February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Friday, February 13, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: low vision, visual impairment, low vision devices, glaucoma, amd, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts

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

Monday, February 09, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eyestrain, ergonomics, computer use, vision

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

Friday, January 23, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: dialted eye exams, eye health, diabetes, glaucoma, eye diseases, macular degeneration

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

Friday, January 09, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: resolutions, eye health, eye exams, sunglasses, cataracts, diabetes, photokeratitis, glaucoma

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: rubbing eyes, eye injuries, infections, vision damage, keratoconus, eye drops, eye exams

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?

Friday, December 05, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: presbyopia, aging, eyesight, vision, eye health

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

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eye health, quality of life, cataracts, diabetes, comprehensive eye exams, amd

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

Friday, November 07, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: diabetes, eye disease, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, blindness, eye exams

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

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eye injuries, prevention, protective eyewear, eye injury prevention month

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

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: world sight day, avoidable blindness, prevention, visual impairment, awareness, vision health

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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