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  • Halloween Health Horror Story: Why Decorative Contact Lenses Are Scarier than Jason, Chucky and Michael Myers

    Oct 21, 2014
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    Halloween is just around the corner, and that means amazing costumes are in order! But be warned: Every year around this spooky time, eye doctors see an uptick in eye injuries, irritations and infections caused by decorative, over-the-counter (OTC) contact lenses. So, if you’re thinking about enhancing your Halloween zombie or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle costume with ghoulish or colored contact lenses, read this story first.
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  • Protecting your eyes in the digital age

    Oct 20, 2014
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    Computer Vision Syndrome is the most common eye condition associated with the use of digital technology.
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  • Fall foods to protect your eyes from macular degeneration

    Oct 17, 2014
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    Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people over age 55.
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  • Macular Degeneration FAQs

    Oct 15, 2014
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    Macular degeneration is one such eye condition that primarily affects adults over age 60. It is also the leading cause of vision loss in this age group.
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  • Tips for reducing fall allergy eye irritation

    Oct 09, 2014
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    Autumn is now in full swing, and that means many North Texans are dealing with itchy, watery eyes and other symptoms of fall allergies.
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  • Eye Injury Prevention Month

    Oct 06, 2014
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    October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, and we want to be sure you know how you can prevent common eye injuries.
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  • Why Contacts Are More Risky than LASIK: 4 Serious Contact Lens Complications That Jeopardize Eye Health

    Oct 02, 2014
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    Recently, a horror story about microscopic bugs (the ancanthamoeba) eating through the corneas of a Taiwanese student made headlines. The young woman, who is now blind in both eyes, unwisely wore limited-wear, disposable contacts for several months, and even went swimming during this period.
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  • October events for the whole family

    Oct 02, 2014
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    Now that the sweltering summer temps are behind us, it’s time to get outside and enjoy some outdoor events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
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  • Juicing and Smoothies: The Best Recipes For Eye Health

    Sep 30, 2014
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    Homemade juices and smoothies have become popular in recent years, and for good reason. For those of us who struggle to eat enough fruits and veggies, juicing or blending up smoothies is an excellent way to increase your daily dose of vitamins and nutrients.
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  • Glaucoma: Risk Factors and Prevention

    Sep 23, 2014
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    Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the fluid in the eye does not flow properly, resulting in a buildup of pressure inside the eye. As pressure rises in the eye, optic nerves are damaged, leading to blindness. It is an eye condition that can affect people of any age, but it is often diagnosed in mid to late adulthood, and adults over age 50 are at increased risk of developing the condition.
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  • Train Your Eyes With Eye Exercises

    Sep 18, 2014
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    If you suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, headaches, tired eyes or difficulty paying attention, you may benefit from eye exercises.
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  • Is It Time for “The Talk”?

    Sep 17, 2014
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    Are you concerned about your elderly parent having a car accident? Telling mom or dad that it’s time to relinquish their car keys and give up driving can be one of the most difficult conversations for adult children. At the same time, avoiding “the talk” can be a matter of life or death. Statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reveal that the death rate for drivers who are 70 or older is three times the rate of drivers ages 35 to 54.
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  • Eat Your Way to Healthy Eyes With Fall Produce

    Sep 16, 2014
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    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
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    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
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    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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