Three Problems Commonly Treated By Ophthalmologists

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An ophthalmologist can provide patients with vital care for preserving and protecting their vision. While these professionals can treat a wide range of different vision problems, there are a few serious eye problems that they will often have to address for their patients. Cataracts As a person ages, they can become increasingly likely to develop cataracts. These are blind spots that will gradually worsen over time. They arise as a result of protein gathering on the lens of the eye.

3 November 2018

4 Tips For Healthier Eyes With Diabetes

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The key to feeling your best if you have a medical condition, such as diabetes is to keep a check on your vision. One of the issues you may face when living with this situation is more issues with your eyesight. It's important to know the right things to do that may encourage better vision if you have diabetes. Tip #1: Visit your eye doctor One of the most important things you can do is visit an optometrist if you're dealing with this condition.

4 August 2018

5 Signs You Need New Glasses

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Sadly, eyeglasses do not last forever. But how do you know when it is time for a new pair? Keep an eye out for these 5 signs that it is time for you to order a new pair of eyeglasses from a place like Master  Eye Associates. Headaches There are many possible causes of headaches, from dehydration to brain tumors. If you are suddenly experiencing more headaches without explanation, one of the first things to consider is that you may need a new glasses prescription.

30 May 2018

Just Got An Office Job? Get An Eye Exam To Optimize Your Computer Vision

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While going through college, you may not have spent much time on a computer in a single session. But, this is something that you can expect to change when you get an office job. These jobs will have you sitting on a desk in front of a computer monitor for around eight hours per day. Although you will have lunch and breaks, you should try to optimize your computer vision.

3 April 2018

4 Things You Shouldn't Do When You Get Your First Pair of Contact Lenses

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If you've been wearing eye glasses for years, you may be considering purchasing a pair of contact lenses to wear when it is not convenient to wear your glasses. Wearing contacts is quite a change from wearing glasses, but most people find that they quickly adjust. However, as a new contact lens wearer, it is important to take care of your eyes and contact lenses. Avoid the following mistakes when you begin to wear contact lenses:

1 February 2018

2 Things The Eye Doctor Will Do At Your Exam

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There are many people who wonder if they should be going to the eye doctor. Since many people don't have insurance for these types of appointments, they put off getting an eye exam for far too long. The recommendation is seeing the eye doctor every couple years while you are young and healthy, and then as you get old the time gets shorter until you should be seeing the eye doctor annually.

17 November 2017

Warm Weather Eye Protection

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During the summer months most people like to surround themselves with plenty of water. Whether this means white water rafting on an exciting adventure, wading in the local swimming hole, or spending time in a swimming pool, there are things that should be done in order to make sure that you are doing all that you can to keep your eyes protected. Make sure you are wearing sunglasses Since you are going to be outside while you are enjoying the water, you want to be sure you are wearing sunglasses that offer you UV protection while you are outside.

8 June 2017

Turning 60? 2 Health Problems You Should Be Aware Of

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When you start aging, there are health problems that can creep up on you. It can be helpful to learn about these problems so you can watch out for the signs. You can then get treatment early so you can feel better again. Keep reading to learn of two of these things. Cataracts Cataracts are not life threatening but they can make you go completely blind if you do not get them treated.

13 March 2017

How Eye Doctors Measure Your Eyes For Contact Lenses

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If you are considering contact lenses, and you have never had them before, you may be wondering how doctors fit the lenses to your eye. There is actually a part of your eye exam referred to as the "contact lens exam." Really, this is just a few extra steps that your optometrist (a.k.a., eye doctor) takes to get the exact measurements of your eyes. Here is how that part of the exam works.

24 February 2017

Who Is At Risk From Giant Cell Arteritis?

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Giant cell arteritis (or temporal arteritis) is an eye condition that affects around 228,000 people in the United States. The disease is one of a group of disorders that eye doctors refer to as vasculitis, which occurs when there is a problem with the blood vessels in the eye. Learn more about the symptoms of giant cell arteritis and find out which groups of people are at greater risk of suffering from this condition by reading this article

23 March 2016