The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

When you are at your eye appointment you might hear the terms nearsightedness and farsightedness. You might even be dealing with one of these conditions. But what do they both mean?

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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Growing up in today’s day and age it’s not if you will use technology throughout the day - it’s about how long your day will be consumed behind a screen. Whether you’re sitting at work behind a computer for 8 hours or lounging on the couch scrolling through your newsfeed you could be experiencing the side effects of Digital Eye Strain.

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Foods That Will Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy!

Foods That Will Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy!

Friday, August 25, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

We fuel our body with foods for our overall health but have you ever put in any thought about which foods have the best impact on our eye health? We are here to help! Check out which food groups will help keep you and your eyes healthy!

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How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision.

How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

It is well known that smoking is the leading cause of serious health conditions that affect your lungs, heart, and much more. What most people don’t know is how smoking negatively impacts your eyes.

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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

When your eyes stop producing enough tears needed to nourish your eyes, you could start having to deal with a condition known as Dry Eye.

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3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision at Night

3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision at Night

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Do you find yourself struggling with your vision at night? You aren’t alone! Worldwide people are experiencing this same vision impairment at night time.

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world: Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40.

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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

Thursday, June 15, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Thursday, February 09, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Nutrients in Food and How They Affect Your Eye Health

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Author: Palmer Eye Center

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot of options available for us when we go to the grocery store every day. What we eat can have an effect on our health and ultimately that effects every part of our body. Even our eyes can be effected by our diet, so making smart choices with what we eat could possibly be the difference between clear or blurry as we get older.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Everyone has heard that they should be eating more carrots to improve their eyesight. This is because of the high levels of beta-carotene that is found in carrots which is said to be essential in maintaining healthy eyes. There are actually quite a few different vitamins and nutrients that are considered to be good for your eye health.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolent (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Friday, June 24, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Monday, May 23, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

I'm sure at some point you've felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or germs such as a staphylococcal bacterium have been trapped with dead skin cells on the eyelid. Usually, styes are never more than a superficial frustration, but they can form deeper in the eyelid.

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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5 Common Contact Lens Blunders That Should Be Avoided

5 Common Contact Lens Blunders That Should Be Avoided

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Palmer Eye Center

The human eye is very sensitive to bacteria and debris, which makes contact lens use a liability for many people. It is easy to not take the necessary precautions with contact lenses, because we assume that nothing bad will happen if we cut corners just a little bit in regards to lens hygiene.

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Blurred Horizon? Myopia Might Be To Blame

Blurred Horizon? Myopia Might Be To Blame

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Myopia, or as it is commonly called “nearsightedness,” is an eye condition where objects in the distance begin to appear blurry in your vision. This particular eye condition can develop rapidly or slowly, but usually worsens more quickly during childhood and adolescence. Unfortunately, nearsightedness tends to be passed on genetically throughout the family, so if someone in your immediate family has myopia, there is a strong possibility you will develop it at some point as well.

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5 Signs it Might be Time for Vision Correction

5 Signs it Might be Time for Vision Correction

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

A large percentage of what we do in our life is dependent on our ability to see clearly. 4.2 billion People around the globe suffer from some level of visual impairment, a staggering 80% of these cases of vision impairment can be avoided and/or cured. Visual impairment can negatively affect your work productivity and cost you a lot of time throughout the day. The population of the U.S. alone collectively lost 283,000 years of time in 2013 due to vision related problems. Imagine everything that could have been accomplished during this time?

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Can Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Aging Eyes?

Can Fruits and Vegetables Protect Your Aging Eyes?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Living a healthy lifestyle starts with eating nutritious foods. What you eat, can have a dramatic effect on your health. Eating healthy can improve your blood pressure, lower your cholesterol, reduce your chances of having a stroke, reduce your risks of heart disease, etc... A lesser known fact though, is that eating healthy can also protect your vision.

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The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

The Three Types of Cataracts and What you should be on the Lookout For

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Most people over the age of 40 that suffer vision loss are developing cataracts. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness throughout the entire world. The number of cases of cataracts far eclipse the amount of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cases combined!

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The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Wildfires can be an issue anywhere when there isn’t enough rain during the hot summer. If you live in California, then you most likely already know the dangers these wildfires pose to the ecosystem and neighboring towns. A lesser known fact about fire is that the smoke can be equally as detrimental to your health as the fire itself. Exposure to smoke can cause damage to your lungs, but did you that smoke can damage your eyes as well?

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The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

The Danger Diabetes Presents to the Health of your Eyes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Diabetes is a growing issue throughout the world, with an estimated 382 million people suffering from it in 2013. If not treated, diabetes can lead to other serious medical complications such as: ischemic heart disease, kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke—but did you know that diabetes can also affect your eyes?

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7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

There are a lot of different foods out there that help to promote good eye health, but how many do you know about? In this article we talk about some of these foods and how they can be beneficial to your daily diet.

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Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Common Misconceptions Regarding UV Safety

Monday, June 08, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Most people know to protect themselves from Ultraviolet (UV) rays using traditional sunblock because of increasing skin cancer awareness. It is a less common understanding when it comes to the dangers UV radiation poses to your eyes, but like skin cancer awareness, it is becoming a growing concern around the world. It is good to see a raised level of awareness surrounding these issues, but in regards to how and when you should protect yourself from the dangers of UV radiation, there are some common misconceptions. In this article you will learn some of these misconceptions.

