• Stress and Yoga in Children
    Children suffer from stress, just like adults. Yet, their psychological response to stress depends on their developmental stage. Young children mainly seek support from adults or use distraction whereas older Read more
  • Diabetes Symptoms to Be Aware Of + 6 Natural Ways to Control
    The Most Common Diabetes Symptoms Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that results from problems controlling the hormone insulin. Diabetes symptoms are a result of higher-than-normal levels of glucose (sugar) in Read more
  • Allergies, Asthma Linked to Heart Disease
    New research released this spring is nothing to sneeze at: Allergies and asthma are linked to heart disease, although the exact cause of the connection isn’t definitive. In fact, it Read more
  • Why Do We Have Different Eye Colors?
    Melanin, the same compound that determines skin and hair color, is also responsible for different eye colors. Melanin helps to protect the eye by absorbing light (including some UV light) that Read more
  • Uncontrolled diabetes can wreak havoc on health in many ways, including eye health.
    All types of diabetes increase the risk of developing eye diseases including diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, glaucoma, and cataracts. When these diseases all go under the umbrella term “diabetic Read more
  • Autoimmune Diseases Can Affect Vision
    Many autoimmune diseases can interfere with the health and function of the eyes. An autoimmune disease is a disorder that causes the immune system to attack healthy cells. If you or Read more
  • Eyes and Headaches Are Often Linked
    If you live with frequent headaches, it would be well worth your time to schedule an eye exam, if only to rule out a vision problem as the cause. Not Read more
  • Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration
    What Are the Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration? Early and later symptomsDiagnosisTreatmentOutlookBottom lineMacular degeneration is a common age-related eye disorder that can lead to reduced vision. Early symptoms can be Read more
  • The 10 Best Foods to Boost Nitric Oxide Levels
    Nitric oxide has many important roles in your body, including helping lower blood pressure, improve blood flow, and boost your exercise performance. To boost your body’s production of nitric oxide, Read more
  • Nitric oxide improves blood flow and lower blood pressure
    Nitric oxide has become a popular dietary supplement—usually in the form of beetroot juice—because it can help improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. As it turns out, nitric oxide Read more
  • Pregnancy and Your Eyes
    We all know that during pregnancy, a woman's body goes through a great deal of change hormonally and physiologically.  But did you know her eyes change as well?  Below are Read more
  • Dietary nitrates may lower risk of glaucoma
    In the Journals Eating more dietary nitrate, especially from green leafy vegetables, may help lower your risk of glaucoma, according to a study published online Jan. 14, 2016, by JAMA Ophthalmology. More Read more
  • Smoking - Eye Health Risks
    The Effects of Smoking on Eye Health and How You Can Preserve Your Vision Through Healthy Habits Despite the well-known, negative health effects of smoking, this has not stopped more than Read more
  • The Relationship Between Eyes and Sleep
    Studies have shown that sleep deprivation hits the body and mind a lot like alcohol. That isn’t great, but where do our eyes fit into the equation? When we get enough Read more
  • The Impacts of Smoking on Eyesight
    A smoking habit damages every organ and system in the body, including the eyes. We typically think of lung cancer as the main health risk associated with smoking, and then maybe Read more
  • Tips for a Lifetime of Healthy Eyesight
    Healthy eyesight is an important part of having a good quality of life. Up to one in every six adults struggles with a sight-threatening eye condition and many more than that Read more

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  • October Newsletter: The Advantages of Prescription Sunglasses

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  • October Newsletter: What Are Ocular Migraines and How Can They Be Prevented?

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  • Stress and Vision

    Did you know that your eyes are an extension of your brain? There are six muscles connected to each eye, and they receive signals from the brain. These signals direct the eyes movements and, thus, control their ability to focus. When you are stressed, your brain goes through a number of changes and signals ...

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  • Pain Management

    We take a lot of aspects of our vision for granted. We expect to see nearby and faraway objects clearly, even if we require our eye care provider to prescribe eyeglasses or contact lenses to do so. A huge degree of the information we take in about our world and our surroundings takes place visually, ...

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  • Nutrition for Eye Health

    Eating right is essential for keeping your body healthy. This is as true for your eyes as it is for your heart. A diet that is rich in fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and is low in saturated fat, can reduce your risk of heart disease. This will also keep your arteries healthy, so they can ...

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  • Lifestyle Practices for Eye Health

    Protecting your eyesight is an important part of staying healthy overall. Maintaining sound eye health will also help you preserve your quality of life as you age. To keep your eyes as healthy as possible, follow these simple lifestyle practices. Get regular eye exams. Some eye problems — including ...

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  • Glare and Halos

    Glare and halos are both eye symptoms that some people experience around bright lights. Halos show up as bright circles around a light source. Glare is light that interferes with your vision, making it difficult to see or sometimes making your eyes water. These symptoms can show up at any time of the ...

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  • UV Radiation and Your Eyes

    Optometry warnings about the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation on our eyes have not yet reached the degree of public awareness of that of skin damage. Yet, the sun can be just as damaging upon our eyes with unprotected exposure. Short-term exposure to very bright sunlight can result in a type ...

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  • Lazy Eye

    Lazy eye, also referred to as amblyopia, is a condition that develops in infancy or early childhood, and it typically starts when the focus in one eye is more enhanced than the other. The eye with less focus might be impaired due to a significant amount of farsightedness or astigmatism, or something ...

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  • Pediatric Ophthalmology

    Ophthalmology addresses the physiology, anatomy and diseases of the eyes. Pediatric ophthalmology focuses on the eyes of children. Pediatric ophthalmologists examine children’s eyes to see if they need corrective lenses or other treatments to improve their vision. Training for Pediatric Ophthalmologists Pediatric ...

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