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  • Eat Your Way to Healthy Eyes With Fall Produce

    Sep 16, 2014
    Just like the rest of your body, your eyes require certain nutrients to stay healthy and keep your vision clear and strong. Eating a healthy diet rich in whole foods is good for your entire body, but there are certain foods that are especially good for your eyes.
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  • Signs and Causes of Night Vision Problems

    Sep 12, 2014
    If you have trouble seeing at night, you’re not alone. Night vision problems affect millions of Americans, and while difficulty seeing at night may simply be the result of aging or an early sign of cataracts, night vision problems can also signal more serious eye conditions.
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  • Healthy Aging Month: Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Vision Loss

    Sep 09, 2014
    September is Healthy Aging Month, a month set aside to encourage people to take personal responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Vision problems are common with age, and many people over age 40 will experience some age-related vision loss due to presbyopia, which can make it difficult to see to read and perform other simple tasks. Presbyopia is not dangerous, and is typically corrected with eyeglasses or bifocals.
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  • Save Your Sight Month: The Importance of Routine Eye Exams

    Sep 08, 2014
    Since 1989, September has been known as “Save Your Sight Month” in an effort to encourage people to get their eyes checked regularly. As the saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul—and they’re also the window to your overall health. Problems with your vision can be an indicator of eye health and even your overall health, and a comprehensive eye exam is most effective means of diagnosing serious eye conditions.
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  • Dallas Events You Won't Want to Miss This September

    Sep 04, 2014
    Summer is coming to an end, and Dallasites are gearing up for some of their favorite autumn events. Here are a few local events we can’t wait for this September.
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  • Early 50s, Dependent on Readers and Afraid to Drive at Night? You May Need Cataract Surgery

    Aug 27, 2014
    If you’re in your late 40s or early 50s, your odds of needing cataract surgery are greater than ever before. According to Key-Whitman President and Chief Surgeon Jeffery Whitman, M.D., “We’ve noticed over the past 10 or 15 years that people are getting cataracts at a younger age. It’s now very common to see people in their early 50s or even late 40s with cataracts.”
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  • Can an annual eye exam save your life?

    Aug 20, 2014
    7 Surprising Ways Eye Doctors Use Technology to Elevate Patient Care. Do you think an eye exam is simply something you should do to improve your vision? Not any more. With today’s technology, your eye doctor could also spot life-threatening health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and more. That’s a great reason not to wait until you notice vision changes or need new glasses or contact lenses to schedule an eye appointment.
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  • The Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment at Key-Whitman

    Aug 19, 2014
    Not every type of eye surgery is used to correct vision. Sometimes, cosmetic surgery and treatments are needed to correct conditions affecting the tissue surrounding the eye. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is one form of cosmetic treatment offered at Key-Whitman.
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  • Four Common Eye Injuries and What to Do About Them

    Aug 15, 2014
    At some point, we will all experience the stinging and burning associated with getting something in our eyes, or the pain that comes from an eye injury. Knowing what to do when your eyes are injured can help prevent serious damage to the eye.
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  • Keeping your eyes safe on the playing field

    Aug 13, 2014
    Sports are the cause of more than 40,000 eye injuries each year, and those injuries can do serious damage to the eye. Blunt trauma and impact injuries, penetrating or piercing injuries and radiation injuries are the most common eye injuries among athletes, depending on the sport they play.
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  • What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

    Aug 07, 2014
    Diabetes affects the body in numerous ways, and it can even affect the eyes. Diabetic eye disease, or diabetic retinopathy, is an eye condition that may result from diabetes. The disease occurs when blood vessels in the back of the eye weaken and leak fluid, or when abnormal blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. These abnormal blood vessels can hemorrhage.
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  • Five Family-Friendly DFW Events in August

    Aug 05, 2014
    The Texas summer heat may be at its peak, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of fun to be had in Dallas this month! Here are a few upcoming events you and your family might enjoy, indoors or out.
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  • Got headaches? See your eye doctor

    Aug 04, 2014
    Headaches are common, and in most cases, a small headache is nothing to worry about. However, persistent headaches may have a serious cause and shouldn’t be ignored. Common, non-threatening headaches are often caused by lifestyle factors like alcohol, processed foods, lack of sleep, poor posture, stress and vision changes.
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  • What is a Cataract?

    Aug 01, 2014
    What is a cataract? A cataract is the clouding over the focusing lens of the eye which is located just behind the pupil. A cataract is not a growth or film. It may be that all you need is a change in glasses, but these symptoms can be a sign of cataracts.
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  • Vitamin Eye: Can vitamin supplements improve eye health?

    Jul 31, 2014
    The business of dietary supplements is no small affair. It’s so big in fact, that Americans spent an estimated $30 billion on vitamins and supplements in 2011. Recently, vitamin supplements to promote eye health have become increasingly popular – but do they really work?
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  • How to protect your eyes from aging

    Jul 29, 2014
    As we age, our bodies change. Weight gain, graying hair, wrinkles—each of these can be a sign of aging. Vision changes can also be a normal part of the aging process. Most adults will begin to notice changes in vision by the time they reach 40. Many will require new prescription lenses or reading glasses. Presbyopia is the name given to this natural decline in vision that affects the ability to see and read at a close distance.
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  • Serving those who have served: Key-Whitman tapped to expedite vision care for DFW veterans

    Jul 24, 2014
    Two weeks before the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital controversy dominated headlines, Key-Whitman Eye Center's Director of Patient Accounting Matt Chapman received a call from the Dallas VA Medical Center. "The Dallas VA was hoping to expedite eye care services for veterans located in the DFW Metroplex, and they wanted to know if we could help with their patient overflow. We immediately said yes," says Chapman.
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  • Warning signs of age-related eye conditions

    Jul 24, 2014
    Eye conditions can affect people of all ages, but as we age, our eyes may become more prone to eye conditions that could lead to serious vision loss or even blindness. The best way to protect your vision is to keep up with regular eye exams, but educating yourself on the warning signs of common eye conditions is also important in preventing permanent vision loss.
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  • Importance of nutrition in Dry Eye Disease

    Jul 16, 2014
    Nutrition is a key ingredient for healthy eyes. Vitamins and minerals found in many whole foods can help prevent a number of health conditions. In recent years, researchers have also made a connection between nutrition and dry eye disease. Dehydration can make dry eye symptoms worse, so staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water can also help alleviate symptoms of dry eye syndrome. According to the Institute of Medicine, women need about 91 ounces of water per day to stay hydrated, while men need about 125 ounces per day.
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  • Summer nutrition for healthy eyes

    Jul 15, 2014
    Did you know that the foods you eat can help protect your eyes from many common eye conditions? Nutrition plays an important role in preventing conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Summer foods that are good for your eyes include strawberries, tomatoes, avocados and peppers. These and many other fresh fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that will help protect your eyes from common eye conditions that can result in vision loss.
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