Blog Posts in September, 2014

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  • Juicing and Smoothies: The Best Recipes For Eye Health

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Sep-2014

    Homemade juices and smoothies have become popular in recent years, and for good reason. For those of us who struggle to eat enough fruits and veggies, juicing or blending up smoothies is an excellent way to increase your daily dose of vitamins and nutrients. What’s the difference between juicing and blending? Both have health benefits (including benefits for your eyes), but they are ...
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  • Glaucoma: Risk Factors and Prevention

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Sep-2014

    Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the fluid in the eye does not flow properly, resulting in a buildup of pressure inside the eye. As pressure rises in the eye, optic nerves are damaged, leading to blindness. It is an eye condition that can affect people of any age, but it is often diagnosed in mid to late adulthood, and adults over age 50 are at increased risk of developing the condition. ...
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  • Train Your Eyes With Eye Exercises

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

    If you suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, headaches, tired eyes or difficulty paying attention, you may benefit from eye exercises. Just like the rest of your body, there are muscles in the eyes that need to stay strong in order for the eye to function as it should. Strengthening those muscles with eye exercises can help improve focus and movement of the eye by training the eye to see well. ...
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  • Is It Time for The Talk€?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Sep-2014

    How to talk to elderly parents about giving up driving Are you concerned about your elderly parent having a car accident? Telling mom or dad that it’s time to relinquish their car keys and give up driving can be one of the most difficult conversations for adult children. At the same time, avoiding “the talk” can be a matter of life or death. Statistics from the Insurance ...
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  • Eat Your Way to Healthy Eyes With Fall Produce

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Sep-2014

    Just like the rest of your body, your eyes require certain nutrients to stay healthy and keep your vision clear and strong. Eating a healthy diet rich in whole foods is good for your entire body, but there are certain foods that are especially good for your eyes. Eating healthy foods can help prevent eye conditions like dry eye disease, macular degeneration, cataracts, night vision problems and ...
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  • Signs and Causes of Night Vision Problems

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

    If you have trouble seeing at night, you’re not alone. Night vision problems affect millions of Americans, and while difficulty seeing at night may simply be the result of aging or an early sign of cataracts, night vision problems can also signal more serious eye conditions. People who have night vision problems, or night blindness, have difficulty seeing at night or in dimly lit ...
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  • Healthy Aging Month: Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Vision Loss

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Sep-2014

    September is Healthy Aging Month, a month set aside to encourage people to take personal responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Vision problems are common with age, and many people over age 40 will experience some age-related vision loss due to presbyopia, which can make it difficult to see to read and perform other simple tasks. Presbyopia is not dangerous, and is typically corrected with ...
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  • Save Your Sight Month: The Importance of Routine Eye Exams

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Sep-2014

    Since 1989, September has been known as “Save Your Sight Month” in an effort to encourage people to get their eyes checked regularly. As the saying goes, the eyes are the windows to the soul—and they’re also the window to your overall health. Problems with your vision can be an indicator of eye health and even your overall health, and a comprehensive eye exam is most ...
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  • Dallas Events You Won't Want to Miss This September

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

    Summer is coming to an end, and Dallasites are gearing up for some of their favorite autumn events. Here are a few local events we can’t wait for this September: Tour des Fleurs 10K/20K Run The 9 th annual Tour des Fleurs 10K/20K run will take place on Saturday, September 20. The run will circle White Rock Lake, and the post-race celebration will include live entertainment, food, vendors, ...
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  • Local VA spending $70M to send vets to private docs

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

    The Veterans Administration hospital predicts it will spend $70-million dollars locally this fiscal year to send patients it can't treat in a timely manner to private healthcare providers in North Texas. DALLAS – The Veterans Administration hospital predicts it will spend $70-million dollars locally this fiscal year to send patients it can't treat in a timely manner to private ...
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