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Lack of Outdoor Play Affects Vision

The next time you are driving on a beautiful day try and consciously think about how many children you’ve seen playing outside.  The number will astound you. Our culture is one that is keeping children indoors with tablets, handheld games, television and movies and it's more harmful than you might

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Diabetic Retinopathy

Retinopathy is caused by persistent damage to the retina, the light sensitive layer of the eye. Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the retina due to uncontrolled blood sugar. When blood sugars are consistently high blood vessels can be damaged causing the vessel walls to weaken and bulge

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Lifestyle and Genes Interact in AMD Risk

According to new research, lifestyle factors and genes can interact to increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in women. AMD is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is the light-sensitive tissue on the back of the eye that is responsible for the ability

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All Drops Are Not Created Equal

We are often asked by our patients, “Which artificial tears should I be using?”  This is an increasingly relevant question.  As more eye drops flood the market every day, the eye drop aisle in the grocery store becomes more overwhelming.  Selecting the correct ocular lubricant can be a daunting

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Don't Make These Contact Lens Mistakes

We’ve all done it.  You’re in a hurry and you don’t take the time to take care of your contact lenses like you should.  You skip a step in the process, don’t clean them like you should, or maybe just ignore your lenses all together.  What’s the worst that could happen?  According to a recent Center

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