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Combating Glaucoma: The Role of Nutritional Supplements

Posted on 3rd Jan 2023 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health

Most elderly, health-conscious men and women are aware of common disabling conditions and diseases to be on guard against, and that includes glaucoma, which comes in a variety of forms. The group of conditions known collectively as glaucoma can cause impaired vision among other debilitating issues. For those who have glaucoma, or are deemed at risk, however, certain vitamins and supplements can help stave off such problems.

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Shark Cartilage: A Supportive Supplement

Posted on 24th Aug 2022 10:00:00 in Bone and Joint Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health

While the majority of dietary supplements are derived from plants, some are not. One of the more uniquely sourced supplements is shark cartilage. This supplement has shown the potential to bolster the health of your skin, bones, and body in general.

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What Is Pink Eye, and What Can Be Done About It?

Posted on 22nd Jun 2022 14:41:29 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

The symptoms of pink eye are notable, and noticeable to others, and they are no fun. What causes the group of symptoms known as “pink eye”? And what kinds of herbs and supplements can help remedy it? Here is a look at those two questions.

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Six Scintillating Supplements for Women 60 and Over

Posted on 16th May 2022 16:30:28 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

As we age, both our health and health priorities change. The health priorities of women over the age of 60 are generally different from those of younger generations. In this article, we take a brief look at the health needs of aging women, and a few supplements that can be of use to them.

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6 'D' Supplements That Grade High for Your Medicine Cabinet

Posted on 10th May 2022 15:30:16 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Here we take a look at a variety of supplements, some well-known and some not, that begin with the letter “D” in our latest detour through alphabetized supplements. Take a look at this list to see if any of these supplements might be of benefit to you.

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5 Supplements That Can Benefit Your Vision

Posted on 8th Jun 2021 15:10:56 in Vision & Eye Health

In a sense, it is possible for us to eat our way to better eye health! You've probably heard about carrots, but there are other sources of nutrition that take aim at our eyesight, and some of those sources are nutritional supplements.

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7 Remedies and Tips to Eliminate Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Posted on 12th Apr 2021 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Have you ever woken up and looked into the mirror to see that the skin under your eyes was dark and sunken? These “dark circles” are a fairly common occurrence, and have a variety of potential causes.

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A-to-Z Guide for Navigating a Healthy 2021: Part 1

Posted on 16th Mar 2021 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Oftentimes in this space we feature a particular nutritional supplement and explain how it can potentially provide certain health benefits. At other times, we flip it around and zero in on a particular health condition that begs medical attention and treatment, offering tips and possible solutions and supplements known to address and possibly alleviate such a condition.

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8 Home Remedies for Treating Pink Eye

Posted on 13th Apr 2021 05:00:00 in Children's Health, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Pink eye is not to be confused with merely bloodshot eyes, which are what you get when rubbing your itchy eyes during allergy season. Pink eye is known in medical terms as conjunctivitis, a condition characterized by the swelling of the conjunctiva – the mucous membrane that covers the eye’s front and lines the inside of the eyelids. Symptoms can include red eye, watering of the eyes, and the conjunctiva’s swelling – and in at least one type of red eye can also be accompanied by a pus or mucus discharge.

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Blueberries Are Small but Offer Big Health Benefits

Posted on 16th Jun 2020 06:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

It's well-known that fruits and vegetables are a great starting point for eating healthy. Let’s narrow it down and choose a fruit that is readily available in grocery stores, relatively inexpensive, easily added to many basic courses, and can be eaten in almost unrestrained abundance without fear of a bellyache. We’re talking about blueberries, of course.

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Melatonin Is a Sleep Aid, and Has Other Benefits Too

Posted on 26th Feb 2020 06:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Tens of millions of Americans have trouble sleeping, which can lead to such problems as loss of energy, reduced productivity during waking hours and heightened risk of diseases including hypertension (high blood pressure) and diabetes. Your ability to sleep depends in large part on melatonin, a naturally produced hormone that lets your body know when it’s time to hit the hay. And if you have sleep issues, you might need melatonin in supplement form to help you get to sleep at night.

