Spring Allergies and Your Eyes

Help for Seasonal Eye AllergiesRed, swollen and itchy eyes are often an unwelcome accompaniment to the joys ofspring. Eye allergies—also known as allergic conjunctivitis or ocular allergies—can flareup when pollen, dust or mold spores trigger an immune system response and cause ahost of irritating symptoms. In the spring, this condition is a common cause ofcomplaints…

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PSA: Sports-Related Eye Injuries Are Usually Preventable

When you suit up to play your game, do you also remember to put on your protective eyewear? If so, you’re among the minority, according to the pros at Colorado Ophthalmology Associates of Denver, CO. Sports-related eye injuries are extremely common, and the most serious end up in the ER. But many, if not all,…

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If You Read One Article About Flashes of Light Read this One

When flashes of light streak across your vision like bright lightning, radiating waves, flickering lights or jagged lines, it could be a normal sign of aging, or it could be an emergency. Most often, the fibers that attach to the retina can become brittle and pull, putting pressure on the retina and causing flashes of…

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Why Everyone is Confused About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Blurred central, straight-ahead vision is the result of an eye disease known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). But how fast it happens, if it affects one or both eyes, how debilitating it is and what type it is are all factors that vary from person to person. AMD is very common and is found in…

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The Insider’s Guide to Glaucoma

With the start of a new year, a great resolution to make and to keep is to guard your eye health from debilitating diseases such as glaucoma. Glaucoma causes vision loss and blindness by damaging the optic nerve at the back of the eye. It can start with a loss of peripheral vision and can…

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Vision Safety & Holiday Play

Looking forward to the holidays filled with adult celebrations and plenty of new toys for the kids? Have you considered eye safety when planning these good times? It’s not unheard of for a champagne cork to go awry or for a sharp-edged toy to cause an injury. In fact, approximately 2.4 million eye injuries occur…

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