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Diabetic? Here's What You Need To Know About DME

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Diabetes is a common condition, and since it is so common, some people tend to underestimate just how serious it is. Especially when it’s not well controlled, diabetes can have a negative impact on just about every part of your body, including your eyes. In fact, DME, or diabetic macular edema, is quite common in diabetics whose blood sugar is not well controlled. Here’s a closer look at this condition. Read More»

Why Diabetes Increases Your Risk Of Developing Glaucoma

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If you have diabetes, you may have learned from your doctor or eye doctor that you have an increased risk of developing glaucoma. This is true, but it might leave you wondering why. Read on to learn how these two diseases are connected, how diabetes harms the eyes, and what you can do about it. Glaucoma and Diabetes Glaucoma and diabetes often go hand in hand, but that isn’t true for all cases. Read More»

Effects Of Smog On Eye Health And How To Mitigate Them

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When talking about the effects of pollution, such as smog, on human health, many people think of the effect on the circulatory system. It’s true that the hearts and lungs suffer a lot when you breathe in polluted air, but they aren’t the only organs that suffer from air pollution. For example, do you know that air pollution also affects the eyes? The Effect The eye is a very sensitive organ, and air pollutants affect it in more ways than one. Read More»

Three Misconceptions About Sunglasses -- And The Real Truth

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Most everyone owns a pair of sunglasses, and most people know that wearing them is important for protecting your eyes from the sun. But some of what you know or assume about sunglasses may not actually be true – and that could be causing damage to your eyes! Here’s a look at three common misconceptions about sunglasses. Misconception: If you buy expensive sunglasses, then they offer all the protection you need. Read More»

3 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts

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Many people wear contacts. Contacts are so popular that there are many different kinds of contacts that allow people with all different kinds of eye problems to wear contacts. Regardless of what kind of contacts you wear, there are some simple things that you should avoid doing to protect your eyes and your contacts. Here are some things you should never do with your contacts. 1. Wear Them Past Their Suggested Date Read More»

3 Things You Need To Know About Caring For Your Contacts

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Taking care of your contacts is incredibly important. For many people they just assume that contacts are a simple accessory to their face, but in reality, if you don’t properly care for your contacts, you can hurt your eyes. This is why you need to be sure that you are doing everything you can to keep your contacts clean and safe so your eyes don’t suffer. Here are some tips. Read More»