Blog Posts in February, 2013

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  • Give the Gift of Sight: How You Can Become a Cornea Donor

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Feb-2013

    When most people think of organ and tissue donation, they consider the donation of major organs, such as the heart, kidneys or liver, and often don’t realize the impact tissue donation -- such as cornea donation -- can have on improving life for the recipient. Likewise, when many people consider eye surgery, they think of LASIK and other vision surgery to repair refractive errors or restore ...
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  • Becoming a Cornea Donor: What is Eye and Tissue Donation?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Feb-2013

    The decision to become an organ, tissue and/or eye donor is a generous, life-giving decision. More than 115,000 men, women and children in the U.S. are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. Countless others are in need of tissue donation, which may improve quality of life. The great need for organ and tissue donors exists partly due to a lack of education about donation or how to become a ...
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  • What to Expect From Your Upcoming Eye Exam

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Feb-2013

    When was the last time you had your eyes checked? If you can’t remember, call your eye doctor today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Regular eye exams aren’t only necessary for correcting refractive errors and vision problems; maintaining regular appointments with your ophthalmologist can help detect eye conditions and diseases that may lead to more serious health problems or ...
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  • How to Know It's Time to Get Your Vision Checked

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Feb-2013

    The health of your eyes is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Keeping up with regular eye exams should be habit; when you schedule your next physical, take time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam too. Doing so may mean early detection of an eye disease, which could, in turn, save your vision. Though you should maintain routine eye exams, there are certain signs and ...
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  • Spinach and Eye Health: Favorite Spinach Recipes for Healthy Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Feb-2013

    What you eat may help protect your eyes against various eye conditions, including macular degeneration, dry eyes, infection and problems with night vision. Spinach is one nutrient-rich food that is beneficial to your eye health and overall health. It is also one food that is hard to get on the dinner table, especially for children. For more on nutrition and eye health, read our recent blog, Mom ...
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  • Mom Was Right When Said Eating Carrots is Good for Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Feb-2013

    Your mother always told you that eating your carrots is good for your eyes. While that may have been her attempt at getting you to eat your veggies as a child, she wasn’t entirely off base. Eating carrots (and other vegetables) is important for your eye health. Nutrients found in fresh produce and even some nuts can help prevent eye conditions such as macular degeneration, dry eyes and ...
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  • Flexible Spending Alert: New Changes Apply to Your FSA in 2013

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Feb-2013

    Millions of employees in the U.S. have the opportunity to take advantage of a Flexible Spending Account to pay for out-of-pocked health expenses such as co-pays, deductibles and healthcare not otherwise covered by insurance. FSA is not a new benefit of employment, but with changing healthcare laws under ObamaCare, new rules and guidelines apply to flexible spending in 2013 and beyond. The biggest ...
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