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  • Can an Annual Eye Exam Change Your Child's Life? Yes It Can

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Aug-2017

    If you believe school vision screenings adequately evaluate your child’s vision, please read on. “While school vision screenings are important, they do not take the place of a full eye exam, because they only detect distance vision issues,” says Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher. To learn about our $99 Back-to-School Eye Exam Special, contact our ...
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  • Ever Wonder How an Ophthalmologist Chooses a Cataract Surgeon?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2017

    With his golf game in jeopardy, now retired ophthalmologist Frank Howell knew it was time to schedule cataract surgery. Six years later, we caught up with Dr. Howell to find out how he’s doing and why Key-Whitman President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D., was his first and only choice to perform the cataract procedure. About a year prior to his 2011 cataract surgery, Dr. Frank Howell ...
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  • From Protective Eyewear to Eye Drops - 6 Tips for Healthy, Comfortable Eyes at Work

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jun-2017

    Painful, irritated eyes make life on the job miserable, but you don’t have to suffer anymore. Whether you work construction, drive a forklift or stare at a computer screen all day – taking simple, proactive steps to prevent eye injuries and discomfort can be life changing.. Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor Sadaf Razi regularly treats patients with work-related eye ...
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  • 5 Surprising Summer Eye Health Risks and What You Can Do About It

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jun-2017

    People tend to spend more time outdoors during the summer and why not? The warmer weather is ideal for family picnics, concerts, festivals, pool time and sporting events. Summer is also the time of year when eye doctors, such as Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, see more patients seeking treatment for eye redness, pain and irritation. Dr. Hoelscher explains why ...
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  • Too Busy to See the Eye Doctor? How and When Digital Eye Health Tools Can Help

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-May-2017

    People who grew up in the age of the internet naturally gravitate toward products and services that provide value, solve problems and simplify life. So it’s no surprise that eye health apps and websites that make it easy to order contacts and glasses or take an eye exam are popular today. Many of these tools offer busy people a distinct advantage – convenience – along with being ...
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  • Millennial Moms Face More Eye Health Risks Than Dads - How to Level the Playing Field

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Apr-2017

    In general, women experience more vision problems than men, but millennial moms (those born between 1981 and 1997) also face bigger eye health risks than their male counterparts. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Arlington ophthalmologist Amy Hong, M.D. to explain why women are at risk and what steps millennial moms can take to protect their eyes. So Why Do Women Get The Short End Of The ...
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  • Four Helpful Tips for Choosing the Perfect Sunglasses for Your Face

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Apr-2017

    Sunglasses come in an endless array of shapes and sizes. With so many options, choosing a pair that flatters your face can be overwhelming. Choosing sunglasses that protect eyes from harmful UV rays should also be a key consideration. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D. and Director of Optical Renee Macdonald to share insight on how to choose ...
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  • What Do Vacuuming, Mackerel and Sunshine Have in Common? What Diabetics Need to Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Mar-2017

    Diabetes can take a serious toll on the body, but did you know uncontrolled diabetes can lead to irreversible vision loss and even blindness? In fact, according to a recent report by the National Eye Institute (NEI), diabetic retinopathy – the most common form of diabetic eye disease – is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20-74. The NEI also projects the prevalence of the ...
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  • Devouring Kale and Eye Health Supplements? That May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Feb-2017

    Eye doctors regularly prescribe AREDS-2 (age-related eye disease study) eye health supplements to slow the progression of macular degeneration. However, a recent case report published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed what happened to one woman who took supplementation too far. Yes, you can overdose on nutritional supplements. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Arlington eye doctor Ronald ...
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  • Two Positive Changes the Sandwich Generation Should Make Now

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Jan-2017

    In a recent survey of the Sandwich Generation (adults 40 to 60 years of age), one quarter of the 2,000 survey respondents acknowledged they spend more time managing the health of their parents and/or children than their own health needs. Seventeen percent also acknowledged that caring for others has had a negative impact on their health – including eye health. This comes as no surprise to ...
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  • Key-Whitman's Amanda Hoelscher, O.D. Featured on NBC 5

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Aug-2016

    Smartphones May Cause Temporary Blindness Nowadays, most people use their phone for a wide range of things, including shopping, communicating, getting the news, checking emails, and more. In fact, according to PCWorld, about 68 percent of adults in the United States owns a smartphone. While these devices can be convenient, they can also have a negative impact on eye health. NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ...
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  • 4 Ways Millennials Unknowingly Increase Their Risk for Vision Loss

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Aug-2016

    Millennials – or adults ages 18 to 35 in 2016 – get a lot of kudos for their independent spirits, being stellar multitaskers and savvy digital natives. A handful have even made millions with their startups (Hello Mark Zuckerberg!). But when it comes to taking care of their eyes, not so much. Unfortunately, the current generation of young adults (like earlier generations of young ...
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  • Is Your Child Ready for Contact Lenses?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Aug-2016