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Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Things to Look for when Purchasing New Sunglasses

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Sunglasses can give you instant James Dean cool or Audrey Hepburn glamour, but they're much more than just a fashion accessory. Sunglasses are an essential tool in safeguarding the health of your eyes. Sunglasses provide critical protection from the sun's damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Long term exposure to UV rays can damage the surface of your eye as well as its internal structures -- sometimes contributing to macular degeneration and cataracts.

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Healthy Vision Month

Healthy Vision Month

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and exercising regularly. When it comes to our health, we often visit our physician to ensure that our bodies are healthy. But what about when it comes to the health of our eyes? They're not always top of mind, but they're definitely just as important.

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7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

7 Bad Habits That Harm Your Vision

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Some eye conditions are hereditary, but many are a result of poor vision care and bad habits. You may be surprised to find that things you do each and every day might actually be damaging your eye sight.

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What is 20/20 Vision?

What is 20/20 Vision?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

20/20 vision a term used to describe normal visual acuity -- the sharpness of a person's vision -- measured at a distance of 20 feet. If a person has 20/20 vision it means that they can see clearly at 20 feet what should normally be seen at a distance. If someone has 20/100 vision it means that they must be as close to 20 feet as possible to see what a person with normal vision could see at 100 feet.

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Allergies and Your Eyes

Allergies and Your Eyes

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

March 20th marks the first official day of spring -- a day that many of us look forward to throughout the long winter months, but with spring's beautiful weather and blooming flowers comes seasonal allergies. High levels of pollen, dust and other irritants can leave eyes feeling less than stellar. Approximately one fifth of all Americans suffer from eye allergies leaving them with itchy, swollen, watery, and red eyes.

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March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

March is Workplace Eye Safety Awareness Month

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Over 2,000 eye injuries occur each day on job sites across the U.S. and one in ten of those injuries required missed days of works to recover. Of the total amount of work-related eye injuries that occur, 10 to 20 percent will cause temporary or permanent vision loss. While many think that eye injuries only occur in construction, trade or manufacturing jobs, nearly 40% of work-related eye injuries happen in healthcare facilities, offices, laboratories and other similar work environments. Safety experts and eye care providers agree that the right eye protection could have lessened the severity of these injuries or even prevented 90% of them.

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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Friday, February 13, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

The month of February is Low Vision Awareness Month. What exactly is low vision? Low vision describes significant visual impairment that isn't correctable through glasses, medication, eye surgery or contact lenses. It's often characterized by partial sight such as blind spots, tunnel vision or blurred vision. The most common causes of low vision in the United States are glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. There are several other causes of low vision as well such as strokes, traumatic brain injury and other diseases.

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Tips to Help Reduce Eyestrain

Tips to Help Reduce Eyestrain

Monday, February 09, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Many of us use computers for many, if not all, of our work-related tasks. Constantly staring at a computer screen can cause eyestrain, which has become a major problem for many. Studies show that eyestrain occurs in 50 to 90 percent of those who use a computer for work.

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Dilated Eye Exams

Dilated Eye Exams

Friday, January 23, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

You might think that because your vision is fine that your eyes are healthy, but visiting Palmer Eye Center for a comprehensive dilated eye exam is the only way to be absolutely certain. During your visit both of your eyes will be closely examined for any signs of vision problems and eye diseases. The dilation of your eyes is a very important part of your comprehensive eye exam as it helps your doctor to get a clear picture of both your eye health and your overall well-being.

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New Year\'s Resolutions for Your Eyes

New Year's Resolutions for Your Eyes

Friday, January 09, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Happy New Year to all of you! With the start of 2015 comes resolutions to be the best that we can be in the New Year. Many of us make goals related to health or exercise -- losing weight is one of the most common New Year's resolutions, but one part of our body that tends to get overlooked is our eyes. This year, whether you're looking to eat healthier, lose weight or bulk up; make it a point to get your eyes into the action.

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Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Stop Rubbing Your Eyes

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Even though it is a very natural reaction to rub your eyes when they're feeling itchy, watery or otherwise irritated, it is important to keep your hands away from your eyes. Rubbing them can lead to eye injuries, infections or even damaged vision.

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What is Presbyopia?

What is Presbyopia?

Friday, December 05, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

One of the most common side effects of getting older is the loss of near perfect vision. All of a sudden you find yourself having to squint to see certain things, causing stress, eye strain and an overall feeling of annoyance. This decline in close-up vision is caused by a condition known as presbyopia, which can have a direct impact on your daily life. Without adequate vision correction, you can find yourself struggling to read important text on medicine bottles or on receipts.

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Don\'t Take Your Vision For Granted

Don't Take Your Vision For Granted

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

It's easy for many of us to take our physical health for granted. Running, jumping and even climbing stairs doesn't seem like a task until you've sprained an ankle or even broken a bone or torn an ACL. Similarly, having healthy vision is something so taken for granted by many of us that it tends to recede into the back of our minds until one day our eyesight isn't as crystal clear as we remember.

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It\'s Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

It's Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Friday, November 07, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. Palmer Eye Center is taking advantage of the fact that November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month by helping to generate awareness among our patients and community.

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October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

October is Eye Injury Prevention Month

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Palmer Eye Center would like to remind you that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home.

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World Sight Day

World Sight Day

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Thursday, October 9th is World Sight Day, a day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments.

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September is Sports Eye Safety Month

September is Sports Eye Safety Month

Monday, September 22, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

September is Sports Eye Safety awareness month and we encourage anyone who participates in sports - children and adults alike - to remember to protect their eyes. Sports are the leading cause of eye injuries in children under the age of 16. Many people are unaware of how serious sports injuries are, and that these kind of injuries could lead to irreversible eye damage. Most sports-related eye injuries can be easily avoided by simply wearing proper eye protection.

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