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Posts tagged with: dry eyes

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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“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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Many articles have been written over the years explaining the common condition of dry eyes. In short, dry eyes happen when the quantity and quality of your tears decline, causing an itching, burning sensation. There are various causes of this...
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At one time or another, everyone is affected by red eyes. They happen when the tiny blood vessels in the white area of the eye, known as the sclera, become inflamed or “bloodshot.” But the reasons behind the red eyes...
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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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 It starts out simply enough. One day, you hold the newspaper, magazine, book, or menu you’re reading a little farther away than you did before. Time marches on and a while later – after you’ve been slowly adjusting – you...
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