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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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  • Keep Your Eyes Strong with Eye Exercises

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Jun-2013

    Difficulty focusing, weak or “ lazy eye,” double vision, and strained eyes are all reasons an eye doctor may prescribe eye exercises. Patients who regularly experience symptoms such as eyestrain, blurred vision, headaches, tired eyes, or who have difficulty sustaining attention may benefit from eye exercises. Eye exercises will not treat eye conditions such as nearsightedness, dyslexia ...
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  • Beat Dallas Allergies With These Eye Care Tips

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Mar-2013

    Spring allergies affect an estimated 30 to 50 million Americans. In Dallas, common allergens are based on the trees, weeds, grasses and plants that grow here. The Pollen Library provides a list of common allergens based on season, and on a daily basis, the weather forecast from local Dallas news stations includes a pollen count specific for the day. For many allergy sufferers, spring means a ...
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  • Eye Care for Senior Adults

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Mar-2013

    It is reported that 1-in-3 Americans develop some form of eye disease, which impairs vision by the time they are 65. Though some vision loss due to age (presbyopia) is normal, other eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular-degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are more serious and can cause more severe vision impairment. Early detection of these eye conditions through annual dilating eye ...
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  • Eye Care Tips for Aging Adults

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Mar-2013

    Have you noticed changes in your body as you’ve aged? Perhaps you’ve gained a few extra pounds, notice more laugh lines and wrinkles around your eyes, or had to find a solution to cover your graying hair? You may also notice changes in your vision as you age. Vision changes are a normal part of the aging process. Most adults begin to notice changes in their eyesight once they hit 40, ...
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  • UV Eye Protection After Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Nov-2012

    Ultraviolet rays from the sun can cause significant damage to the eyes. Spending time in the sun without wearing proper eye protection can contribute to cataracts, macular degeneration and cancerous and non-cancerous growths on the eye. To prevent eye damage, and to protect your eyes following vision correction surgery or cataract eye surgery, you should wear sunglasses whenever you are outside in ...
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  • Eye Health Tips While Using Your Computer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Nov-2012

    Staring at a computer screen for extended periods of time can be hard on your eyes. While it won’t cause permanent damage to your eye health, looking at a screen, such as a computer screen, video game, phone, iPad or even TV, can cause dry, irritated eyes. It can also contribute to headaches. Studies show we blink half as often when looking at a computer screen or other digital devices as we ...
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