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Cataract Awareness Month: Prevention & Treatment of Cataracts

Cataract Awareness Month: Prevention & Treatment of Cataracts

Created on: Monday, June 26, 2017
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

There is no scientific evidence that cataracts can be prevented, but there are some strategies that may slow the progression of cataract development.

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Created on: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Vision: A Look At All The Moving Parts

Created on: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

Vision is a beautiful thing, thanks to your eyes you are able to see colors and perceive depth. You can focus your vision up close or looks far off into the horizon. All of these functions of the eye happen automatically when you open up your eyes similarly to how your camera can autofocus on your phone.

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How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

Computers have revolutionized how we do things in our daily lives. In today's world we use computers for almost everything—we use them to do our jobs, communicate, navigate, invest, manage, etc... It is now hard to imagine how we could get by without computers because of the many amazing things they allow us to do, but what does all this exposure to digital screens mean for our eyes?

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

Created on: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a very common eye condition among senior citizens. AMD damages your central vision, which makes it difficult to recognize faces, write, read, paint, and do really anything that involves making out the small details. This makes it a real problem for the older crowd.

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Created on: Thursday, February 25, 2016
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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Refractive Surgeons Getting Refractive Surgery: A Positive Sign For Potential Patients

Refractive Surgeons Getting Refractive Surgery: A Positive Sign For Potential Patients

Created on: Monday, December 28, 2015
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

A study was recently conducted by the Refractive Surgery Alliance (RSA), that looked at Refractive Surgeons who were candidates for refractive surgery. In the study 62.6% of refractive surgeons underwent some type of laser vision correction, and 91% of study participants would recommend laser vision correction to family or a loved one!

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The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

The 5 Primary Types of Eye Allergies

Created on: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

When your body's immune system becomes sensitive and overreacts to something you begin to develop allergies. Allergic reactions can occur when the allergen comes in contact with antibodies in the mast cells of your eyes. At the point of contact, your cells release histamine, other substances and chemicals that cause tiny blood vessels to leak, when this happens your eyes become itchy, red, and watery.

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Top 5 Tips on How to Maintain Good Eye Health

Top 5 Tips on How to Maintain Good Eye Health

Created on: Friday, October 23, 2015
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

Good eye health doesn't come naturally, it is something you need to maintain. Everything in your body is connected, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking care of yourself will do a lot in the long run to protect your eyes. Continue reading to hear some tips on how you can better maintain your eye health.

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JUNE: 5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

JUNE: 5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Created on: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

As the weather warms up, visions of sandy beaches, family picnics and outdoor adventures become reality, but with all that time outside, don't forget to keep your peepers protected from the serious dangers associated with UV rays. Just as we make the effort to protect our skin from sunburns, we should also make sure that our eyes are safeguarded as well so that we can maintain healthy vision for many summers to come.

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Sports and Eye Safety

Sports and Eye Safety

Created on: Friday, May 22, 2015
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

With warmer weather upon us, many of us are probably enjoying the sunshine by playing some recreational sports. Tens of thousands of sports-related eye injuries occur each year. The good news is that 90% of these serious eye injuries are easily preventable through the use of protective eyewear. The risk of eye injury varies depending on the activity, so make sure the level of eye protection you use is appropriate to the sport. Regular eyeglasses will not offer you proper protection when it comes to the safety of your eyes and vision.

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What are Cataracts?

What are Cataracts?

Created on: Thursday, April 02, 2015
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

As we grow older our bodies experience many different changes, and our eyes are no exception to this rule. Usually as we age and our vision becomes more blurred, we assume that we probably need new glasses with a stronger prescription, but in fact, cataracts may be the culprit behind our declined vision.

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Foods to help fight AMD

Foods to help fight AMD

Created on: Monday, March 02, 2015
Author: Balin Eye & Laser Center

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Age-related macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records images and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to brain. The retina's central portion, known as the macular, is in charge of focusing central vision in the eye. It controls out ability to read, recognize faces and colors, drive a car, and see objects in fine detail.

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