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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...

How Often Should You Get an Eye Exam?

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Our eyes, along with the rest of our bodies, changes as we age. Maybe it gets harder to read a favorite book or family recipe. Or you have trouble distinguishing certain colors. For those older than age 40, these can all be common signs of aging. However, scheduling regular eye...

What Causes Dry Eyes & What You Can Do About It

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You wake up in the morning and feel a stinging sensation in your eyes. As you make your way to the bathroom mirror for a closer look, you notice that your eyes look bloodshot. Then your eyes start to water. All of these symptoms, including excessive tears, are associated with dry...
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All About Eye Floaters

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Eye floaters are tiny, cloudy-looking specks appearing in your field of vision. If you have ever struggled with eye floaters yourself, you’ll know they tend to be most prominent when you look at the sky, a white computer screen, or anything that has a solid, light color....

Foods to Improve Eye Health

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Good eyesight is important to lead a normal, healthy lifestyle. The most commonly known tip about foods that improve eye health is to eat orange/yellow fruits and vegetables to improve vision. While this is true, there are many other vitamins, minerals and nutrients that can...