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Are Polarized Sunglasses Better?

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In South Florida, nearly every day is a beach day. We’re lucky to live in a place where snowbirds go on vacation. It also makes sun protection an important consideration though, especially when it comes to our vision. Many of us already own sunglasses with ultraviolet (UV)...
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What is a Pinguecula?

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A pinguecula is a growth on the conjunctiva (the white part of your eye) that looks like a yellow spot or bump. Experts think it is caused by a combination of exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, wind, or dust and dry eyes. Pinguecula Symptoms How can you tell if you’re...
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Pink Eye Symptoms

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Your eyes are burning and you feel like something is stuck in one of them. You head to the bathroom mirror to check it out and notice they look red, puffy and have discharge coming from them. What’s going on? Pink eye (also known as “conjunctivitis”) occurs when the conjunctiva...
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Signs of Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in people older than age 60, according to the Mayo Clinic. It’s a group of eye conditions that cause damage to the optic nerve, which is vital to your vision. The signs of glaucoma will differ, depending on the type. In some instances,...
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Vision vs. Medical Insurance: What’s the Difference?

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There are a few different types of insurance plans that may come into play at your next ophthalmologist visit — medical, vision, and Medicare / Medicaid. But the two that often cause the most confusion is vision vs. medical insurance. What’s the difference between the two?...
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What is ‘Blepharoplasty’?

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Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is typically done to either remove “bags” from underneath the eyes or to remove excess skin from the upper eye lid that’s blocking your field of vision. Here are some common questions patients have about the surgery — and the personal...
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Four Types of Intraocular Lenses

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A cataract can cause your eye’s lens to become “cloudy,” like looking through a foggy windshield. During cataract surgery, your clouded eye lens is removed and replaced with a clear, intraocular lens. Similar to the function of your eye’s natural lens, the intraocular lens bends...
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When to Have Cataract Surgery

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By our 80th birthday, half of us will have cataracts, according to Harvard Health. Cataracts are a condition that causes your eye’s own lens to slowly change from clear to cloudy. It typically occurs over time, but you don’t have to be in your senior years to be susceptible to...
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Five Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

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As we kick off the New Year, we reexamine our lives and look for small ways to make meaningful changes. The food we fill our plate with is a good place to start. It has the ability to affect our minds and our bodies, including our eyes. 

Certain foods can decrease your risk of...
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Four Ways to Rest Your Eyes & Mind This Holiday Season

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You’re in non-stop holiday mode, decking the halls, cleaning the house to prepare for guests, and shopping online, in search of the perfect gift. The lack of sleep, increased screen time, and never ending to-do list can start to weigh heavy on your mind and body, unless you give...