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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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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 13, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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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Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Our ability to see anything is dependent on light, so it is only natural to assume when light is disrupted by a defect on our retina that it would affect our vision. The two most common vision defects people experience are glare and halos. Halos appear as bright circles around sources of light, you will notice this the most at night time—particularly as you are driving and oncoming cars headlights come zooming by. Glare occurs in your vision when light enters your eye and actually obstructs your vision.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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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What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

What is the Cause of Dry Eye?

Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

The human eye relies a lot on tears to supply lubrication and moisture so that you can maintain your vision and comfort. You might be surprised to learn that tears are a combination of quite a few elements: water, oil, mucus, antibodies and proteins. Once these essential components are gathered, the human eyes special glands begin to secrete it evenly across the eye. If there is an imbalance in your tear system, then you may begin to experience dry eye.

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What Does It Mean To Have A Color Vision Deficiency?

What Does It Mean To Have A Color Vision Deficiency?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Color vision deficiency or, as it is more commonly known, color blindness, occurs when you are unable to perceive a wide spectrum of colors that the eye should be able to see. Color blindness can affect people at a variety of different levels, some may just only be unable to discern shades of red and green while others might see the world only in shades of grey. The most common color blindness affliction is the inability to discern shades of red and green, but a small percentage of people who suffer from color blindness will only see the world in black and white.

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3 Ways To Ward Off Eye Strain In The Workplace

3 Ways To Ward Off Eye Strain In The Workplace

Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Vision From Macular Degeneration

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a very common eye condition among senior citizens. AMD damages your central vision, which makes it difficult to recognize faces, write, read, paint, and do really anything that involves making out the small details. This makes it a real problem for the older crowd.

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3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

3 Reasons Why It Is Time To Ditch Your Glasses For LASIK

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Think back to the moment when your eye doctor first told you that your vision was not 20/20 and you needed glasses. For most people, this moment was not a happy moment, but a moment of panic. For years’ glasses have carried with them an unfortunate social stigma—phrases like “four eyes” come to mind. If you use glasses today, then you might be due for an upgrade. Thanks to many advances in technology LASIK has become safer and more accessible than ever. Here are 3 reasons you should consider ditching your glasses.

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Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Plan Ahead, Prepare For Summer Travel With LASIK

Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

We don't think it too early to start planning ahead for future summer travel. Traveling with corrective lenses like eyeglasses or contacts can be a real pain! You always have to pack an extra pair, just in case something happens to your current pair, and you are always concerned about losing them—after all, your travel plans would be ruined if you couldn't see anything clearly. So why not ditch the lenses and experience the freedom of living with clear vision with LASIK?

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5 Reasons Why Having LASIK Surgery Is The Right Decision For You

5 Reasons Why Having LASIK Surgery Is The Right Decision For You

Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

As technology advances, LASIK eye surgery is becoming increasingly more common and accessible for people who are interested in having clear vision without the use of corrective lenses. If you have yet to hear about LASIK eye surgery, it is a permanent solution to correcting your vision. Using lasers, the shape of your eye is changed so that it corrects the way light enters your eye in the same way that glasses and contacts do.

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Farsightedness: Symptoms and Recommendations

Farsightedness: Symptoms and Recommendations

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Hyperopia, or “farsightedness” as it is more commonly known, is a vision condition where objects up close appear blurry. If you have severe farsightedness it will be very difficult to see objects clearly within a few feet in front of you, whereas if you have a mild case tasks such as reading and looking at a computer screen will just be difficult.

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Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Eye Injuries and Eye Doctors: To See, or Not To See?

Monday, November 30, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Have you ever scratched your eye on accident? This could easily be done by something like an article of clothing, hairbrush, or even a fingernail and cause what is called, a corneal abrasion. These types of injuries are considered pretty minor and usually cause discomfort for only a few minutes and then go away; however, there are incidents where simple corneal abrasions can cause more serious complications which require medical assistance. Chemical burn on the eye is another common occurrence, as well as penetration of the eye from an object and ocular swelling from being bludgeoned.

