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Take Action and Protect Your Vision During National Glaucoma Awareness Month and Beyond

Did you know that Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States? It affects more than 2.7 million people currently, and it is estimated for numbers to double by 2050. Since January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, it is a good time to take control of your eye health and pick up that phone to schedule the long overdue eye exam.  

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Organizing Your Home – Important Tips for Those with Low Vision

Keeping your home organized is efficient, time-saving, and reduces stress.  When you are blind or have low vision, keeping your home organized is also important for your safety and independence.

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Crossword Puzzle Day!

Do you get up Sunday morning, grab a pen, a cup of coffee and your newspaper? What happens when your vision starts to change and it becomes too difficult to see to complete the crossword puzzle, read the newspaper, or participate in your favorite hobbies? Feeling like you are missing out or have had to give up some of your favorite pastimes, can get you down. Don’t be discouraged! Many have felt the same way, but there is technology available that can assist you. 

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Your Eyes Are What You Eat: How a Healthy Diet Helps You Save Your Eyes from Harm

During Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month focus on healthy eating that can have a positive effect on your vision. Fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds high in antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C, and E, beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein, can all contribute to your eye health. 

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Protecting Your Vision from Diabetic Eye Disease

Since November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month it is important to learn what eye conditions arise from diabetes, what you can do to slow or manage eye conditions resulting from diabetes, and how you can continue to enjoy the activities you love. 

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Protect Your Vision - Even During the Winter Months!

During the Summertime protecting our eyes and skin from damaging UV rays may come naturally to us. Grabbing a pair of sunglasses before heading out of the house is normal during the summer, but once fall and winter roll around this may be forgotten. When the days start getting shorter and the sun is hidden behind clouds the sunglasses and hats are being left behind to collect dust.  But harmful UV rays can be more damaging to our eyes in the winter than they are in the summer.

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FAQ’s – What is a low vision evaluation?

Surprise!  That word can at times create a lot of anxiety and stress.  In our day to day life surprises are not generally looked favorably on.  Knowing what is coming and what to expect can help alleviate a lot of worry. 

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Put on your Boots, Grab your Coat, and Let’s go Hike!

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees,” this quote by Henry David Thoreau sums up the benefits of being in the great outdoors. Going for a hike is not only a fantastic way to connect with nature, it also helps us to unwind and recharge our batteries.

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Only You Can Prevent Eye Injuries!

October is National Eye Injury Prevention Month. Protecting your eyes from an injury is important at work, around the home, or while playing sports.  Though some eye conditions and diseases may not be preventable, nearly 90 percent of all eye injuries can be prevented with the proper safety gear.   

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FAQ’s – Which Filter Color is Best for My Eye Condition?

Which filter color is best for my eye condition?  Are there filters that will help me read easier? Do I need two pairs of filtered glasses one for outdoors and one for indoor activities?

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