Blog Posts in July, 2014

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  • Vitamin Eye: Can Vitamin Supplements Improve Eye Health?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Jul-2014

    The business of dietary supplements is no small affair. It’s so big in fact, that Americans spent an estimated $30 billion on vitamins and supplements in 2011. Recently, vitamin supplements to promote eye health have become increasingly popular – but do they really work? Major research by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) did reveal that a specific combination of nutrients ...
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  • How to Protect Your Eyes from Aging

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Jul-2014

    As we age, our bodies change. Weight gain, graying hair, wrinkles—each of these can be a sign of aging. Vision changes can also be a normal part of the aging process. Most adults will begin to notice changes in vision by the time they reach 40. Many will require new prescription lenses or reading glasses. Presbyopia is the name given to this natural decline in vision that affects the ability ...
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  • Serving Those Who Have Served: Key-Whitman Tapped to Expedite Vision Care for DFW Veterans

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

    Two weeks before the Veterans Affairs (VA) hospital controversy dominated headlines, Key-Whitman Eye Center's Director of Patient Accounting Matt Chapman received a call from the Dallas VA Medical Center. "The Dallas VA was hoping to expedite eye care services for veterans located in the DFW Metroplex, and they wanted to know if we could help with their patient overflow. We immediately ...
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  • Warning Signs of Age-Related Eye Conditions

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

    Eye conditions can affect people of all ages, but as we age, our eyes may become more prone to eye conditions that could lead to serious vision loss or even blindness. The best way to protect your vision is to keep up with regular eye exams, but educating yourself on the warning signs of common eye conditions is also important in preventing permanent vision loss. If you experience any of the ...
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  • Importance of Nutrition in Dry Eye Disease

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Jul-2014

    Nutrition is a key ingredient for healthy eyes. Vitamins and minerals found in many whole foods can help prevent a number of health conditions. In recent years, researchers have also made a connection between nutrition and dry eye disease. Dehydration can make dry eye symptoms worse, so staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water can also help alleviate symptoms of dry eye syndrome. According to ...
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  • Summer Nutrition for Healthy Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jul-2014

    Did you know that the foods you eat can help protect your eyes from many common eye conditions ? Nutrition plays an important role in preventing conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration. Summer foods that are good for your eyes include strawberries, tomatoes, avocados and peppers. These and many other fresh fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that will help protect your eyes from ...
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  • Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month: Treating Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Jul-2014

    July is Dry Eye Disease Awareness month. If you have been diagnosed with dry eyes or are experiencing the signs of dry eyes, you might be wondering how to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of dry eyes. Dry eye disease, or dry eye syndrome, is a common irritating, uncomfortable and even painful eye condition caused by a lack of tear production or poor quality of tears produced. Tears provide ...
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  • Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month: Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jul-2014

    Dry eye disease affects an estimated 40 million people in the U.S., but only a small fraction of those people have been diagnosed and are receiving treatment. July is Dry Eye Disease Awareness Month, dedicated to the education about dry eyes, risks of the condition and treatment options available. What is dry eye disease? Dry eye disease, or dry eyes, is a condition in which there is either ...
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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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  • How to Protect Your Eyes from a Soccer-Related Eye Injury

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Jul-2014

    The World Cup is in full swing—Go USA!—and eyes around the globe are fixed on the sport of soccer, or “football,” as the rest of the world calls it. But did you know that soccer is listed among the sports that cause the most eye injuries ? Other sports dangerous to the eyes include racquet sports, baseball, basketball and water sports. Because soccer is a “hands ...
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