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February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

If you are over the age of 65 and notice your vision starting to fade, there’s a good chance you could be experiencing the onset of age-related macular degeneration. More commonly known as AMD, age-related macular degeneration is a chronic eye condition that occurs when the central part of the retina called the “macula” deteriorates …

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Special Glasses Help Blind Mom See Her Newborn Baby

This one has all the feels. Just like every other new mother, Kathy Beitz got to hold her baby and look him over from head to toe. But unlike most new mothers, Beitz, 29, has been legally blind since she was 11. Though she is not completely blind, Beitz suffers from a form of macular …

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The Importance of Eye Exams for Seniors

It's no secret that as we grow older, our vision often begins to decline. Still, it's not uncommon for aging adults to ignore their bodies and skip routine eye exams or neglect to visit an ophthalmologist. This is especially concerning because one in six Americans age 65 or older has a vision problem that cannot …

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Work Out to Prevent Retinal Disease

With swim suit season in full swing, everyone is hitting the gym or yoga studio to get that rocking summer body. What if all that sweating and ab crunching could not only help you stay fit, but also help prevent the progress of retinal disease? Findings from a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, …

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Are Your Shades Shading Your Eyes from UV Light?

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month, so pull out those aviators, club masters or wayfarers, and keep your eyes in the shade. Just don't sacrifice UV blockage for style. According to the American Optometric Association's 2014 American Eye-Q® Survey, less than one third of people surveyed said UV protection is the most important factor when picking out …

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