As you age, take steps to keep your eyes healthy
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Aging is a natural part of life and some health challenges can't be avoided. Like any other part of the body, your eyes are susceptible to age-related problems. Age-related risks include dry eye, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. But you can reduce your chances of vision loss and keep your eyes ...

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Contact Lens Hygiene Is Lacking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Contact lens-related keratitis is on the rise, according to a recent CDC report. Approximately 41 million US individuals wear contact lenses, and almost 99% of contact lens wearers surveyed reported at least one behavior that puts them at risk for an eye infection.   Keratitis (cornea inflammation) is a common eye infection ...

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Improper care of contact lenses can cause serious eye infections
Monday, October 10, 2016

Nearly 1 in 5 contact lens-related eye infections reported to a federal database involved a patient who experienced eye damage, according to a report published in CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). The infections, submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Medical Device Report Database, included patients who ...

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Nutrition plays an important role in eye health
Monday, October 03, 2016

There is evidence that nutrients can play an important role in treating and preventing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60 in the United States.

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Make Children’s Eye Health a Priority
Monday, September 19, 2016

Did you know children should begin receiving thorough eye examinations by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist by the age of 3 to ensure their vision is developing properly?  According to the American Optometric Association, one in four children has a vision-related condition. Amblyopia (lazy eye) and refractive error (nearsightedness, farsightedness and ...

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Salvation Army Hosts Pathway Of Hope Fundraising Luncheon Wednesday
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Salvation Army will hold its Pathway of Hope fundraising luncheon Wednesday at the historic Chattanooga Choo-Choo in the Imperial Ballroom at 11:30 a.m.  Three hundred are expected to be in attendance including the new Salvation Army Area Commander, Major Robert Lyle who will deliver the keynote message.   The Brassworks, ...

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Foods that can help boost your eye health
Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Investing in your eye health is potentially one of the most important investments you can make. From having regular eye checks and monitoring any degeneration through to supporting your eye health with a diet full of fresh whole foods – there are many different ways you can support these amazing organs. The ...

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Even with insurance, less affluent kids miss out on eye care
Friday, August 19, 2016

(Reuters Health) – Middle- and lower-income children don’t visit eye doctors as often as wealthier kids, and as a result, thousands of them may have undiagnosed sight-threatening conditions, U.S. researchers say.All of the nearly 900,000 children in the study were covered by a national health insurer, but still, there were ...

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Misusing contact lenses can result in serious eye damage, CDC says
Friday, August 19, 2016

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With Cataracts, My Own Private Light Show
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

PhotoTivoli Gardens amusement park in Copenhagen at night.Credit April O'Hare Over the past three years I’ve been plagued by one of the common curses of aging: cataracts. During that time my vision gradually deteriorated, as the normally transparent natural lenses of my eyes became increasingly opaque, going from a gentle soft ...

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Doing This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight
Friday, June 24, 2016

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A short-lived optical sensation can lead some smartphone users to mistakenly believe they've lost sight in one eye, British doctors report.The temporary vision loss[1] can affect people who read their smartphone in the dark while lying on their side, explained ...

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Blue or green? U.K. split over swatch's color
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

CUMBERNAULD, Scotland (AP) - A survey from a Scottish eye care company could be sparking a color controversy similar to last year's debate over "The Dress." Optical Express says on its website that it conducted a survey in the United Kingdom asking whether a swatch of a teal-type color was ...

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Newest generation of world’s only flying eye hospital unveiled
Friday, June 17, 2016

USA Today Network Sydney Neely, The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal 6:05 p.m. EDT June 17, 2016FedEx and Orbis employees stand in front of the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital after its official christening at the FedEx Express World Hub on Thursday.(Photo: Yalonda ...

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