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Monthly Archives: July 2018

What causes myopia, and can you reduce its effects?

Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, occurs when the focal point for light entering the eye is located in front of the retina, the light-sensitive tissue located on the back of the eyeball near the optic nerve.   

So what physical conditions cause myopia?

The first is the growth of the eye. If the eye grows longer than […]

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By |July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Study: Cataract Surgery Prevents Car Accidents

A new study by JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that drivers who suffer from cataracts have a significantly lower risk of getting into traffic accidents if they have the cataracts removed through surgery.

First, what are cataracts? A cataract occurs when the clear lens of the eye, which helps us see by bending light rays that enter the […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |July 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Eye Exercises Separating Fact from Fiction

It wasn’t that many years ago that you could turn on the TV to find an infomercial host selling eye exercise programs that claimed to improve near- or far-sighted vision or to correct it altogether. The persuasive sales tactics (that invariably included the glowing testimonials of “actual customers”) often left consumers wondering whether there was […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |July 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

All-Season Sun Safety Keeping Your Eyes Under Cover

It generally requires only one painful case of severe sunburn to get the average person to take protective precautions the next time they sign up for some extended fun in the sun. 

But while we tend to be more or less aware of the hazards of excessive short- and long-term sun exposure to our skin from […]

The information presented on this Site and Blog and any related links is provided for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes only. Nothing contained in this Site is intended to create a physician-patient relationship, to replace the services of a licensed, trained physician or health professional or to be a substitute for medical advice of a physician or trained health professional licensed in your state. You must never consider any of the information presented here as a substitute for consulting with your physician or health care provider for any medical conditions or concerns. Any information presented here is general information, is not medical advice, nor is it intended as advice for your personal situation. Please consult with your physician or health care provider if you have concerns about your health or suspect that you might have a problem.

By |July 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments