Best Ways to Prevent Digital Eye Strain

With the marked increase in the use of digital devices and technology, digital eye strain, or “computer vision syndrome”, has become a fact of life. More than 80 percent of Americans of all ages use digital devices for more than two hours a day, sometimes using multiple devices at a time. Our lives require extended use of computers and this strains the eyes more than looking at print. Eye strain usually starts after about two or more hours in front of a computer screen.

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Laser Eye Surgery vs. Contacts: A Pro Con Comparison

If you’re a contact lens wearer considering LASIK surgery, there are many factors to contemplate. Until recently, doctors and patients thought that LASIK might be riskier than contacts, but this is no longer the case. We suggest considering the pros and cons of each prior to scheduling laser eye surgery or switching from glasses to contacts.

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What is a Cataract and How are Cataracts Removed?

What is a cataract?

A cataract is a gradual clouding of the natural lens in the eye and can develop as one ages. Over time, this natural lens, which is normally transparent and helps to focus light, becomes clouded with protein deposits. This ultimately reduces light that reaches the retina, and images become blurred or faded. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes; by age 80, about half of all Americans can develop them.

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6 Myths of LASIK Eye Surgery

If you’re considering an investment in LASIK surgery, you should know that it is the safest, most successful and most commonly practiced type of refractive eye surgery in the U.S. Despite these facts, quite a bit of misinformation exists about this procedure. Does it hurt? Will you go blind if something goes wrong? Should you see the least expensive eye surgeon you can? Take a few moments to learn more about some myths regarding LASIK:

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Diabetes and the Eyes

There are two main types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 Diabetes (formerly Juvenile Diabetes) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the insulin producing cells in the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone which regulates the absorption of glucose into the cells of your body. Without insulin, the body is unable to absorb and use glucose, the body’s main source of energy.  Type 1 is usually diagnosed in children and young adults and only 5-10% of diabetics have this form of the disease. With the help of insulin therapy and other treatments Type 1 Diabetics can learn to manage their condition and live long, healthy, happy lives.

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