Important Facts About Glaucoma That You Need To Know

An estimated 3 million Americans have glaucoma, the second-leading cause of blindness around the world. Glaucoma has a well-earned nickname of “the silent thief of sight” because it can damage your eyes before you even realize you have the disease, so getting a prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential for the best outcome. Caused by… Read More

The Impact of Smoking On Your Eyes

The habit of smoking damages every organ and system in the body, including the eyes. We typically think of lung cancer as the main health risk associated with smoking, but the parts of the body that have direct contact with the smoke aren’t the only ones hurt by it. As eye health professionals, we want… Read More

The Importance of Eyelashes and Eyebrows

Our eyebrows and eyelashes aren’t just there for decoration. They’re not even just there for helping us make different facial expressions or to make our eyes stand out. They’re actually the first line of defense our eyes have against airborne contaminants and other hazards. How Eyelashes Protect Our Eyes It might seem weird to think… Read More

Defending Our Eyes Against Winter

It may seem strange, but sunglasses are just as important in winter as they are in summer. The same UV rays that give us sunburns on the beach are just as dangerous on a snowy mountain. Even if most of our skin is covered by thick layers of snow gear, our eyes can still be… Read More

Thanksgiving Foods That Promote Eye Health

There’s nothing quite like roasted turkey, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. The Thanksgiving table is certainly a symbol of abundance, a meal that nourishes the bond of family and tradition. The foods on this list have another bonus: they’re great for your eyesight! Here are several of the most popular… Read More

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