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WebAn ophthalmologist — Eye M.D. — is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have completed college and …

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Diet and Nutrition

WebLegumes (beans and lentils), seeds, meat/seafood, dairy, and eggs are all good sources of zinc. Lutein and zeaxanthin. Both of these nutrients are found naturally …

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Eye Exam and Vision Testing Basics

WebIf your eyes are healthy and vision is good, you should have a complete exam by your ophthalmologist once in your 20s and twice in your 30s. If you have an infection, …

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Tips and Prevention

WebLatest Tips and Prevention. Wearable Devices May Help Prevent Diabetic Eye Disease, Study Suggests. MAY 23, 2024 By Reena Mukamal. Wearable devices like …

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What Is Glaucoma

WebIt happens gradually, where the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should (like a clogged drain). As a result, eye pressure builds and starts to damage the optic …

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Nearsightedness: What Is Myopia

WebNearsightedness (myopia) is when close-up objects look clear but distant objects are blurry. For instance, you can read a map clearly but have trouble seeing well …

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How Much Do You Know About Eye Health

WebVision loss in adults increases the risks of injury and death, a fact that more than half of Americans know. But the impacts of vision loss are underappreciated by …

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Encontrar un oftalmólogo

WebLos oftalmólogos son doctores especializados en el cuidado médico y quirúrgico de los ojos. Ellos diagnostican y tratan todas las enfermedades oculares. Muchos de ellos dirigen …

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Healthy Vision Month: How to Stay in Shape to Protect Your Eyes

WebThe best way to take care of your eyes during May’s Healthy Vision Month and year-round is to look after your overall health and get eye exams when you should. …

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36 Fabulous Foods to Boost Eye Health

WebVitamin E can be found in avocados, almonds and sunflower seeds. Cold-water fish with omega-3 fatty acids. Diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids from cold-water fish …

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What Is Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) or Graves' eye disease

WebThyroid Eye Disease (or TED, also known as Graves’ eye disease) is an autoimmune condition. It happens when the thyroid gland is not working the way it …

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Eye Twitching Causes and Treatment

WebMost common eyelid twitches are harmless, slight, and do not affect your vision. However, there are some neurological problems that can make eyelid muscles …

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What Is an Ophthalmologist vs Optometrist

WebAn ophthalmologist is a medical doctor, and the only eye doctor with a medical degree (MD). An optometrist is not a medical doctor but is often referred to as an …

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"Are My Eyes Changing Because I’m Just Getting Older

WebThe clouds are actually tiny clumps of cells floating in the vitreous gel, the clear gel-like fluid inside the eye, and are also called "floaters." The flashes of light are …

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How to Read an Eyeglasses Prescription

WebA minus sign (−) next to the number means nearsightedness (you see better up close and need distance correction). A plus sign (₊) indicates you are farsighted (you …

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LASIK — Laser Eye Surgery

WebLASIK is a laser eye surgery used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. A laser is used to reshape the cornea and improve the way the eye focuses …

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10 Things To Do Today To Prevent Vision Loss From Glaucoma

Web3. Eat well to see well. Eat plenty of leafy green vegetables and colored fruits, berries and vegetables every day. They contain vitamins and minerals that protect your …

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What Is Astigmatism

WebWith astigmatism, light rays do not refract (or bend) properly as they enter the front of the eye. Vision is blurry at near and far because light rays either fall short of …

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30 Apps, Devices and Technologies for People With Vision …

WebTechnology tools can help make everyday life easier for people with vision impairments. Whether you need more support navigating to a destination, reading, or …

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