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Eclipse

The safest way to view a solar eclipse requires the use of proper solar filters. It is imperative that you do not stare at the sun or an individual can risk great damage to the eye even during a relatively short period of time. Eclipse glasses must have evidence that they comply with the ISO …

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July, Eye Safety Month;

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths around and on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially damaging the eyes in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, we would like …

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Workplace Eye Wellness

March Is “Workplace Eye Wellness” Month  When it comes to the health of your eyes, we are all business.Each day, more than 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury.One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce workplace eye injuries is to wear proper safety glasses.Certain fields of work carry the risk of eye …

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Experimental Drug for age-related macular degeneration

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News)An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say.So far, the drug — called AXT107 — has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but it requires far fewer injections than current therapy to prevent vision loss. Current treatment requires …

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When Diabetes Strikes..

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) When Diabetes Strikes, Get Moving to Lower Risk to Eyes; Study finds association between inactivity and heightened odds for diabetic retinopathyPeople with diabetes who remain inactive may have higher odds for a vision-robbing eye condition, new research suggests.While the study couldn’t prove a cause-and-effect relationship, researchers say a “couch …

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