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What is Macular Degeneration and How Can It Be Treated?

Macular Degeneration is a common disease of the retina among older adults as it is usually an age-related condition. It’s a disease that may exhibit no symptoms in some people, while others may experience blurriness and distortion in their central vision. This is due to damage to the macula. The macula is the central region of the retina and is

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The Correlation Between Diabetes and Eye Disease

The Correlation Between Diabetes and Eye Disease

If you have diabetes, it’s important to understand that you are at a higher risk for certain eye diseases that could cause severe vision loss or blindness. November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, which was created so that diabetics are aware of the correlation between diabetes and eye disease, and to educate and encourage prevention, early detection, and treatment.

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What is Dry Eye Syndrome and How is it Treated?

Dry Eye Syndrome is very common; in fact, approximately 16.4 million Americans have been diagnosed with dry eye. This condition is characterized by a chronic lack of lubrication and moisture on the eye’s surface, which is needed to keep your eyes healthy, comfortable, and seeing well. Without that critical layer of moisture, eyes can become irritated and cause symptoms such

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What’s the Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness?

During your last routine eye exam your eye doctor may have diagnosed you with a common eye condition, either nearsightedness or farsightedness, but perhaps you aren’t sure exactly what those terms mean, or what causes them. With perfect vision, you should be able to see clearly up close and far away, but if you have nearsightedness or farsightedness those abilities

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Monitoring Glaucoma: The Key to Preventing Further Vision Loss

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes for blindness in people over age 60. If you are over 60, it’s important that you regularly see your eye doctor and if you’ve been diagnosed with glaucoma, stick to prescribed treatments to help protect against vision loss. Unfortunately, once you lose vision from glaucoma, it can’t be restored, so preventative measures and

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Navigating Life with Dry Eye

Living with chronic dry eye can really have a negative impact on things most of us take for granted like reading a book, watching TV, working on a computer, or driving a car. Dry eye symptoms caused by the eyes not producing or retaining tears properly can be debilitating for some people, causing redness, burning, itching, blurry vision, excessive tearing

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Signs You Might Have Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a common eye condition in which the front surface of the eye known as the cornea, or the lens inside the eye has mismatched curves. A healthy eye is perfectly round, like a ball, and when light enters the eye it is refracted evenly to create a single, sharp image. When an eye has astigmatism, it is shaped

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5 Tips for Healthy Vision

Healthy vision is one of those things that many people take for granted, but not being able to see clearly or having eye issues can really impact your quality of life. It’s important to do everything you can to ensure that your eyes are healthy, so you can continue doing all the activities you enjoy most, such as reading, traveling,

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Tyson Eye Named to Top 100 Best Companies List

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Tyson Eye was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For. The annual Best Companies To Work For In Florida list featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine ranks 100 companies in small, medium and large employer categories. To participate, companies or government entities were required to have at least 15 workers

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Protecting Eyes Against the Summer Heat

Hot summer temperatures can not only make us sweaty and uncomfortable, but they can also impact our eye health and vision. Here are some ways that you can protect your eyes from the heat and other summer perils. Hot Weather Eye Issues: 1. Dry Eyes Soaring temperatures can cause the tear film on your eyes to dry more quickly, causing

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