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How to Reduce Glare when Driving at Night

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 in Articles | 0 comments

How to Reduce Glare when Driving at Night

Driving at night can be a daunting task for new or even experienced drivers; the highest crash rates occur at nighttime (6:00PM – 6:00AM). Additionally, traffic fatality rates are three to four times higher at night than during the daytime.[1]The danger arises from the fact that vision is severely limited (low lights decrease depth perception and peripheral vision and cause the pupils to dilate, often blurring vision), glare from the headlights of other vehicles can temporarily blind you, and it is more likely that people may be driving...

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Summer Fun in the Sun

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Summer Fun in the Sun

Just as the sun’s rays can damage your skin with sunburn, premature aging and skin cancer, it can also be bad for your eyes.   Growing evidence suggests that long-term exposure to UV rays can lead to macular degeneration and cataracts, serious eye conditions that can cause vision impairment or loss. Use Your Sun Sense You can enjoy the sun and still protect your eyes from damage if you take a few basic precautions: If at all possible, limit your time in the sun Wear a wide-brimmed hat Wear sunglasses that filter 99% of UV rays Protect...

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Eight Ways To Protect Your Eyesight

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in Articles | 2 comments

Eight Ways To Protect Your Eyesight

Protecting your eyesight is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your quality of life. These eight tips will help you safeguard your precious gift of sight: Know your risk for eye problems. Do you or any of your family suffer from diabetes or have a history of high blood pressure? Are you obese or a smoker? These traits increase your risk for sight-threatening eye diseases. Monitor your vision. Trouble signs to look for include hazy vision, reduced color vision, and glare or difficulty seeing clearly when driving at night....

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Computer Eye Strain: 10 Steps for Relief

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Computer Eye Strain: 10 Steps for Relief

If you work at a computer, there’s a good chance you experience computer eye strain. Eye strain and associated symptoms from prolonged computer work such as blurred vision, headaches and muscle strain are called computer vision syndrome, or CVS. According to AllAboutVision.com, these 10 easy steps can reduce your risk of computer eye strain and CVS: 1. Get an eye exam. Report any computer vision symptoms to your eye doctor. Correcting even minor vision problems can make computer use more comfortable. 2. Use proper lighting. Reduce...

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Eye Twitching and Eyelid Twitches

Posted by on Apr 20, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Eye Twitching and Eyelid Twitches

Have you ever had an annoying eyelid twitch? Episodes of eye twitching (really, it’s the eyelid that twitches) are common. These twitches generally are harmless and are not a sign of an eye problem or medical condition. Usually only the bottom lid of one eye is involved, but the top eyelid also can twitch. Most eye twitches come and go, but some can last for days or even weeks. Though no one knows for sure why they happen, suspected causes of eyelid twitches include: Stress. Our bodies react to stress in different ways, and eyelid...

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Night Vision and Driving: Safety Tips

Posted by on Apr 3, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Night Vision and Driving: Safety Tips

Driving at night always is more difficult than daytime driving, and the challenges of night driving increase with age. Follow these tips to stay safe on the road at night, especially if you are over age 40, recommends AllAboutVision.com. 1. Have a routine eye exam at least once every two years. Even minor changes in your vision can make a big difference in your night vision. 2. If you notice glare with your contact lenses at night, consider wearing glasses. Purchase lenses with anti-reflective coating for the sharpest night vision. 3. If you...

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One More Reason To Give Up Smoking

Posted by on Apr 2, 2012 in Articles | 0 comments

Smoking quadruples risk for vision-stealing eye disease Age-related macular degeneration is a baby-boomer disease that, according to the American Medical Association, affects more than 10 million Americans. It is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over age 65. A study published in the July 2007 issue of Archives of Ophthalmology found that current smokers are four times more likely to develop this eye problem than nonsmokers. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent: “We’re talking about a disease called age-related...

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