Blog Posts in February, 2014

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  • Tips for Healthy Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Feb-2014

    Do you consider eye health part of your overall health? Healthy eyes play a critical role in how we learn, communicate, work and play. Without healthy eyes, even simple daily tasks such as driving or working around the house become difficult. You can keep your eyes in good shape by scheduling regular eye exams, watching your nutrition and wearing eye protection when needed. Importance of an eye ...
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  • Symptoms and Treatments for Pinkeye

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Feb-2014

    If you have red, itchy eyes, you may blame your symptoms on seasonal allergies. While oftentimes allergies are the culprit, these symptoms can also be a sign of pinkeye. What is pinkeye? Pinkeye, also known as conjunctivitis, is inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that lines the eyelid and covers the white of the eye. When the tiny blood vessels in the eye become ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery Day: What to Expect and How to Prepare

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Feb-2014

    Scheduled for LASIK but not sure what to expect? It’s normal to be nervous in the days leading up to any medical procedure, and LASIK eye surgery is no different. Knowing how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect during and after surgery may help ease your mind. How to prepare for LASIK If you wear contact lenses, you will be advised to stop wearing them two to four weeks prior to ...
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  • What Makes a Successful LASIK Candidate?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Feb-2014

    No doubt you’ve heard of LASIK eye surgery, either in radio or television ads, the Internet or perhaps someone you know has had LASIK. If you are dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses and are ready to see clearly without them, LASIK might be an option for you. LASIK eye surgery is the most common laser eye surgery used to correct vision for people with refractive errors such as ...
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  • What Your Eyes Can Tell You about the Rest of Your Body

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Feb-2014

    “The eyes are the window to the soul,” so the saying goes. At the very least, they are the windows to your overall health. Many times vision loss due to an eye condition may be a signal of a more serious health problem. Regular comprehensive eye exams are as important for protecting your vision as they are for detecting other health conditions. What health conditions can an eye exam ...
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  • Myth Busters: Top 10 Myths about LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Feb-2014

    It isn’t uncommon to have fears or anxieties about any medical procedure, including LASIK eye surgery. If you are considering LASIK to correct your vision, you will most likely have questions about the procedure and risks associated with laser surgery. Though LASIK is becoming more and more common, there are several myths and misconceptions about the procedure. Here are the top 10 myths we ...
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  • Antioxidants and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Feb-2014

    How you take care of your body—what you put into it and how much exercise you get—plays a key role in how well it is able to fight off diseases and infections. The same goes for eye diseases. Nutrition is especially important when it comes to preventing or delaying the progression of eye diseases, especially age-related macular degeneration. A 2012 study by the National Eye Institute ...
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  • February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Feb-2014

    As we age, our vision changes. This is normal and expected. Some changes may be an indicator of a more serious eye condition, such as age-related macular degeneration. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. There are several forms of macular degeneration, but age-related macular degeneration is the fastest-growing form of the disease. Age-related macular degeneration is the ...
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