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  • Stress Isn’t Just Bad for Your Health, It Can Cause Vision Loss Too

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Sep-2018

    You’ve probably heard that stress is bad for your health, but what many people don’t realize is that stress can cause vision loss, too. While stress-related vision loss is often temporary, many people with common, underlying eye and health conditions aren’t always so lucky, which is why stress management is vital. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor ...
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  • Looking Older Than Your Years? 5 Ways to Regain a Youthful Appearance

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Aug-2018

    While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the key to beauty and a youthful appearance may be in the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon who specializes in treating the eyes and areas around the eyes. Are fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes or sagging brows getting you down? Then a visit with Key-Whitman Eye Center’s oculofacial plastic surgeon Priya ...
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  • Is Too Much Screen Time Making Your Child Sick? What Parents Need to Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Aug-2018

    With Texas temps hovering in or near the triple digits, fall may not be in the air – but back-to-school season is definitely here. For most kids, this means vision testing at school. Unfortunately, school vision tests only screen for distance vision and don’t address the new threats technology poses to children’s eye health today. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s ...
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  • Heading to the Water Park This Summer? Grab Eye Drops and Swim Goggles First

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Jul-2018

    The water park business is booming in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and for good reason. It’s HOT outside, and let’s face it, water parks offer hours of entertainment for the kids. Before you head to Bahama Beach, Hawaiian Falls, Altitude H 2 0 or another local water park, Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman has a few words of advice. “Be ...
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  • Suffer from Headaches, Neck Pain or Eyestrain Due to Excessive Screen Time? This New Treatment May Be for You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Jul-2018

    Smartphones, tablets, PCs – on average, Americans spend a whopping 9+ hours on digital devices every day, 1 which can lead to nagging physical symptoms, including headaches, neck and shoulder pain, eyestrain and others. Fortunately, the discovery of the root cause of these issues has led to a revolutionary treatment for these symptoms of digital vision syndrome: prescription ...
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  • LUMIFY Is a Game Changer for Red Eyes, Here’s Why You Should Stop By and Give It a Try

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Jun-2018

    Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher is excited about a new treatment to relieve red, irritated eyes – and for good reason. “I have patients come in every day asking what they can do to treat red eyes, but there hasn’t been anything on the market we felt comfortable recommending. Now with LUMIFY TM eye drops, we have a solution that gets the red out ...
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  • Tired of Hassling with Glasses and Contacts on the Job? Get Relief with LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-May-2018

    From flight attendants to office workers, there are certain jobs where glasses and contact lenses can really become annoying. In other professions (think first responders, doctors, nurses, truck drivers and professional athletes), glasses and contacts can also affect performance – and even pose a safety risk – when vision is compromised or reaction time is delayed. If you’re ...
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  • From Wacky to Dangerous - Common Contact Lens Complications and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-May-2018

    If you wear contact lenses, do reports of multiple contacts stuck in the eye or amoeba-born eye infections keep you up at night? More important, should they? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , a whopping 40.9 million people ages 18 and above wear contact lenses in the United States, which could explain why wacky contact lens stories always make the news. We asked ...
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  • 7 Surprising Facts Women Should Know About Cataract Surgery Regardless of Age

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Apr-2018

    You may think cataracts are something only retirees have to worry about, but cataract surgery isn’t just for the 70-plus set anymore. In fact Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher encourages her patients to get cataract surgery as soon as it is deemed medically necessary – and that could happen years before their first AARP cards come in the mail. From work ...
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  • The Essential Diabetes Eye Health Checklist

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Apr-2018

    If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or have risk factors for the disease, your vision may be in danger. Surprisingly, many diabetics don’t realize that diabetes increases the risk for a number of blinding diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, early cataracts and glaucoma. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor Faisal Haq, “The good news is that these eye ...
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  • Night Blindness: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Apr-2018

    Do you have difficulty seeing at night? Night blindness is common among older drivers, but trouble seeing at night can also be caused by a number of eye conditions that affect people of all ages. What Is Night Blindness? Despite the name “night blindness,” the condition does not mean that someone becomes completely blind at night. Rather, an individual with night blindness may have ...
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  • Frustrated with Dry Eye Symptoms? New Technology Cracks the Code for a Cure

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Mar-2018

    Are you constantly battling dry, scratchy eyes or struggling to wear contact lenses comfortably? Have you also found over-the-counter eye drops don’t bring relief? Then a different approach to dry eye treatment and new technology could change your life. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, “In order to treat dry eyes, an eye doctor ...
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  • BREAKING NEWS: Cupid Claims the Eyes Are the Windows to the Heart

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Feb-2018

    February is a busy time for Cupid. The Roman god of love works overtime preparing for Valentine’s Day, when he inspires romance with the launch of an arrow from his trusty quiver. Since he’s an expert on love and passion, we wanted to ask Cupid to weigh in on his “eyes are the windows to the heart” theory and the science behind it. We were unable to reach Cupid for comment, ...
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  • Why Pro Athletes and Weekend Warriors Love LASIK and PRK

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

    During the 2017 offseason, NFL quarterback Carson Wentz joined a growing list of professional athletes – and weekend warriors – who have undergone laser eye surgery. From comfort to convenience to safety to performance – athletes decide to get LASIK or PRK (photo refractive keratectomy) for a number of reasons. They want dependable, hassle-free vision during game play Athletes ...
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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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  • 3 Innovative Ways to Declare Your Independence from Glasses

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

    Dry eyes. Astigmatism. Nearsightedness. Farsightedness. In the past, these conditions – and others – may have prevented some people from getting vision correction surgery or wearing contact lenses comfortably. Fortunately, those days are long gone for many patients at Key-Whitman Eye Centers. According to Key-Whitman’s Dallas optometrist Martin L. Faber, “Many advances in ...
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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. How Dr. Howell Chose His Cataract Surgeon About a year prior to ...
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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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  • 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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  • Have Floaters, Dry Eye or Poor Reading Vision? New Technology Provides Relief

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Mar-2017

    At Key-Whitman Eye Center we’re always on the lookout for new eye health technology. In fact, our eye doctors and surgeons regularly participate in research and clinical trials to bring these ophthalmologic advances to market. In honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’d like to share a few breakthroughs that might interest you. Vision-saving and vision-enhancing technology have ...
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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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  • Buyer Beware: Why Price Shouldn't Come First When Shopping for LASIK

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

    Key-Whitman Eye Center patient Tommy Hardeman recently stopped by our Dallas eye center for his annual eye health exam. Tommy has been enjoying 20/20 vision for the past eight years, thanks to successful vision correction surgery at Key-Whitman. While you may assume Tommy had LASIK eye surgery at Key-Whitman, he actually underwent an Implantable Collamer ® Lens (ICL) procedure – commonly ...
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  • VR Headsets Top Holiday Wish Lists But Pose Surprising Eye Health Risks

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Dec-2016

    While Hatchimals are topping most 2016 toy lists, many teens and tweens are coveting virtual reality (VR) headsets this holiday season. VR technology is fun and more affordable than ever, but excessive use and sharing of VR headsets may pose short- and long-term eye health risks. We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher, O.D., to explain the risks and share some ...
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  • From Eeewwww to Uh Oh, 7 Beauty Mistakes You Should Stop Making Now

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Oct-2016

    Your mom may have told you that sharing makeup is a bad idea, but according to a report by Optegra Eye Health Care, 18 percent of 16- to 24-year-old women disregard this advice. So what’s the big deal? We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center's Dallas eye doctor Amy Hong, M.D. , to weigh in on the risks associated with this common beauty mistake and several others. No. 1: Sharing eye cosmetics, ...
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