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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Check Your Vision With the Key-Whitman Eye Condition Simulators

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Mar-2015

    Changes in vision with age are normal. Eventually, most people become dependent on reading glasses, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. But changes in your vision could also be attributed to a more serious eye condition. How do you know if you should be concerned about your changing vision? Key-Whitman has collected a set of eye condition simulators that allow you to see what your vision ...
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  • Why Annual Eye Exams Are Important

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Feb-2015

    Why is it important to have an annual eye exam? If you wear glasses or contact lenses, do you really need to return to your eye doctor every year? Regular eye exams aren’t only for measuring changes in your vision. They are key to the prevention and early detection of eye diseases that could result in permanent vision loss. Problems with your vision can be an indicator of eye health and even ...
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  • Prioritizing Your Health: Why Eye Exams Matter

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

    Getting your eyes examined is about more than checking for 20/20 vision. Annual eye exams are a critical element of your overall preventative health care plan. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is often the most effective means of diagnosing eye conditions that could steal your vision if not diagnosed early and treated properly. Getting your eyes examined is about more than checking for 20/20 ...
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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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  • Can an Annual Eye Exam Save Your Life?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-Aug-2014

    7 Surprising Ways Eye Doctors Use Technology to Elevate Patient Care. Do you think an eye exam is simply something you should do to improve your vision? Not any more. With today’s technology, your eye doctor could also spot life-threatening health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and more. That’s a great reason not to wait until you notice vision changes or ...
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  • Got Headaches? See Your Eye Doctor

    Posted By || 4-Aug-2014

    Headaches are common, and in most cases, a small headache is nothing to worry about. However, persistent headaches may have a serious cause and shouldn’t be ignored. Common, non-threatening headaches are often caused by lifestyle factors like alcohol, processed foods, lack of sleep, poor posture, stress and vision changes. Headaches can also have more serious causes, such as dehydration, ...
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  • Save Your Vision, Get an Eye Exam.

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

    When was the last time you had your eyes checked? Getting your eyes checked regularly should be part of your annual preventative health care routine and is equally as important to your health as your annual physical exam. A dilated, comprehensive eye exam is the most effective method for diagnosing unhealthy eyes and eye conditions. Many eye conditions, including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and ...
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  • Why Is Eye Dilation Necessary?

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

    Getting your eyes dilated isn’t a pleasant experience, but it is often a necessary part of a comprehensive eye exam. During your exam, your eye doctor will use eye drops that cause your pupils to dilate, allowing more light into your eyes. The wider your pupils are, the better your doctor can see the back portion of your eye, including the retina and optic nerve. A dilated eye enables your ...
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  • Key-Whitman's Self-Evaluation Tool Helps You See Your Options Clearly

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

    Do you think you may be a candidate for LASIK or another type of laser vision correction? While a consultation with a laser eye surgeon is necessary in deciding whether you qualify, Key-Whitman offers a self-evaluation tool to help determine your vision correction options. The one-minute self-evaluation can be taken at home and will provide you immediate and valuable insight about vision ...
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  • When Was Your Last Eye Exam?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Oct-2013

    Can you remember the last time you saw your eye doctor? Keeping up with routine eye exams is an important part of your overall preventative health care. Just as you would see your primary care physician for a regular checkup, you should schedule annual eye exams with your eye doctor. Annual eye exams are an important element of your preventative health care. A comprehensive eye exam in which your ...
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  • What to Expect From Your Upcoming Eye Exam

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Feb-2013

    When was the last time you had your eyes checked? If you can’t remember, call your eye doctor today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Regular eye exams aren’t only necessary for correcting refractive errors and vision problems; maintaining regular appointments with your ophthalmologist can help detect eye conditions and diseases that may lead to more serious health problems or ...
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  • How to Know It's Time to Get Your Vision Checked

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

    The health of your eyes is just as important as the health of the rest of your body. Keeping up with regular eye exams should be habit; when you schedule your next physical, take time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam too. Doing so may mean early detection of an eye disease, which could, in turn, save your vision. Though you should maintain routine eye exams, there are certain signs and ...
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  • Schedule an Appointment During National Eye Exam Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Aug-2012

    In 1989, Sears Optical dedicated August as National Eye Exam Month to encourage people everywhere to see their eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam. Now is a great time to schedule an appointment to have your eyes examined! Annual eye exams are an important element of your preventative health care. A comprehensive eye exam in which your eyes are dilated is the most effective method for ...
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  • Comprehensive Eye Exams - What to Expect

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-May-2012

    If you haven’t seen your eye doctor recently, it’s time to schedule a comprehensive eye exam. Eye exams aren’t only necessary for correcting vision, but can help detect eye conditions and eye diseases that could lead to more serious health problems or permanent vision loss. During your comprehensive eye exam at Key-Whitman, we will evaluate your eyes for a new prescription, but ...
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  • An Eye Exam Without Full Dilation

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Jan-2012

    Are you overdue for your annual or biennial comprehensive eye exam? You know scheduling a regular exam is important, but the inconvenience of having your eyes dilated may be holding you back. While it can be a nuisance, dilation is one of the most important parts of a comprehensive exam because it allows the doctor to fully evaluate the retina to look for signs of damage and other eye problems. At ...
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