Wellness

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Helping Kids Adjust to Eyeglasses and Contacts

The American Optometric Association recommends that children receive their first eye exam by age 1, the next one at 3 years old and another before starting kindergarten. After that, students should have a yearly comprehensive eye exam to evaluate their total vision—not just a screening to check their ability to see.

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Diagnosing and Curing Pink Eye

The medical term for pink eye is conjunctivitis, and it’s an infection that affects the inside of the eyelid and the thin, clear covering of the white part of the eye (called the conjunctiva). When the tissue becomes inflamed, the blood vessels swell and turn red, making the white area of the eye look pink.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Eye Health

For years medical professionals have touted the benefits of foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids to help lower cholesterol and maintain a healthy heart. Now scientists have discovered the hidden value of omega-3 fatty acids in benefiting eye health.

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Protect Your Eyes from Ultraviolet Rays

Cumulative exposure over time to UV rays can burn the cornea (white portion) of your eyes. The tissues can become inflamed when sunburned, and later in life individuals may experience benign growths on the surface of the eye, skin cancer on the eyelid, formation of cataracts or possibly macular degeneration.

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Focusing on Cataracts

Medical professionals describe cataracts as a clouding of the natural lens, the part of the eye responsible for focusing light and producing clear, sharp images. Unfortunately, many people are not aware that cataracts are forming on their eyes because they develop gradually over time without causing any pain or discomfort.

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Are You at Risk for an Eye Infection?

If you’ve experienced red, itchy eyes, you may have wondered whether it’s a symptom of allergies or dry eyes or a more serious condition, such as an eye infection. Here is an overview of the symptoms associated with both types of ailments.

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