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What Is Chromium, and How Can It Benefit Your Health?

Posted on 6th Feb 2020 08:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Chromium is one of the key trace metals and minerals required by your body to function properly in an assortment of areas, beginning with the maintenance of proper glucose tolerance and insulin resistance, and much more.

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8 Promising Home-Based Solutions for Watery Eyes

Posted on 27th Dec 2019 12:00:00 in Children's Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

We depend on the tears flowing from our tear ducts to keep our eyes properly lubricated and to assist us in cleansing away dust and foreign articles before they can get into our eyes. Our tears also work with our immune system in guarding against infections. But like anything good, too much of a good thing in terms of tear production can leave us with a condition of excess tears known as “watery eyes,” also known in medical terms as “epiphora.”

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What Is Lutein, and What Does It Do?

Posted on 2nd Dec 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Lutein is a vitamin classified as a carotenoid and apparently with anti-inflammatory characteristics. It has often been referred to as “the eye vitamin” for its ability to prevent or at least slow the progress of eye-related diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts.

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7 Health Benefits from the Pumpkin Patch

Posted on 25th Nov 2019 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Before you start cutting out that jack-o-lantern from that perfectly plump pumpkin you just bought and brought home to wow the kids, pause to think about and savor all the wonderful things that can come out of that big, orange piece of fruit you had always assumed was a vegetable.

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What Is Royal Jelly, and What Does It Do?

Posted on 4th Sep 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Other than buzzing folks at backyard barbecues, bees are best known for their production of honey, which serves many useful and delectable purposes at the breakfast, lunch, or dinner table. But that’s not all. Bees also give us royal jelly, a nutritional supplement adept at providing a wide variety of health benefits across the spectrum.

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What Is Shark Cartilage, and What Is It Used For?

Posted on 16th Aug 2019 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Talking about sharks is not an easy conversation for swimmers who like to dip more than a toe into the ocean. Better you encounter a dead shark than a live one, and to know the benefits that go with a dead shark beyond its meat being a seafood delicacy at high-end restaurants. Shark cartilage, a strong, elastic tissue that provides structural support much like a bone does, is also used in the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, psoriasis, healing of wounds and damage to the eye caused by diabetes.

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How Do I Treat My Child Who Has Juvenile Diabetes?

Posted on 17th Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

What we generally know and refer to as juvenile diabetes is actually Type 1 diabetes, a chronic condition that for diabetics typically shows up in childhood. It involves the pancreas’s inability to produce insulin, or at least sufficient insulin for your body. And that’s a problem because insulin is a hormone needed by your body to allow sugar, or glucose, to enter your cells so as to produce energy.

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What Is Lutein, and What Is It Used For?

Posted on 15th Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Lutein also goes by the nom de guerre of “the eye vitamin,” and, as they say, if the name fits, wear it. Lutein is a carotenoid vitamin and powerful antioxidant that is used in a number of products to help prevent eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and retinitis pigmentosa.

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What Is Bilberry, and How Can It Benefit Our Health?

Posted on 3rd Jul 2019 12:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Announcements & News

Bilberry is a plant that grows on bushes and is native to many regions, to include parts of North America as well as areas in Europe and Asia. Since the Middle Ages, its berries – the fruit itself – as well as its leaves have been used to treat a variety of health conditions, most notably in dealing with eye and sight issues.

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8 Benefits You Can Get from Vitamin B-12

Posted on 24th Jun 2019 12:00:00 in Children's Health, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Your body craves (and loves) vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin. That’s because it can deliver health benefits in a variety of ways all across the spectrum. It can help if you need a boost in red blood cells, or if you are concerned about your bone health and eventual osteoporosis, or if you need a kick to restore your emotional bounce and get you out of a nagging rainy-day funk.

