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What is a cataract?

What is a Cataract and How is it Treated?

Cataracts are a very common eye condition in which protein builds up on the lens of the eye, clouding the lens and making it hard to see clearly. Over 24.4 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, and, by age 75, approximately half of all Americans have a cataract. Age is the number one risk factor for developing cataracts, although there are other

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Why vision care is important to overall health

Why Vision Care is Important for Overall Health

You may have heard the expression that “the eyes are the windows to the soul”, but they are also windows to your overall health. While regular eye exams are crucial to protecting your vision and preventing, identifying, or treating eye disease, they can also detect a number of health conditions early even before you start showing symptoms. Early Detection of

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How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

Getting a regular eye exam is as important to your health as getting your annual physical or seeing the dentist, but some people only get their eyes examined when they are experiencing vision problems. Many eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, may not have any symptoms until you start experiencing vision loss. If these conditions are caught early

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What to Eat for Healthier Vision in the New Year

You may think that deteriorating eyesight is a natural consequence of getting older, but there’s good news. The Age-related Eye Disease Study revealed that eating certain foods that contain specific nutrients can reduce the risk of age-related decline in your vision by up to 25%. Those nutrients that are proven to boost eye health include zinc, copper, vitamin C, vitamin

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