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7 Different Foods That Are Good For Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Created on: Monday, June 08, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Created on: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Created on: Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Created on: Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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?

Created on: Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Created on: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Created on: Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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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February is Low Vision Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, February 16, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Created on: Monday, February 09, 2015
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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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