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Tips for Healthier Eyes

1. Take a 20-Second Computer Break. Staring at a computer (or any digital screen) won’t hurt your eyes, but it can make them feel tired and dry. Surprisingly, we blink about half as often when we’re looking at a screen. Follow the 20/20/20 rule: Every 20 minutes, look at least 20 feet away for at …

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Protective Eyewear in Field Hockey

Protective Eyewear in Girls’ Field Hockey Means Fewer InjuriesMONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015By Tara Haelle HealthDay NewsThe rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports.But the mandate doesn’t cover all players. And, the study found that the odds …

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Can Glasses Help Color-Blind people Perceive Colors Better?

By CHRIS MURPHEY and ALEXA VALIENT Nightline 08/07/15 https://abcnews.go.com/Health/company-claims-glasses-color-blind-people-perceive-colors/story?id=32948153A new type of glasses may help people who are color blind see the world in a whole new way.The Berkeley, California-based company EnChroma developed glasses with lenses that contain a special vertical filter that blocks out certain wavelengths, which helps the brain make distinctions between colors, …

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Back to School Eye Examinations Are Critical to Children’s Performance in School

When you check off items on your “Back-To- School” checklist, don’t forget to make an eye examination appointment for your child. August is National Children’s Vision Month which is a perfect time to schedule an appointment with your eye doctor.Having good vision is critical in learning. Children are not always able to recognize the signs …

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Cataract Awareness Month

June is cataract awareness month. Cataract is clouding of the natural lens of the eye.More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, and it is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the world.Cataracts do not hurt and they grow as time progresses. This growth is usually caused by our normal …

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