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Are You Seeing Spots?
by Kimberly Allen, RN If you have noticed that there are tiny spots or flashes in your vision you aren’t alone. In fact, 7 out of 10 people will develop spots or flashes by the time they are 70 years of age.  These spots are called eye floaters and they... Read more

Dyslexia is one of those umbrella terms that covers several types of learning disabilities. In 1968 dyslexia was defined as “a disorder in children who despite conventional classroom experience, fail to attain the language skills of reading, writing and spelling commensurate with their intellectual abilities” by the Federation of Neurologists…

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A look at Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a term that refers to a group of eye disorders. These disorders occur because of a build up of pressure in the eye. This build up of pressure can lead to damage to the optic nerve and permanent blindness. Glaucoma is the number one cause of permanent blindness worldwide. It is estimated that 6 million people are blind in both eyes due to glaucoma…

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Understanding Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding that forms when there is a build up of protein in the lens of the eye. It is estimated that over 22 million Americans 40 years and older are currently suffering some degree of vision loss due to cataracts…

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The ABCs of AMD (Adult Macular Degeneration)

Macular degeneration is a medical condition that occurs when a portion of the eye know as the macula deteriorates causing vision problems. It is estimated that over 2 million Americans are affected by macular degeneration and the numbers are climbing with expectations of over 3 million by the year 2020…

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Maintaining healthy eyes

One major contributor to eye trouble is a poor diet, specifically the denatured, chemical and preservative laden foods that most Americans consume daily…

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