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The basics

The eyes really are the windows to the heart

There’s no question annual eye exams are critical for vision and eye health, but their benefits go well beyond ocular health. A routine exam is not only an “early detection” strategy for eye health, but heart health as well.

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The basics

A fishy solution to dry eye

It’s painful, frustrating, and affects nearly five million Americans age 50 and older, 60 percent of whom are women—particularly menopausal women. We are talking about dry eye.

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The basics

How diabetes affects your vision

Diabetes is a disease affecting your pancreas, which also affects the blood sugar and insulin levels in your body. Not only does diabetes affect your pancreas, but it also systemically affects your entire body.

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The basics

How to read your eyeglass prescription

If you suffer from certain eye problems, your doctor may prescribe eyeglasses to help with your eyesight. However, your prescription for eyeglasses contains numbers and abbreviated words that you may not be able to understand. Therefore, the first step towards reading your eyeglass prescription is to understand the meaning of these abbreviations.

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The basics

What to expect in a checkup eye exam

An eye exam consists of an array of tests carried out by an eye care professional or specialist who examines your vision and ability to focus on distinguishing objects. It is inclusive of all check-ups and analysis pertaining to the eye.

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