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Prevent Glaucoma: Regular Eye Exams

Did you know, half of Americans with glaucoma don’t know they have it? Glaucoma is often called a silent thief of sight because the early stages often have no symptoms. In the US glaucoma is the second-leading cause of blindness. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease damaging the optic nerve in the eye;…
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Eye Color & Genetics

Ever wonder why your eyes are blue, green, brown, or somewhere in between? The colored part of your eye, the Iris, contains pigmentation which determines our eye color. Your parents pass on chromosomes which combine to customize your eye color. How eye color develops Eye color is not as simple as other genetic traits. Three…
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Preventing Snow Blindness, Sunburn for Your Eyes

We take many precautions to avoid sunburn on our skin, face, and lips, but have you ever thought about your eyes? Many are surprised to learn our eyes can also acquire sunburn. This condition is known as photokeratitis or snow blindness. What causes Snow Blindness? Snow Blindness occurs when your eyes are exposed to ultraviolet…
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What is a Black Eye?

A black eye forms when blood and fluids collect in the space around the eye causing swelling and discoloration. Typically, a black eye is considered a minor injury. What causes black eyes? A black eye is caused by bruising surrounding the eye, not inside the eye. This bruising is caused by broken blood vessels under…
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