Blog Posts in October, 2013

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  • Myth or Fact: What'€™s True and What's™ Not about Your Eye Health?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Oct-2013

    Eating carrots is good for your eyes. Wearing contacts too long will make you go blind. Spending too much time on the computer or sitting too close to the TV will damage your eyes. You only need to see the eye doctor if you’re having problems with your vision. Much of what you hear or read online about your health may be true. And much of it may not be. How do you know what’s true and ...
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  • Can Stress Cause Vision Loss?

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

    There are numerous potentially harmful health effects of having too much stress. High blood pressure, depression, and heart disease are a few health consequences of a high-stress level. Surprisingly, living with a consistentlyhigh-stress level may also affect your vision. The Different Ways Stress Negatively Affects Your Body Stress can affect vision in several ways. One of the most common (and ...
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  • How to Know If You're a Candidate for LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Oct-2013

    LASIK laser eye surgery may provide patients freedom from prescription eyeglasses and contact lenses. Do you have a family member or friend who has experienced this freedom through LASIK eye surgery ? Have you wondered if LASIK will work for you? What qualifies a patient for LASIK? The ideal candidate for LASIK is at least 18 years old and has healthy corneas. He or she should have stable 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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  • Protect Eyes from the Damage of Different Technology

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

    In a technology-driven world, it isn’t uncommon for people to spend several hours a day looking a screen – whether it’s a TV, computer, tablet or smartphone. Is it possible that all of the time spent looking at technology is hurting your eyes? The good news is that frequently looking at a computer screen, TV or a mobile device won’t cause permanent damage to your eyes, but ...
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  • Effects of Alcohol on Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Oct-2013

    Excessive alcohol consumption comes with numerous physical dangers and health risks. Commonly known health risks associated with alcohol abuse include: neurological problems, heart disease, cancer and liver disease. One lesser-known health consequence of excessive alcohol consumption is vision problems. How does alcohol affect eyesight? Optic neuropathy or “alcoholic optic neuritis,” ...
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  • Five Ways Smoking Impacts Eye Health

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Oct-2013

    Smoking is a preventable cause of multiple diseases and health conditions. People who smoke are at greater risk of fatal health consequences such as heart disease and cancer, but they are also at a higher risk of vision problems. In fact, smokers are up to four times more likely to go blind in old age compared to non-smokers. Cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes-- each ...
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  • October Nutrition for Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Oct-2013

    Fall is upon us, and with it comes a delicious assortment of fall fruits and vegetables. If you’ve overdone it this summer on melons, avocados, bell peppers or any of the other summer produce, but still want to eat healthy, the changing of seasons is a great time to change up the fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. Many of the fruits, vegetables and nuts that are in season during the fall ...
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