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Computer eye strain is the number one eye-related complaint in the United States, and it’s no wonder – the average American adult spends nine hours a day staring into screens. If you’re experiencing eye strain symptoms like itchy, tired, or burning eyes and headaches or loss of focus and spend a large chunk of your day in front of...

If you're experiencing vision problems during pregnancy, they could be normal!
Most pregnant women expect morning sickness, lower back pain, changes in appetite, and swollen feet, but what about changes in vision? Fluctuations in hormones during pregnancy not only affect your mood and appetite, but they can affect your eyesight as well. Fortunately, problems with vision during pregnancy are usually minor and temporary, and eyesight typically returns to normal once...

Paying attention to your contact lens expiration can help prevent eye irritation and infections.
As with over-the-counter drugs and prescription medication, contact lenses have an expiration date—usually one to three years from the date the lenses were manufactured. If you wear contact lenses, it’s important to discard lenses and contact lens solution as soon as they expire since the incorrect care of lenses and solutions can increase the risk of eye infections, corneal...

Soothing your eyes during an allergy attack is important.
People who have allergies tend to focus on finding quick solutions for symptoms like sneezing, sniffling, and nasal congestion, but what about itchy, burning, watery, or swollen eyes? Eye allergies, also referred to as ocular allergies or allergic conjunctivitis, affect one in five Americans. Luckily, the same treatments and strategies employed to ease nasal allergy symptoms can work for...

More than 25 million people worldwide are affected by age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, which is the leading cause of blindness in those over 55. Although failing vision is generally accepted as a natural part of aging, in many cases age-related macular degeneration is largely preventable through an antioxidant-rich diet. While certain health conditions can have a detrimental impact...

Diabetes is a huge and growing problem - health professionals claim that one in every nineteen people on the planet is plagued by the disease. Although it’s manageable, many individuals with diabetes equate the “management” with having a second job; glucose levels change frequently and round-the-clock monitoring is crucial. In the latest effort to integrate technology with healthcare and...

If you can't see the number, you might be suffering from colorblindness.
Color blindness is the decreased ability to see certain colors or changes in color. It is also known as color deficiency. People who are colorblind have difficulty in seeing red, green, or blue colors and distinguishing the differences between these colors. Data shows that 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women worldwide are colorblind. This equates to approximately...

While contact lenses are a convenient alternative to glasses, they can also present serious health problems if used improperly. In a first-of-its-kind study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that United States’ residents make nearly a million visits to the doctor for eye infections each year. The study analyzed three national databases of outpatient care centers...

Eyebrows and eyelashes are important parts of our eyes.
If you’re a woman, you may only think of your eyelashes and eyebrows as a means to accentuate and beautify your eyes – perfectly arched eyebrows can create a dramatic look, while long eyelashes are an everlasting symbol of feminine beauty. Although women use mascara to lengthen their lashes and spend time plucking their eyebrows into a perfect shape,...

Did you know Botox could be good for the eyes?
Although the drug form of botulinum toxin – most commonly referred to as Botox – is best known as a wrinkle treatment, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of Botox to treat certain eye conditions, including blurred vision, crossed eyes, and eyelid spasms. If you’ve been suffering from the above eye conditions and you’ve tried...

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Smoking is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the United States. It’s a risk factor for cardiovascular, respiratory diseases,...