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Floaters: Why Do They Occur?

[caption id="attachment_669" align="alignright" width="200"] What Do Those Floater Shapes Mean?You may experience slightly different symptoms depending on the way your floaters develop. This list describes the most common shapes.Strings, Circles, Cobwebs, Dark Specks and Squiggly Lines. You will probably see one of these floater types...

How Does Aging Affect Your Eyes?

[caption id="attachment_563" align="alignright" width="200"] 3 Tips to Preserve Your EyesightMaintaining good vision is important as you age. Protect your eyesight by following these tips:See Your Eye Doctor Every YearYour optometrist will examine your eyes and look for any conditions that could affect your eyesight. During...

What is Retinal Detachment?

[caption id="attachment_681" align="alignright" width="200"] Who Is at Risk for Retinal DetachmentCertain people are at higher risk for retinal detachment than others. You may be at increased risk if you:Had a recent eye injuryAre very nearsightedHave diabetic retinopathy. If you have this condition, fluid from leaking...

What to Know About Color Blindness

[caption id="attachment_678" align="alignright" width="200"] Increased Risk Factors for Color BlindnessAlthough most cases of color blindness are inherited, some people develop an acquired form of the disease. Risk factors for this type of color blindness include:Diseases. If you have leukemia, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, liver disease, glaucoma...

What You Need to Know About Dry Eye

[caption id="attachment_675" align="alignright" width="200"] When the Tears Don't StopAlthough having too many tears is not as uncomfortable as suffering from dry eye, watery eyes can be very annoying and may even interfere with your vision.What causes watery eyes?Watery eyes can occur if you have allergies,...

All About Glaucoma

[caption id="attachment_672" align="alignright" width="200"] What Are Cataracts?Cataracts develop when the lens of your eye becomes clouded. The normally transparent lens is located directly behind your iris and helps focus light on your retina. Cataracts tend to develop in people who are older, but can occur...

What to Expect During a Routine Eye Exam

[caption id="attachment_666" align="alignright" width="200"] 3 Signs Your Child Might Need to Visit the Eye DoctorYou are probably very familiar with your eyesight, but your children rely on you to help them understand what’s normal and what isn’t. As they grow and learn, they will become...

Diabetic Retinopathy: What Is It?

[caption id="attachment_663" align="alignright" width="200"] Reduce Your RiskBetween 40 and 45 percent of all diabetic patients have some form of diabetic retinopathy, but there are some actions you can take to reduce your likelihood of developing the condition.If you have diabetes, it is important to regularly...

5 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Eye Health

[caption id="attachment_660" align="alignright" width="200"] Exercise Your EyesUse these simple exercises to relieve tension throughout your eye area.An Exercise in FocusHold a pen at arm’s length, focus your eyes on it and slowly bring the pen closer to your face until it is about 6 inches...