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7 Indicators of a Vitamin A Deficiency

Posted on 23rd Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

When folks go shopping for vitamins that provide the most healthy bang for their bucks, they usually don’t begin with A like they do with the alphabet. That is, vitamin A isn’t regarded as one of your ‘it’ supplements these days. But it should be. Getting enough vitamin A into your body is essential for your good health; otherwise, you risk developing problems with your vision, immune system, reproduction, and even skin health, among other assorted health issues.

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Eyebright: What Is It and What Does It Do?

Posted on 15th Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Eyebright is a plant that belongs to the Figwort family and whose above-ground parts have been used for medicinal purposes, and this has been going on for centuries. Some claims have it that eyebright has been used for medicinal purposes since the 14th century, although its first mention in print apparently is its inclusion in a 1485 German book about herbs.

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5 Symptoms of a Vitamin E Deficiency

Posted on 10th Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is classified as essential. Because it is a fat-soluble vitamin, E requires a provision of fat from the food we eat in order to be properly absorbed. That’s one more reason to no longer fear knowingly including at least some fat in our diet, a concept we’ve had hammered into our heads in recent decades, only to now know that fat is not our true enemy—sugar now wears that crown.

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What Is Pycnogenol, and What's It Used For?

Posted on 3rd Apr 2019 12:00:00 in Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Tree bark ordinarily is not the first thing we think about when looking for plants and plant extracts best known for providing health benefits, but Pycnogenol® (PYC) is a different story. There’s plenty of health-inducing bite to this bark.

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Hyaluronic Acid -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 16th Jan 2019 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gooey-like substance naturally produced by your body that is a great friend to your skin and your eyes (for starters). It is a type of carbohydrate molecule, known as a polysaccharide, which is found in high concentrations in the skin, joints, and eye fluids, its main role to keep those body parts well lubricated.

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Vitamins & Supplements That Can Offset Rx Side Effects

Posted on 3rd Dec 2018 04:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Most likely you’ve sat through oodles of those television commercials and infomercials touting one prescription drug or another that can relieve sufferers of some highly annoying (or worse) condition, whether it be high cholesterol, an overactive bladder, or erectile dysfunction, among others. Don’t you love it when the announcer then gives you a rapid-fire list of possible side effects that, cumulatively, sound less desirable than the condition being treated.

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Gingko -- Its Sources, Benefits and Uses | Featured Product

Posted on 14th Nov 2018 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Ginkgo has a sterling reputation as a plant-based supplement that can help people think, literally. It’s best known for its potential to enhance memory and clear up brain fog, and it has even shown some positive benefits for Alzheimer’s patients who otherwise see a steady decline of their cognitive abilities. It gets better, though, as ginkgo has also shown health benefits in numerous other areas as well, mainly in regard to improved blood flow and how that plays out well in so many aspects of your health.

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What You Need to Know about Diabetes

Posted on 19th Nov 2018 03:00:00 in Weight Management, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

About one in 10 Americans have diabetes, which works out to more than 30 million people. More than 80 million other U.S. adults are at the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and that’s sobering news when you realize that this disease – which is closely aligned with blood glucose levels in your body – can lead to blindness, nerve damage, and kidney disease, among other health issues.

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'Z' is for Zinc Deficiency: Health, Nutrition & Supplements A to Z

Posted on 12th Sep 2018 12:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

Now we come to the end of the first round in our A to Z series, which brings us to one of the more interesting topics when it comes to health and supplementation. Nowadays, when we think of zinc, one of the minerals essential to our bodies, we think of those lozenges we are advised to start taking when we feel a cold coming on, with zinc ranking right up there with vitamin C when it comes to dealing with colds.