    Wearing contact lenses is a rite of passage and confidence booster for many kids and teens. For others, it may be a matter of necessity. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas Optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D., “Some children with high prescriptions see better with contact lenses. They can also be a real difference-maker for young athletes looking for that competitive ...
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  • Can the Right Vitamins and Foods Help Improve the Healthiness of Your Eyes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Nov-2015

    Recently, Dr. Sadaf Razi appeared on WFAA ABC News where she discussed how consuming the right amount and appropriate types of vitamins can improve a person’s overall health and vision. Dr. Razi states that because of how hectic our lives can become, most people do not obtain the adequate levels of vitamins needed in a day. While many fruits, vegetables, and other foods contain these ...
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  • How Decorative Contact Lenses Can Damage Your Eyes: You May Want to Skip this Part of Your Halloween Costume

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Oct-2015

    Many of us know people who go full force when creating, designing, and putting together their Halloween costumes. Some buy the costume, shoes, and accessories, dye their hair vibrant colors, and even wear decorative contact lenses. While many of these costume constituents may seem harmless, decorative contact lenses can actually be quite dangerous on the eyes. The Food and Drug Administration ...
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  • Are You Guilty of These Four Common Contact Lens Hygiene Mistakes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Sep-2015

    An estimated 125,000,000 people across the globe wear contact lenses as an alternative to eyeglasses. While they are a comfortable and convenient way to correct vision, they still require safe handling practices to reduce the risk of eye infections and other complications. Many people are not aware of these risks or of how to prevent them. According to a recent report, nearly 99 percent of contact ...
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  • Keep Your Eyes Feeling Great Through the Fall

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

    With cooler weather coming around, you can bet that you will want to spend your free time outdoors. Whether you plan to watch a football game, go camping, take the kids to the park, or go for a stroll, it is important to take care of your eyes. Remember, you only get one set of eyes. Keep them safe! To help you get ready for the fall, we have compiled a list of tips that will help you keep your ...
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  • The Importance of Wearing Swim Goggles this Summer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Jul-2015

    It has been unseasonably cool (and wet) so far this year, but the hot and sticky summer temps will be here before you know it. When you can’t get away from the Texas heat in the summer, there’s just one thing to do: go for a swim! Swimming is a generally safe activity, but when you do consider the dangers of swimming, you probably immediately think about drowning. Chances are, you ...
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  • Why You Should Listen to Rapper Fetty Wap to Avoid Blindness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Jul-2015

    Rap superstar Fetty Wap has found fans in other hit makers from Rhianna to Jay Z and Beyoncé for good reason. His hit "Trap Queen" topped Billboard's Hot Rap Songs charts this spring, he loves his mom and he’s steadfast about being honest about himself. This became abundantly clear when he set the record about how he lost his eye. No, he didn’t get hit with ...
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  • Eye Injury Prevention Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Oct-2014

    According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly 2.5 million people suffer eye injuries every year in the United States, and about one million people will lose at least partial vision as a result. Nearly half of all eye injuries occur at home. October is Eye Injury Prevention Month, and we want to be sure you know how you can prevent common eye injuries. Common eye injury risks in and ...
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  • Fourth of July Events and Fireworks Safety Tips

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Jul-2014

    America’s birthday is just a couple days away! If you’re looking for a good place to celebrate, here is a handy rundown of four popular Fourth of July events in the Dallas area. Kaboom Town!, July 3 This year marks the 30 th anniversary of Kaboom Town! in Addison Circle Park, ranked one of the top five fireworks shows in the United States by The Wall Street Journal. The festival kicks ...
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  • Tips to Prevent Eye Injuries at Home

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

    Eye injuries can cause serious damage to your vision and can even cause blindness. While you may not expect your home to be a dangerous place when it comes to your eyes and vision, according to medical statistics, nearly half of all eye injuries each year occur in and around the home. Whether cooking in your kitchen or doing yard work or using power tools in your workshop, there are a number of ...
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  • Protecting Your Eyes from UV Damage

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

    Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation doesn’t just cause skin cancer—it can also cause serious damage to your eyes. UV rays, whether from natural sunlight or artificial sources like a tanning bed, can affect both surface tissues and internal structures of the eye like the cornea and lens. UV damage to the eyes Short-term excessive UV exposure can burn the surface of the eye, much like ...
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  • Summertime Swimming: Protect your eyes

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

    Spring and summer time in Texas means one thing: it’s time to hit the water! Whether you go swimming in the ocean or prefer to soak up some sun by the edge of the water, there are a few things you should know to protect your eyes this summer. Swimming pool water and ocean salt water both pose certain risks to your eyes. The chemicals in a swimming pool can cause chemical or allergic ...
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  • Tips for Summer Eye Health

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

    Summertime is here! When you’re out having fun in the sun, be sure to protect your eyes. Whether you’re sweating in the summer heat or keeping cool in the pool, here are a few tips to protect your eyes' health this summer. Tips to protect your eyes from the sun The sun emits powerful UVA and UVB rays, which are commonly associated with skin conditions, melanoma and even immune ...
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