Blog Posts in January, 2015

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  • Astigmatism: What It Is and How It's Treated

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Jan-2015

    Astigmatism is a big word that you may have heard from your eye doctor when discussing your vision or prescription for contact lenses or glasses. What is astigmatism and how is it different from other vision problems? Astigmatism is a common refractive error that affects millions of people. Refractive errors refer to the shape of your eye and how your eye reflects light. If you have astigmatism, ...
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  • Are Carrots Really Good For Your Vision?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Jan-2015

    “Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes.” Did you ever hear this growing up? Have you passed this little nugget of wisdom on to your own children? Is it even true? The answer is not as simple as “yes” or “no.” Yes, carrots, like many vegetables, help to promote healthy eyes. However, carrots will not correct existing vision problems. If you’re ...
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  • The Effects of Video Games on Eyesight

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Jan-2015

    According to statistics from the Entertainment Software Rating Board, 67 percent of U.S. households play video games. 25 percent of gamers are under 18, while the largest population of gamers (49 percent) are adults ages 18 to 49. The average gamer spends eight hours a week playing video games. How is all this time spent playing video games affecting the vision of American children and adults? ...
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  • Three Tips for Healthy Eyes in 2015

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Jan-2015

    The three keys to a healthy body are eating right, exercising and taking time to rest. The same goes for your eyes. If you want to have better vision in 2015, follow these three simple tips. 1. Eat a diet rich in nutrients. Getting the right dose of vitamins and minerals can help protect your eyes and prevent a number of eye conditions. Vitamin A helps prevent night vision problems, dry eyes, eye ...
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  • Nutrition Tips to Help Prevent Dry Eyes in the Winter

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Jan-2015

    Dry eyes are one of the most common symptoms that bring a patient into the eye doctor, and they can be especially common during the winter. The combination of cold, dry air and harsh winds can cause burning, itchy, watery eyes and even blurry vision. You can help protect your eyes from drying out by wearing sunglasses and using a humidifier or lubricating eye drops, and you can take dry eye ...
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  • Winter Sports Safety: Protecting your Eyes from Snowblindness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Jan-2015

    If you have ever been sunburned, you know just how painful it can be. Imagine having sunburn on your eyes. It may sound unreal, but that is what can happen when snowblindness occurs. Snowblindness is a common form of photokeratitis, a painful eye condition that can occur when the eye is exposed to UV rays from the sun without proper protection. It affects the surface layer of the cornea and the ...
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  • Concerned About Statin Use and Cataracts? 4 Things You Need to Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Jan-2015

    A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology suggests that there may be a link between the use of certain cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins and an increased risk for cataracts. The researchers say that “further assessment of this relationship is recommended, especially because of increased statin use and the importance of acceptable vision in old age when ...
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