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There's Plenty to Like about Lycopene

Posted on 7th Aug 2018 06:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

If you like tomatoes, then chances are you like lycopene, whether or not you even know what lycopene is. Well, glad you asked. Lycopene is a red pigment that can be found in assorted red fruits and vegetables. That includes tomatoes, which, as strange as it may seem, have been classified as both a fruit and vegetable.

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Looking to Lutein for Vision and Eye Health

Posted on 21st Jun 2018 08:30:00 in Vision & Eye Health, Wellness & Well-being

Lutein? The eyes have it, but if they don’t have enough of it, our vision, as well as our eye health, can suffer.

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Keep an Eye on Your Eyes! May Is Healthy Vision Month

Posted on 25th May 2018 06:17:09 in Vision & Eye Health

If you have a vision problem… would you know it? That’s one of the questions the National Eye Institute is putting before the public this May for Healthy Vision Month. According to the National Eye Institute, “More than 23 million Americans age 18 and older have never had an eye exam.” 


They don’t think they have an eye problem. It makes sense. If you feel like you see well – or “good enough” – why get your eyes checked? If nothing noticeable has changed, why schedule an extra appointment?

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May Is Healthy Vision Month - Make Vision a Focus!

Posted on 1st May 2018 15:17:28 in Vision & Eye Health

Many Americans see the doctor every year for a physical. Lots of us also schedule regular visits to the dentist to get our teeth cleaned. But what about our eyes? The fact is, more than 23 million American adults have never had an eye exam.

Every Healthy Vision Month, the National Eye Institute (NEI) shares tips and resources to encourage people to take care of their vision — and inspire health professionals to help make eye health a priority.

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Can Vitamins Support Eye Health and Avoid Dangers of Glaucoma

Posted on 17th Jan 2018 13:02:17 in Vision & Eye Health

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world. It is caused by high pressure inside the eyes which if left unchecked, damages the optic nerves leading to blindness. There are generally two types of glaucomas.

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The Best Vitamins and Supplements to Support Vision and Eye Health

Posted on 13th Dec 2017 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

When it comes to the health of our eyes and vision, we have been told since childhood how much carrots bring to the (kitchen) table. Carrots are loaded with beta-carotene/vitamin A, which is believed to be a deterrent to such aging eye conditions as macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Why Superfoods Are Not Another Health Fad

Posted on 10th Oct 2017 08:55:03 in Vision & Eye Health

With the health and fitness industry being one of the fastest growing industries, and one of the most lucrative, it’s easy to be blindsided with myths, trends and hyped up versions of the truth when it comes to what’s really good for us. Today, everyone wants to be in the know with their health, with today’s generations more health-conscious than any generation before us.

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Nutrition Plays Key Role in Vision and Eye Health

Posted on 11th Jul 2017 11:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

Vision and eye health are things many of us take for granted, until we suffer an impairment or accident that results in at least some loss of sight. Then we realize how vital our vision and eye health are to us. Proper eye care entails not only wearing protection, such as when mowing the lawn or being outdoors in bright sunlight, but also eating the right foods and using the right nutritional supplements as needed to bolster eye health.

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What Are the Health Problems Linked to Vitamin A Deficiency?

Posted on 5th Jun 2017 11:00:00 in Vitamins & Minerals, Vision & Eye Health

Vitamin A, a fat-soluble vitamin (the first such vitamin discovered, in 1913, per that also is a potent antioxidant, is an essential part of our daily diet, in large part because it is not manufactured by the human body. Our body depends on us to supply it with Vitamin A through what we eat. Vitamin A is important for maintaining the health of our eyes and eyesight, healthy and clear skin, proper bone growth, facilitating cell differentiation and supporting our immune system against infections, especially in the mucous membranes for the digestive, respiratory and urinary tracts.

