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Maintaining good eye health can directly impact your overall quality of life for years to come. This page provides information regarding various eye issues and explains what they are, their causes and possible treatments. Knowing how to properly care for your eyes is the first line of defence in protecting them.

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Pregnancy and Its Impact on Your Eyesight
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I recently heard of a story about a mother who was pregnant with twin baby girls. During her pregnancy she gradually experienced issues with her eyesight, which slowly degenerated to the point where she could only see a couple of yards in front of her. This vision degeneration continued and reached its peak with the mother realizing that she couldn't see anything beyond arm's length.


Most cases of pink eye (conjunctivitis) donít require antibiotics
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In many instances Pink Eye can be treated by using simple home remedies such as applying warm and cool compresses and using over-the-counter eye drops and antihistamines. If you think you or your child has Pink Eye / Conjunctivitis call your doctor immediately, and donít be shocked if they don't prescribe anything, in fact they might be doing you a favor.


How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions
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Congratulations on obtaining your first contact lens prescription. This is your first step towards a more enjoyable quality of life. Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. But what does it all mean?


Types of Eye Infections, Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
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There are numerous types of eye infections but what causes them, what symptoms should you be aware of and how should they be treated. This page shares information of some of the most prominent inflictions and tries to address these questions.


Pink Eye: Usually Mild and Easy to Treat
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The symptoms of pink eye may vary depending on the cause, and in most cases are usually mild and can naturally resolve itself without treatment. However, there are times when it is important to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. But how do you know when it is time to contact your doctor? What specific symptoms should you be concerned about?


Not the Smokey Eyes You're Looking For
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I quit smoking when I found out I was going to be a dad. This was the catalyst that made me want to change my life for the better. After twenty years of trying different ways to quit, it was the thought of not being with her that helped me quit. I thought of my life, her life, without me in it. I want to be there for her every moment I can, for as long as I can. Roughly a month or so before I found out she was going to be in my life, I started working at an online contact lens retailer. It was here that I learned about contact lenses, the eye care industry, and overall eye health. I knew smoking was bad for my lungs, my heart, and my overall long-term well-being;..


Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lens Dangers
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Those colored contact lenses you bought from your hairdresser might just cost you your eye sight. With San Diego Comic-Con having just passed and Halloween right around the corner, the sale of cosmetic, eye altering contact lenses is at a high. Cosmetic, fashion, costume or colored, the lenses go by many names. While it may seem cool to have zombie eyes, cat's eyes or simply change your eye color to a different one, most people who consider purchasing these lenses don't realize that lasting damage caused by poorly fitted lenses cause irreversible and lasting damage to the wearers eyes.


7 Helpful Tips to Prevent Dry Eyes
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All contact lens wearers have experienced dry eyes at some point. The irritation, the burning and heavy squinting make getting through the day unbearable. One of the steps to take is to observe the situations you are in when this occurs, as a lot of the time dry eyes may be prevented when the appropriate steps are taken. Here are 7 helpful tips to avoid dry eyes:...


Fighting Macular Degeneration
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Current treatments for the so-called wet form of macular degeneration, involving injections inside the eye, are already "very effective" compared with laser treatments, which were used before intravitreal injections, said Dr. Ronald C. Gentile, the surgeon director at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


Cataract Surgery Preparation (5 Things to Expect)
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Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity...


Facts About Pink Eye
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With Pink eye being one of the most common and treatable eye conditions in children and adults it is important to know the causes, symptoms and treatment options. With approximately 3 million cases of pink eye occurring each year in the United States most of the cases do not require any prescribed treatment. So if you believe you or a loved one has Pink Eye what symptoms and steps should you take?


Cataracts | 6 Facts to Know
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One morning you wake up to a blurry version of your bedroom, you rub your eyes to remove any foreign debris in a futile attempt to regain clarity and focus. This is a frightening example of what someone with cataracts may experience during the onset of the initial symptoms. This article will shed some light on cataracts and provide 6 facts regarding them including causes and available treatments.


Coping With Ocular Allergies
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Allergies not only affect the nasal passages, but can affect the eyes as well. Ocular allergy, or allergic conjunctivitis can cause itching, redness, lid swelling, tearing, light sensitivity, and swollen eyes. Severity of symptoms can vary from mild irritation to severe itching and burning.


Glaucoma
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An in depth overview of Glaucoma, its causes, treatments and symptoms by the University Of Maryland. Find out what to look out for and learn about the various treatments available.


Getting the Maximum Comfort from Your Contact Lenses
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Besides vision correction, convenience, and freedom from eyeglasses, comfort is one of the advantages of wearing contact lenses and is arguably the most important since it will determine your overall satisfaction with them. Beyond the initial selection and fitting of your contacts, there are some things you can do to ensure your lenses remain comfortable.


Breathing Eyes and Contact Lenses
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Did you know that our eyes breathe? In a sense they do, as they take oxygen from the air, diffuse it via our tears over the cornea, and even dispatches carbon dioxide into the airómuch the same way as our normal inhaling/exhaling process. Corneas (the clear window at the front of the eye) have no blood vessels to feed them, so they require adequate amounts of oxygen to remain healthy and stave off infections and complications that threaten vision.


Contact Lenses As a Preferable Vision Correction Option over Surgery
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Outside of eyeglasses, the two most prevalent means of vision correction today are surgery (most often the laser procedure called LASIK) and contact lenses. Many ask that of the two options, which is better? Both methods allow for a Ďnatural lookí, but with differing approaches.


Astigmatism No Longer Bars You from Contact Lenses
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Astigmatism affects over 40 million Americans and is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. When the cornea, which acts as a window, is a spherical shape it focuses light correctly upon the retina at the back of the eye; this produces sharp images at all distances. Conversely, in instances where the cornea takes on a more oval shape, the light is focused at two retinal locations rather than one and blurry vision is the result.


Pregnancy and Eye Health
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With all the other hormonal and physical changes going on, it should not be surprising that eyesight can also be affected. For the most part, these signs are relatively minor and should not trigger undue worry; they occur as part of a conventional pregnancy, and revert to normal after giving birth. Your eye doctor should be alerted to the fact you are expecting so that any prenatal changes can be adequately monitored, especially if there are pre-existing eye conditions.


Truth Squad: Supplements for Eye Health
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As with many areas of health, not all of these claims are backed by solid research. But while many eye health experts approach popularly marketed supplements, that tout better eye health, with skepticism, there is research that suggests at least some supplements may indeed benefit those at high risk of advanced eye diseases.


Study Suggests Myopia Prevalence Decreases With Outdoor Activity
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Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a vision defect that happens when one's eyes are unable to focus the light from distant objects correctly onto the retina. Someone with myopia is able to clearly see objects that are close, but objects that are far away are blurry.


Proper Glucose Control is Key in Prevention of Vision Problems For Diabetics
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Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States. It is estimated that more than 14 million Americans have some form of diabetes. Public health officials expect that by 2050, there will be more than 48 million diagnosed cases in the United States.


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