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Two people in the produce section of the grocery store, once of whom is visually impaired, using a cane and carrying a basket of groceries.

Feed Your Eyes: Food for Your Eye Health

By Allison Kollar / September 28, 2018 / 0 Comments

What you eat and drink on a daily basis impacts your overall health, everyone knows that, right? But did you know what you eat can specifically affect your eye health? Dr. Leland Carr OD, professor of optometry at Northeastern State University of Oklahoma, reports that eating a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables, along with […]

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6 Tips for Healthy Eyes

By Allison Kollar / September 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

Everyone knows that it is important to care for your overall health and diet. We visit the dentist and doctor regularly, but how often do we see an eye care professional? Incorporating eye health as part of your regular health check-ups can help prevent damage and disease, and help your maintain your vision. 1. Get […]

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A mother holding her baby while the doctor examines the baby's eyes.

Eye Health is a Critical Part of a Child’s Development

By Allison Kollar / September 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

We all know that seeing clearly is important for a child’s success in the classroom. Healthy vision is critical for children to read, write, and even play. Roughly 80% of a child’s learning comes through their eyes. Poor vision, or the inability to see clearly, cannot only affect a child’s academic performance, but also their […]

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Comparison of normal vision and farsightedness and nearsightedness.

Unlike Most Eye Disorders, This One Can be Corrected

By Michael Marrone / September 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

How Do We See? Light. It is how we see. Without it, our vision would be nonexistent. When light enters the eye, it is refracted (bent) to provide a precise point of focus and, for 20/20 vision, the focus point must be on the retina. Light enters the photoreceptors, which is where light-sensitive cells capture […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the vision with glaucoma.

A Disruption in Your Aqueous Humor Could Be Serious

By Michael Marrone / September 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Types There are two types of glaucoma, Open-angle and Angle-close. Open-angle is the most common and occurs when fluid does not flow, as it should. The trabecular meshwork, which is the drain structure in your eye, will appear to be functioning, but after further inspection, it will be determined that it is failing. Angle-close is […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the vision with diabetic retinopathy.

Nearly 10% of the Population is at Risk for this Disorder

By Michael Marrone / September 6, 2017 / 0 Comments

According to the CDC, over 29 million Americans, or 9.3% of the population, are affected by diabetes. Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition that occurs only in people who have diabetes and it can be a serious threat to their vision. Types of Diabetic Retinopathy There are two types of diabetic retinopathy, Nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy (NPDR) […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the vision with macular degeneration.

We All Need To Protect Our Macula

By Michael Marrone / August 23, 2017 / 0 Comments

The macula, which is located in the center of the eye, absorbs blue and ultraviolet lights that enter the eye. It also determines our ability to read, watch television, use a phone, and recognize faces. Macular degeneration affects more Americans than cataracts and glaucoma combined, which makes it the leading cause of vision loss. What […]

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Two images intended to be identical as a side by side comparison of normal vision compared to the blurred vision of cataracts.

This Eye Disorder Impacts Over 20 Million People Nationwide

By Michael Marrone / August 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

Cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans, and by the year 2020, it will affect an additional 8 million Americans. With these numbers in mind, it is no wonder why cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 years old. Types of Cataracts Subcapsular – Occurs at the back of […]

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A man having his eyes examined with medical equipment.

Top 5 Most Common Eye Disorders

By Michael Marrone / August 10, 2017 / 0 Comments

We wrote this blog to provide an informed perspective of the most common eye disorders that some individuals are faced with in their day-to-day life. In future blogs, we will dive deep into the specific details regarding these disorders. Cataracts You can develop cataracts at any age, but it is more common as you get […]

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Closeup of someone squinting their eyes shut tight.

Why is Blinking Important?

By Michael Marrone / August 7, 2017 / 0 Comments

Have you ever entered a staring competition? If so, you may notice that your eyes seem dry and strained after. During the times we are not challenging our friends to staring competitions, we blink roughly 15-20 times per minute. That equates to almost 10% of our day is dedicated to blinking. Keeping Your Eyes Moisturized […]

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