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Vitamins and Good Vision

Have you taken your vitamins today? The supplement aisle at your local grocery, pharmacy or health foods store offers a variety of vitamins that support or preserve good vision. These help to protect the eye’s macula, lens, and cornea. They can also slow the progression of certain eye disorders like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration […]

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Back to School: Protecting Your Vision

For many, the first day of school is quickly approaching, which means students (whether school or college bound) are scrambling to get ready while still enjoying their last days of summer break. Back to school supplies are purchased. Check! Backpacks are packed and lunches planned. Check! Eye exams are scheduled. Scheduling an eye exam is […]

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Protect Your Eyes from Seasonal Allergies

Spring in Texas is beautiful, but it’s also a key time for seasonal allergies, for which more than 50 million people in the United States are affected. The biggest trigger? Pollen! Trees, grasses, flowers, and yes even weeds release these almost microscopic particles into the air to fertilize other nearby plants. Once in the air, […]

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Relief from DES: Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Syndrome? Dry eye syndrome, or DES, is a chronic and typically progressive condition. According to the National Eye Institute, “nearly five million Americans 50 years of age and older are estimated to suffer from dry eyes;” although that is not to say dry eye syndrome will not occur at any age. […]

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Refractive Surgery: LASIK

Many people suffer from vision problems and wear prescribed eyeglasses and/or contact lenses as a way to correct their vision, temporarily. Another option some people may choose is refractive surgery. There are many types of refractive surgery and currently LASIK is the most popular procedure performed in the US. Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis or LASIK, […]

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Eye Diseases: Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease that usually affects both eyes. In the beginning stages, many people who develop diabetic retinopathy are not aware of the changes that occur in the retina, such as microaneurysms and retinal hemorrhages, which result in bleeding inside the retina. There are two types of diabetic retinopathy: nonproliferative Diabetic Retinopathy […]

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