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Last month in our two-part series exploring how the thyroid gland affects vision, we looked at hyperthyroidism. This month, we will look at hypothyroidism. To recap, the thyroid is essentially your body’s hormone factory. Shaped like a butterfly, it’s found in...
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Low vision is a visual impairment where you find yourself still struggling to read, watch television, recognize people, shop, and so on, after you’ve gotten corrective lenses (i.e., eyeglasses or contacts), taken medication, and/or have had surgery for cataracts, etc....
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Our eyes help us to see our world and to experience it from birth to death. As our bodies grow and change through the ages, so too, does our vision. Newborns to One Year Babies can clearly see about 8-12...
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Diabetes is a disease where there is too much sugar or glucose in the bloodstream. This condition can lead to a variety of health problems for those who have been diagnosed, including issues with vision that can lead to blindness...
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“You are what you eat.” We’ve heard this proverb for a while now. Turns out that it’s true! When it comes to eating for the health of your eyes, there are a few key vitamins and essential nutrients to focus...
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Every year on June 27, we remind our patients, family, friends, and ourselves, that the best way to protect our eyes is to shade them with sunglasses. Apart from being a fashion accessory, sunglasses help to shield your eyes from...
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October is Down syndrome awareness month! All About Eyes offers specialty eyewear for our patients with Down syndrome, and we also cater to their special needs during eye exams. Down syndrome, named for the English physician John Langdon Down, who...
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Every year on June 27, we here at All About Eyes celebrate National Sunglasses Day! It’s a time for us to remind our patients (and ourselves) about the benefits of wearing sunglasses while outside (year-round). Now that the weather has finally...
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The beginning of the new school year for high schoolers often means the start of driver’s education courses and getting permits for most teenagers. While most kids focus on passing the written portion exam for their permit, there’s another, equally...
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Smoking. It’s not just bad for your lungs, heart, and pretty much every organ in your body according to the Centers for Disease Control, but it’s detrimental for your eyes, too. In addition to increased risks of heart and lung...
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