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Eye Health Blog

Our eye health blog answers your most pressing questions about eye care, vision and common eye ailments.

You might suffer from dry eye — and wonder how you can prevent it. Maybe you’re planning to get cataract surgery and want to know what to expect. Or you might just be looking to change up your diet to include more types of food that promote eye health.

Whatever your needs, our eye health blog can empower you with insights to inform your decisions.

The eye doctor is “in.”

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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...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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...