December is Safe Toys & Celebration Month!

Gift Giving, Safe Toys, and the Eye Along with Holidays comes the excitement of gift giving and seeing the happy glowing faces of our children. Often time’s people are so excited to purchase a gift for a youngster, they cannot see the danger the toy actually presents. Many shoppers wh
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Your eye doctor may detect common disorders such as high blood pressure, diabetes, rare genetic disorders, and life threatening cancers…
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Did you know there is a correlation between your eyes and your colon…
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Hyperopia (farsightedness) affects people who can see faraway , but have difficulty seeing objects up close. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Hyperopia may also be caused by one eye that is too short, this causes light to focus behind the retina. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Presbyopia affects mainly the older population as this condition blurs near vision, this blurriness is caused by the gradual loss of the natural lens in the eye. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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Seeing Stars? When the vitreous gel rubs or pulls on the retina, you may see what looks like flashing lights or lighting streaks. You may have had this same sensation if you have ever been hit in the eye, and seen stars!
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The retina will tear if the vitreous gel pulls away from the wall of eye. Ref. American Academy of Ophthalmology
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 Medicare provides coverage of an annual glaucoma screening for beneficiaries in at least one of the following high risk groups: Individuals with diabetes mellitus Individuals with a family history of glaucoma African-Americans age 50 and older Hispanic-Americans age 65 and older A Me
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Floaters are actually clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous. Vitreous is the clear gel like fluid that fills the inside of your eye!
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