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Can an Eye Exam Detect Diabetes?

Can an Eye Exam Detect Diabetes?

Your eyes are expressive. They share emotion – happiness, sorrow, surprise – and they can also share information about your health. For instance, if the whites of the eyes are yellow, liver disease may be the culprit. If they’re red and watery, it could be a sign of...
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Eye Exercises: Do They Work?

Eye Exercises: Do They Work?

Health care’s focus is changing – it’s becoming more preventive. Doctors advocate that patients adopt behaviors to reduce the risk of illnesses and age-related conditions, like healthy eating and exercise. This trend extends to eye health. People who care about their...
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Switching from Glasses to Contacts: Pros and Cons

Switching from Glasses to Contacts: Pros and Cons

If you’re thinking about switching to contact lenses, you’re not alone. According to the American Optometric Association, an estimated 45 million Americans wear contact lenses. People wear contact lenses to correct a range of refractive errors, including...
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Eye Exam Saves Teenagers Life

Eye Exam Saves Teenagers Life

When a person goes to their yearly eye exam, they may find out they need glasses or a new prescription. They are never prepared for anything worse, like finding out that they have cancer. However, that is exactly what happened to Alice Walker in October of 2012. When...
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How Do You Protect Your Eyes?

How Do You Protect Your Eyes?

How healthy are your eyes? For many of us, they’re just like your teeth: Out of sight, out of mind, until some problem develops. But many eye diseases don’t give early warning signs that tell you it’s time to go see a doctor — so by the time you realize something is...
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