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    • 27 AUG 14
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    LASIK & Pink Eye

    Conjunctivitis is aptly named “pink eye” because the eyes actually look pink, red or bloodshot due to an inflammation of the clear membranes on the white of the eyes and inside the eyelids. This is a highly contagious condition that is easily spread when it is caused by a virus or bacteria. People of all

    • 19 AUG 14
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    Choose Sunglasses Wisely

    One of the top benefits that LASIK vision correction provides is the opportunity to wear any type of sunglasses you want. Patients who achieve 20/20 vision after LASIK are usually excited to get rid of their expensive prescription sunglasses and start choosing a variety of fashionable sunglasses off-the-rack. While most people know that it’s important

    • 12 AUG 14
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    Foods that Sabotage Eye Health

    Potato chips…cream-filled cakes…cookies…French fries…processed meats… Most people know that consuming too many highly-processed foods will lead to unhealthy weight gain. But researchers have also made a link between the increased risk of eye disease and overindulgence of junk food containing vegetable, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats along with linoleic acid. Consider this: Whether you’ve had excellent

    • 05 AUG 14
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    Will School Make You Nearsighted?

    Researchers in Germany have uncovered a possible link between spending more years in school and the prevalence and severity of nearsightedness. In the Gutenberg Health Study, they looked at 4,658 Germans ages 35-74 who had myopia (nearsightedness), which causes distant objects to appear blurry while close-up objects are clear. The study did not include participants

    • 31 JUL 14
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    “Bionic Eye” Becomes Reality

    If you remember television shows from the 1970s, you’re sure to remember The Six Million Dollar Man. Actor Lee Majors played Col. Steve Austin, an astronaut severely injured in a crash who was later rebuilt with bionic implants in his right arm, legs and left eye. The “bionic man” had super strength, speed and vision.

    • 23 JUL 14
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    Alcohol’s Effects on Night Vision

    We all know that alcohol impairs judgment and coordination and slows reaction time. But here is yet another reason to cut back on your alcohol consumption: A study coming out of the University of Grenada has shown that overconsumption can also adversely affect your night vision. The study examined 67 subjects who had consumed various