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How to Keep Eyes Healthy As We Age

Just as aging shows in your body and organs, so it does in your eyes—and amplifying the older you get. The effects of aging on your eyes may be affected by family heredity or the environment. To counter these effects, go for regular eye checkups at Hunter Family Vision once you turn 40. 

Is It Dry Eyes or Seasonal Allergies?

Many people experience either dry eye syndrome or seasonal allergies during the summer and spring seasons. It can be hard to distinguish between the two because their symptoms are very much alike. Some people also suffer from both conditions at the same time, leading them to experience great discomfort at specific times of the year. How do you differentiate between dry eyes syndrome and seasonal allergies?

Common Types of Eye Emergencies

Medical emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, and they can affect any area of the body. Vision is arguably the most important sense, and it is vital to protect it. Eye injuries can cause discomfort and lead to long-term eye problems or even blindness. 

What Are Early Warning Signs of Macular Degeneration?

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in people who are over the age of 50. Statistics estimate that about 14 million people in America have macular degeneration. That number is set to increase with more people aging day after day.

What Are Neurolens Glasses and How Do They Work?

The brain constantly coordinates with the eyes. It keeps them in sync and aligned, enabling people to see the world around them without experiencing double vision. So if you have misaligned eyes, you will probably experience various bothersome symptoms. These include dizziness, headaches, neck stiffness, migraines, and tension around and in your eyes.

Diagnosing and Preventative Care for Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye condition that damages the optic nerve of your eye through the buildup of pressure. The increased eye pressure is technically known as intraocular pressure (IOP). Intraocular pressure damages your optic nerve and sends your brain images. Further damage can cause vision loss or complete blindness over time.

The Best Treatment for Dry Eyes

Dry eye disease is one of the most common eye conditions among older adults. The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that more than 4.8 million people aged 50 years and above in the U.S. have this condition. However, dry eye disease can develop at any age. According to the National Eye Institute, this condition affects roughly 16 million Americans.

How Do You Permanently Treat Dry Eyes?

The eyes have glands to produce moisture that helps with lubrication. The glands produce a mixture of oil, water, and mucus, creating a tear film on the surface of the eye. The tear film is essential for proper vision and for protecting the eye surface. 

Importance of Routine Pediatric Eye Exams

Healthy eyes are an important part of good overall health. Your child’s visual development plays a vital role in their capacity to socialize and learn effectively. To ensure the optimum visual development of your child, you should schedule them for routine appointments with an eye care doctor. 

Benefits of MiSight® 1 Day Contact Lenses

Kids spend most of their hours playing and discovering new things both at home and in school. Kids with healthy eyes and good vision can do these activities more easily than those with vision problems such as myopia. Left untreated, this condition may worsen.

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