […]

    Continue Reading March 31, 2020

  • How Headaches and Vision Are Connected

    If you suffer from frequent headaches, it might be time to schedule an eye exam. For many people, headaches can be a symptom of uncorrected vision problems. This doesn’t happen in all cases of uncorrected or undiagnosed vision problems, and of course not all headaches are caused by vision problems, but the connection is a […]

    Continue Reading March 31, 2020

  • Are You Protecting Your Eyes at Work?

    In honor of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, it’s time for a look at the steps we can all take to protect our eyes while we work. Depending on what type of job you have, your eyes will face different risks of health issues or injury, so we want to approach this in two broad categories: […]

    Continue Reading March 20, 2020

  • Indoor Tanning and Eye Health and Safety

    Some people might think of indoor tanning as the safer alternative to sunbathing, but that is far from accurate. In fact, in a briefing before the US Congress, eye doctors, dermatologists, surgeons, and other physicians spoke about the dangers of indoor tanning, and the World Health Organization considers it highly carcinogenic (cancer-causing) in humans. But […]

    Continue Reading March 20, 2020

  • A Crash Course on AMD

    For people age 50 and older, age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of irreversible vision loss. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes the gradual loss of central vision through the deterioration of the macula, or the part of the retina that gives us our sharp, detailed central vision. AMD can make it very […]

    Continue Reading March 6, 2020