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Seven Essential Minerals for the Human Body

Posted on 19th May 2017 12:00:00 in Food & Nutrition, Heart & Cardiovascular Health, Vision & Eye Health, Immune System, Wellness & Well-being

We humans and our bodies have a nifty reciprocal arrangement. We, of course, need our bodies to do the things we want and need to do in our lives, such as getting around, performing our jobs and skipping rope, just for starters. In turn our bodies need for us to take care of them by feeding them with nutrients that they are unable to produce for themselves. Those nutrients include the inorganic substances found in foods, known as minerals.

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How to Recognize and Ward Off Digital Eyestrain

Posted on 23rd Mar 2017 08:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

For those of you reading this article on a laptop, smartphone or other handheld device such as a tablet, this article was written especially for you. March is Save Your Vision Month, and this year the American Optometric Association (AOA) has pegged digital eyestrain as its focus in promoting regular, comprehensive eye exams.

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What Causes Dry Eyes And What Can I Do About It

Posted on 1st Feb 2017 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

What causes dry eyes? How do I treat dry eyes? How do you get rid of dry eyes?

Questions about dry eyes have one thing in common – they all refer to conditions in which tears are being produced, or at least implied, and that is a good thing to anyone who has ever experienced dry eye, or, more formally, dry eye syndrome

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month: Get Those Eyes Checked

Posted on 11th Jan 2017 12:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

There are about four million people in America (and 60 million worldwide, per who have glaucoma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and about half of those that have it don't even know it. That could be you, which is why it's important to have your eyes thoroughly examined regularly by a properly certified healthcare professional, otherwise known as an eye doctor.

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At Home, the Eyes Have It

Posted on 28th Oct 2016 09:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

Look around you. You’re off to a good start, if you can do that easily and without pain. Most likely that means your eyesight is working fine, that your eyes are uninjured and that neither eye is hurting, stinging or otherwise in pain. Let’s talk about trying to keep it that way.

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Children's Eyesight Merits Full Observation

Posted on 19th Aug 2015 06:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

At this time of year, with another school year blasting off across America, parents and students are scurrying around on a scavenger hunt for school supplies, shopping for new clothes, getting sports physicals and updating immunizations. Languishing in fifth place, or worse, on that list is a thorough eye examination, which is ironic, because without properly administered eye care, students can get lost in a visually-focused classroom.

School technology keeps changing in order to stay current with society, but the need for good eyesight free from lazy eye (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), color deficiency (color blindness) and refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism), as described by (Health Alliance Plan, Michigan) doesn't change.

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The Eyes Have It for the Fourth of July

Posted on 30th Jun 2015 00:00:00 in Vision & Eye Health

All eyes will be on fireworks displays accompanying Fourth of July celebrations across America this week. The hope is that all those eyes will be intact and unharmed by the end of the countless fireworks displays – professional and homebound – that will dazzle millions weaned on and wowed over the years by bottle rockets, Roman candles, sparklers and firecrackers.

Watching professionally-engineered fireworks from a distance is safe, for the most part; the danger comes in buying your own fireworks to shoot off in your backyard, on a porch or patio, on the front lawn or even out in the street. According to, fireworks-related injuries accounted for 11,400 emergency-room visits in 2013. There also were eight non-occupational fireworks-related deaths in the same year, based on U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission data.

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Vision Health

Posted on 13th May 2015 16:06:23 in Vision & Eye Health

We all know how consuming carrots is supposed to be good for our eyesight. We also can be fairly confident we won't turn orange by eating carrots, especially lots of carrots, which deserve a pat on the back for how good a snack they make. Even better news is knowing that plenty of edibles other than carrots also deserve a mention for their visual-health properties.

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Eyes on the Prize

Posted on 15th Jan 2015 13:30:35 in Vision & Eye Health

As we age, we tend to focus on wrinkles and gray hairs, or listen more carefully to creaky joints and tired muscles. Eye health is often something we think about only if there's a noticeable change: the fine print is fuzzy or road signs are harder to see. Many people, even those with a history of 20/20 eyesight, experience changes in their vision or find they need corrective lenses once they enter their 30s and 40s.

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