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3 Things to Know About Aging Eyes and Common Vision Problems

As people age, they notice various health changes. In addition to experiencing aches, pains and medical problems, they also may notice changes in their vision after age 40. People may need prescription eyeglasses or contacts to help them see objects close up or far away. But after age 60, people need to watch for signs … Read Full Article

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What to Know About Stress and Vision Problems

Americans are stressed. About 78% report feeling stressed every week. About one in seven are stressed every day. People experience stress in different ways. And it can be triggered by any number of life’s challenges. Here’s what you should know about the correlation between mental stress and vision problems. Vision stress symptoms Many people struggle … Read Full Article

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How Your Vision Changes After 40

After age 40, many people notice changes in their bodies, including their vision. Suddenly people are reaching for reading glasses, often called readers, to see the keyboard or other close-up objects. Or, adults with prescription eyeglasses need bifocal or trifocal lenses to read signs or see things far away. Eye doctors say these changes are … Read Full Article

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Innovative Technologies That Enhance Vision

People get 90% of the information in the world around them through their eyes. Good vision helps people enjoy a higher quality of life. But people’s vision can change due to aging and disease. Researchers are actively studying ways to keep people’s eyes healthy. Review the following innovative technologies that enhance vision. Sustained-release medications Glaucoma … Read Full Article

Do Digital Devices Cause Vision Problems?

Nearly everything in life has a digital connection, from smart TVs and smartphones to computers, game devices and tablets. Americans today spend hours on their screens. Nearly 85% of people use digital devices daily. About 31% say they use them all the time. Increased screen time can lead to digital eye strain, causing vision discomfort … Read Full Article

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Blue Light from Digital Devices May Cause Eye Strain

Blue light is everywhere. It is one of the colors that enriches the beauty of the world around us. It comes from the sun, fluorescent and LED lights, and flat-screen TVs. However, blue light also is emitted from digital devices. Since the pandemic, people are spending more and more hours using their smartphones, tablets and … Read Full Article

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How Secondhand Smoke Impacts Children’s Eyes and Hearts

For years, Americans have known that breathing secondhand smoke isn’t healthy. Secondhand smoke contains over 7,000 chemicals, putting both adults and children at risk for medical problems. These problems include ear infections, pneumonia, coughing, sore throat, sniffling, sneezing and asthma. Recently, researchers found that secondhand smoke also impacts children’s eyes and hearts. Damages sight Researchers … Read Full Article