The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eye irritation, wildfire, smoke exposure

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, eyes, health

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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eyes, eye health, nutrition, foods, vitamins, macular degeneration

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

Monday, June 08, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: uv, rays, danger, protection, safety, eyes, skin

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: sunglasses, uv rays, eye health, macular degeneration, cataracts

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

Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: healthy vision, eye health, eye examinations

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eye health, vision, uv exposure, eye diseases, eye examinations, healthy diet

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?

Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: visual acuity, hyperopia, presbyopia, eye exam, vision health

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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: eye allergies, pollen, sunglasses, disposable contacts, eyeglasses

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

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Author: Palmer Eye Center

Tags: workplace eye safety awareness month, eye injuries, prevention, protective eye wear

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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