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4 Ocular Complications That Diabetes Has Been Known to Cause

4 Ocular Complications That Diabetes Has Been Known to Cause

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Around 9% of those residing in the United States have diabetes, and approximately 1 out of 3 diabetic adults are affected by diabetic retinopathy A number of ocular complications are actually caused by diabetes, but the most severe of the possible ocular complicates is diabetic retinopathy.

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Eye Protection: Are you taking the Proper Precautions?

Eye Protection: Are you taking the Proper Precautions?

Monday, October 26, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Every year over 2.5 million eye injuries are documented with 50,000 of them causing permanent vision loss of some level. Over 90% of these yearly eye injuries can be prevented using effective and accessible eye protection. Proper eye protection starts with safety glasses/goggles, always make sure to utilize these when doing anything that could involve floating particles that can get into your eyes.

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Top 5 Tips on How to Maintain Good Eye Health

Top 5 Tips on How to Maintain Good Eye Health

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Good eye health doesn't come naturally, it is something you need to maintain. Everything in your body is connected, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle and taking care of yourself will do a lot in the long run to protect your eyes. Here are some tips on how to better maintain good eye health:

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Avocado Might be the Delicious Treat you NEED to Protect Your Eyes!

Avocado Might be the Delicious Treat you NEED to Protect Your Eyes!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Recently, Avocado has grown exponentially in popularity in the culinary world. During the hot days of summer, the fresh flavors of the avocado are ideal. A staple of party food is the guacamole dip, this dip consists of mashed avocado, diced onion, tomato, and varying mixtures of seasoning—the ideal dip for crunchy tortilla chips! The avocado isn’t all flavor though, there are some real health benefits to including it in your diet, especially regarding your eyes.

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Eye Exams: The Basics of What to Expect

Eye Exams: The Basics of What to Expect

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

A staggering amount of Americans don’t go in for routine eye exams. It is important to get your eyes routinely checked, as not all eye diseases cause rapid loss of vision. Eye exams generally don’t take very long and don’t require much effort on the patient’s part to complete. Below is a list of the 7 most common tests your eye doctor will have you go through during an eye exam.

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Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Allergies and What it Might Mean For Your Eyes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Allergies tend to be associated with a runny nose, scratchy throat, or just an increased level of sneezing, but allergy symptoms come in a lot of different varieties. Unfortunately for many, allergies can cause all types of discomfort for the eyes, ranging from swelling to a persistent itchy feeling.

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Are you a candidate for LASIK surgery?

Are you a candidate for LASIK surgery?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Clear Advantage Laser would like to announce our new LASIK self-test! We pride ourselves on providing the most honest evaluations possible and are pleased to bring this to your home.

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The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

The Dangers Smoke Poses to Your Eyes

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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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Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

Virtual Reality Headsets: Toys? Or Future Medical Tools?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of virtual reality headsets is their function in the entertainment industry. Virtual reality is the new frontier of the entertainment world, but could there be more to the technology than meets the eye?

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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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

You might think that because your vision is fine that your eyes are healthy, but receiving a comprehensive 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

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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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November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

Friday, November 07, 2014
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in Americans aged 20 to 65? Not many people do. Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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: Clear Advantage Vision Correction 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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Blue Light & Your Vision

Blue Light & Your Vision

Friday, September 12, 2014
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

Light is something that is constantly all around us, in our homes and offices, shining from our televisions, smartphones and computer screens. For the most part, nobody really stops to think about light and the effect of different colors of light has on our bodies, moods and overall health. Were you aware that blue light can actually make you feel better? However, it can also cause insomnia as well as affect the health of your eyes and vision.

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A new eye test may detect Alzheimer's disease decades before its onset

A new eye test may detect Alzheimer's disease decades before its onset

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

A simple eye test could soon reveal whether patients have Alzheimer's disease, or if they are likely to develop the disease in the future. Researchers recently announced promising results associated with a study focused on a new test that can pick up on the disease years - if not decades - before the appearance of clinical signals.

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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Monday, August 11, 2014
Author: Clear Advantage Vision Correction Center

August has arrived and that means that many parents are preparing their children for another school year. August is also Children's Eye Health and Safety Month. When 80% of learning occurs through the eyes, healthy vision is essential to a child's success in the classroom. In addition to buying school supplies and new clothes, don't forget to add scheduling a comprehensive eye exam as part of your back to school to-do list.

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