Wellness

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5 Things to Know Before Buying Trendy Sunglasses

Sunglasses made by a famous designer or in a trendy style may accentuate your looks, but they may not protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Here are five things to know before laying out money for a pair of trendy sunglasses. Look for UV protection – Exposure to harmful sun rays … Read Full Article

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7 Reasons Your Pupils Are Tiny

1.  Prescription opioids/narcotics – Some medications contain opioids or narcotics to help people deal with pain and healing following surgery. Or, in some cases opioids help people with serious medical conditions, such as cancer, deal with long-term pain. People who take opioids may develop pinpoint pupils. Prescription medications that contain opioids are oxycodone, morphine, hydrocodone, … Read Full Article

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How to Pick the Right Lenses for Your Prescription Eyeglasses

When visiting the eye doctor’s office do you spend time trying on eyeglass frames, even if you don’t need a new pair? You’re not alone. Prescription eyewear now is a popular fashion statement. Of the nearly three out of four Americans who need vision correction, about 71 percent wear prescription eyeglasses. When buying eyeglasses, people … Read Full Article

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Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Diagnose Two Common Eye Diseases

Researchers continue to find new computer applications for artificial intelligence, known as AI, to perform normal human activities. Recently, scientists studied ways to apply artificial intelligence to diagnose eye diseases. Here’s a summary of their research. Two common eye diseases Many eye diseases can impact vision, but two common conditions can lead to blindness: Macular … Read Full Article

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5 Ways New Technologies Could Improve Your Vision

Do you take your eyes for granted? Often people don’t appreciate the gift of sight until they suddenly notice a vision change. Researchers continually are studying ways to treat vision problems or improve people’s sight. Learn about five ways new technologies could improve your vision. Wavefront analysis – With this technology, eye doctors can create … Read Full Article

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7 Things You Should Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

Millions of people have had LASIK eye surgery since the procedure was performed nearly 23 years ago. But, many people still have questions about LASIK and wonder whether it’s safe. Here are seven things you should know about LASIK eye surgery. What is LASIK? LASIK, officially called laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, corrects nearsightedness, astigmatism and farsightedness. … Read Full Article

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7 Ways to Take Better Care of Your Eyes

Looking people directly in the eye is a powerful way to create a positive first impression. That’s why it’s important to protect your eyes, so you enjoy a lifetime of good vision. Here are seven ways to take better care of your eyes. 1. Follow contact lens care advice– About 45 million Americans wear contact … Read Full Article

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Four Reasons Why You Experience Blurred Vision

After spending time outdoors on a bright, sunny day and then walking into a darker room, your vision can be hazy. But after blinking several times and allowing your eyes to adjust, normal vision should return. There are many natural reasons for experiencing blurred vision, but it also can be a symptom of a serious … Read Full Article

Why kids need time outdoors to improve their eyesight

Kids today spend many hours indoors, working on digital devices, watching TV, reading, or doing close-up work. While these activities can help boost kids’ brainpower, medical professionals are concerned about the increase in the number of kids diagnosed with myopia, also known as nearsightedness. A primary reason is that kids spend too many hours inside. … Read Full Article

5 ways to keep your eyes healthy after age 60

Adults in their late 30s and early 40s often start noticing changes in their vision, requiring eye drops or prescription eyewear to correct the problem. These changes can become more pronounced over the next 20 to 30 years. Review five ways to keep your eyes healthy after age 60. Schedule eye exams – After age … Read Full Article