Protect Your Sight As You Age

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We all get older and so do our eyes, but there’s still a lot we can do to keep our eyes healthy as we age. Today, we’d like to go over a few of the most common age-related eye problems and offer tips on keeping your eyes healthy and strong. Be Aware Of Common Eye Problems Many of us will …

How Do Our Eyes Compare With Cameras?

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If you’ve taken a lot of pictures, you might have noticed that the photos don’t always turn out the same as what we see. Why does that happen? Eyes and cameras both see images and they have a lot of mechanical similarities, but there are still many differences between them. Organic Aperture: The Iris Both eyes and cameras can control …

Look How Far Corrective Lenses Have Come!

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Can you imagine wearing glasses with lenses made of crystal? Your ancestors could. Corrective lenses have come a long way from when they were first invented, and we aren’t just talking about what they can do for different types of vision problems, but what they’re actually made of. Timeline Of Past Lens Materials 60 AD: One legendary example of a vision-correcting …

Healthy Foods For Healthy Eyes

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We’ve all heard that eating carrots will improve our vision. They may not give us super night vision, but eating them can help keep our eyes healthy. What we choose to eat is one of the most important variables to our health. It affects our weight, our energy levels, our risk of many types of disease—the list goes on and …

How Does Our Night Vision Compare?

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Our eyes are easily the most complex sensory organs we have. Our ability to see the world around us in clear, precise images is frankly incredible. But since we are a diurnal (awake during the daytime) species, our night vision is nowhere near as powerful as that of many animals. Human Vision Tag-Team: Rods and Cones Two of the most …

The Value Of Back-To-School Eye Exams

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With school starting up again soon, now is a great time to start thinking about scheduling an eye appointment for your child. Classroom Vision Problems Are Varied Experts estimate that 10 percent of preschoolers have a vision problem significant enough to impact learning, and being nearsighted or farsighted aren’t the only problems you can have with your vision. Colorblindness is also common, …

20/20 In Hindsight: The Snellen Eye Chart

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Have you ever wondered where that chart with the big E in every eye doctor’s office came from? The famous eye chart is actually called the Snellen Chart. It was named for the 19th-century Dutch ophthalmologist who first developed it. Glasses Before Eye Charts Glasses were invented in Italy around 1286, though they were fairly crude. It wasn’t until two centuries …

Helping Your Children Love Their Glasses

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Is your third-grader constantly “forgetting” her glasses at home? Does your little boy come up with all kinds of excuses not to wear his? Here are some tips for keeping those glasses on! Their Glasses Should Be Their Own Glasses don’t carry quite the same stigma they used to, but the fear of facing mockery from peers is still one …

Why We Get Dark Circles Under Our Eyes

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Getting a poor night’s rest isn’t the only reason you get dark circles under your eyes! Many of us have seen those pesky dark circles or bags under our eyes and blame it on a lack of sleep. But there’s actually more to it than that! The Skin Under Your Eyes Is Very Thin The skin underneath and around your …

Why Do We Have Eyebrows And Eyelashes?

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Eyebrows and eyelashes serve important functions and protect our eyes every single day! You see them every time you look in the mirror, but you probably don’t think about them very often. And when you do start thinking about those seemingly random furry patches on your forehead known as eyebrows or the delicate hair coming out of your eyelids known …