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Ready to Fight Myopia? Go Play Outside!

Children who spend time doing activities outdoors appear to have a lower risk of developing nearsightedness, or myopia, as it is medically termed. This, according to a recent study published at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. We've blogged quite a bit about Myopia, and our doctors are the best in the country at helping men …

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You Think You Know, But You Have No (Eye)dea

It's time for kiddos all around the country to head back to school. So to celebrate, we thought we'd fill your head with some "eye knowledge." We've always made it a point to talk about how incredible the eye is, but we thought we'd devote a post to these crazy, random eye facts. Some of …

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Survey Says…. LASIK > Contact Lenses

A recent survey presented at the World Cornea Congress held in San Diego April 15-17 revealed patient satisfaction with LASIK is better than that with contacts. According to Francis Price, Jr, MD, an ophthalmologist practicing in Indianapolis who presented the results, the research team could not find any studies that compared LASIK to a realistic …

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Use Your Camera Phone to Check for Eye Cancer

A new ad campaign from the UK shows you how to use the flash on a camera, including your phone's, to detect eye cancer in children. Retinoblastoma is a rapidly developing cancer that begins in the retina and generally affects children under the age of five. Despite being the most common malignant eye tumor in …

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Exercise Your Eyes Like a Pro Athlete

Athletes are able to train to have a better swing, throw further, and run faster. But did you know they also train their eyes? Most athletes need their vision to be top notch in order to perform at their best. Recently studies have shown that sports vision training has positive results. Vision training actually has …

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Kids Use Technology More than Parents Think

It’s no secret that parents and children don’t always see eye to eye. While moms and dads usually have the upper hand in these situations, recent studies conducted by the American Optometric Association (AOA) show that kids are increasingly pulling the wool over their parents’ eyes when it comes to the amount of time they spend …

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Can Humans See Near Infrared?

The genre of Science Fiction is full of intriguing scenarios in which human beings are able unlock the full potential of their brains, and, in doing so, develop super-powers and/or super-intelligence. The source of many of these stories is the 10% Myth, a popular urban legend that asserts most humans only use 10% of their …

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Could a Simple Eye Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

If you're old enough to have aging parents, grandparents or great-grandparents, there's a pretty good chance you know a thing or two about dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Maybe you've even seen firsthand its effects on your loved one's mind and body. What you may not realize, though, is that Alzheimer's is not just an "old …

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Get Rid of Computer-related Eye Strain in the Blink of an Eye

Before you start reading this blog post, fully open and close your eyes. Okay, now we’re ready to go. In this day and age of screen inundation, more and more people are complaining about eye fatigue, dry eyes, and eye strain. And it’s not from starting wide-eyed at our MacBooks and tablets and smartphones all …

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Eye Opening Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! The next time you order that Extra Grande Nonfat Vanilla Latte with Double Espresso, rest assured that the surge of caffeine may do more than simply open your eyes. According to a new study out of Cornell University, chlorogenic acid (CGA), a main ingredient in raw coffee, may promote eye health. In …

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