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Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Created on: Monday, August 11, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: children eye health, eye injuries, injury prevention, eye examinations

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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What are the most common causes of eye injuries?

Created on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: eye injuries, blunt trauma, swelling, prevention, protective eyewear, eye health

Whether you're playing an action-packed sport or just cleaning around the house, eye injuries can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone. The American Academy of Ophthalmology reported that more than 2.5 million eye injuries happen every year across the world with 100,000 of those injuries taking place in the U.S. Of those eye injuries 90% could have been prevented with protective eyewear. Ask your eye doctor about protective eyewear and take proper measures to better protect you and your family from eye injuries.

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Exercise May Help Protect Your Eyes

Created on: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: exercise reduces risk of eye disease, macular degeneration, retina, eye health, vision

Exercise can seem like a daily chore to some, but it actually may help our body in more ways than we think. A recent study suggests that exercise could protect our eyes as we age.

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What is Low Vision?

Created on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

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

Low vision refers to a visual impairment that is not correctable through surgery, prescription drugs, glasses or contacts. It's often characterized by partial sight, such as blurred vision, blind spots or tunnel vision. Low vision can impact people of any age, but it is primarily associated with adults over the age of 60.

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June is Cataract Awareness Month

Created on: Monday, June 09, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: cataract awareness month, prevention, uv radiation, eye exams, cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world and affect more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C. wants you to be informed about the ways you can help protect yourself.

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Foods to Help You Get More Shut Eye

Created on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: sleep inducing foods, tryptophan, complex carbs, eye health

In today's fast-paced world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight. While it's obvious that lack of sleep can cause dark circles to appear under your eyes, not getting enough rest can interfere with your eye health.

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5 Tips to Protect Your Eyes This Summer

Created on: Monday, May 05, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: eye protection, summer, uv rays, sunglasses, healthy vision

As the weather warms up, visions of sandy beaches, family picnics, and outdoor adventures become reality, but with all that time outside, don't forget to keep your peepers protected from the serious dangers associated with UV rays. Just as we make the effort to protect our skin from sunburns, we should also make sure that our eyes are safeguarded as well so that we can maintain healthy vision for many summers to come.

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Women's Eye Health & Safety Month

Created on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: dry eye syndrome, vision health, eye exams, women\'s eye health, exercise

April is Women's Eye Health and Safety Month. Did you know that more women suffer from visual impairments than men? Two thirds of blindness occurs in women, fortunately 75% of visual impairment is preventable and/or treatable.

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Foods to help fight AMD

Created on: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: age related macular degeneration, fruits, vegetables, antioxidants, omega 3 nutrients

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans. Age-related macular degeneration is caused by the deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside back layer of the eye that records images and sends them via the optic nerve from the eye to brain. The retina's central portion, known as the macula, is in charge of focusing central vision in the eye. It controls our ability to read, recognize faces and colors, drive a car, and see objects in fine detail.

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Important tips for contact lens wearers

Created on: Monday, March 17, 2014
Author: Long Island Eye Surgical Care, P.C.

Tags: contact lenses, infection, cornea, proper care, prescriptions, vision, eye health

Are you one of the approximately 36 million Americans who wear contact lenses? Chances are that you went through a mini-course in proper hygiene with your eye doctor when you first obtained your prescription, but if you're being completely honest, any typical morning might involve waking up, getting dressed, brushing your teeth, throwing in your contact lenses and quickly drinking some coffee before heading out the door to greet the day. That all-too-quick minute used to put in your contact lenses may seem as insignificant and routine as choosing a travel mug for your morning coffee, but think about it, those lenses you are hastily placing in your eyes are custom-fitted, doctor-prescribed medical devices that should be given a whole lot more consideration.

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