Health and Beauty

The Dark Side of Blue Light: Long-Term Damage Could Lead to Vision Loss and Cataracts

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Today, blue light is all around us. Many conventional computer monitors don’t use a strong blue light, but it’s becoming common in several other ways. It’s part of the display in most mobile devices, and common in flat-screen televisions and other ultra-large displays. What most people don’t realize, however, is that blue light can be hazardous to eye health. Blue light – also known as high-energy visible (HEV) light – has an especially short wavelength compared to other forms of light. As a result, it penetrates more deeply into the structures... Read More

Is Your Child At Risk Of Developing Computer Vision Syndrome?

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Today, kids spend more time than ever in front of a monitor. This often begins at a very early age with a cell phone or tablet. Throughout school, kids will log thousands of hours of screen time as they work on assignments and chat with friends. As computers become indispensable to the lives of young people, digital eye strain becomes a problem. This condition has multiple effects that grow in intensity over time and can develop into a chronic condition, computer vision syndrome. Symptoms Of Computer Vision Syndrome Blurred vision Eye irritation and redness... Read More

Diet For Your Eyes: Improve Eyesight By Eating These 10 Superfoods

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Wondering how to improve your eyesight? You can support good eyesight throughout your life by eating plenty of food good for eyes. Several powerful superfoods will help you maintain keen, clear eyesight between eye examinations. Let’s meet some of them: Kale: The eyesight benefits of kale are most powerful when eaten raw. It can be used as part of a salad or smoothie. The leaves also can be baked, turning them into tasty kale chips. Corn: When you cook corn, you unleash powerful lutein and zeaxanthin, both good for eyes.... Read More

Misconceptions About Diagnosing Diabetic Eye Problems

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Are you concerned about diabetic eye problems? Diabetes and many other eye diseases are correlated with age, so everyone should take precautions to protect their vision. Regular eye examinations are crucial in maintaining the best eyesight possible. Just as many diseases can affect vision, an eye exam can reveal symptoms that might suggest underlying health conditions you aren’t aware of yet. Let’s discuss myths related to two common diseases that affect the eyes: Diabetes and glaucoma. Myth: Good Eye Chart Performance Means Your Eyes Are Healthy It’s better to have... Read More

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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Diabetes is a disease most people are familiar with since almost everyone knows someone who is diabetic. But the complications of diabetes are not as well-known. The first step in preventing or minimizing the effects of a disease is understanding what it is and what causes it. What is Diabetic Eye Disease? If you have diabetes, you may face several eye-related complications, which collectively are known as diabetic eye disease. It is very important to have your eyes checked regularly to screen for these four varieties. Early detection and treatment... Read More

Denver Eye Doctor: Pink Eye or Allergies – How To Spot the Difference

Ah-choo! Excuse me, my allergies are terrible. It’s just that time of year, and local allergists have reported that this is one of Denver’s worst allergy seasons on record. At least I’m not as bad as Jimmy over there; his eyes are redder than a ripe tomato. But is it all allergies? With all this pollen, cotton, and grass floating through the air and into our bodies, it can be hard to tell the difference between the season’s everyday suffering and real sickness. Eyes are especially contentious: as they fight... Read More

February Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of age-related vision loss and affects more than 10 million Americans. It is necessary to have regular, comprehensive dilated eye exams after you reach the age of 50 in order to track the health of your retina, the thin, light-sensitive region at the back of your eye, as well as the all-important macula, a small portion of the retina. What is AMD? The macula is a tiny part of the retina, but it is responsible for your central vision. While the entire... Read More

New Year’s Resolution: Healthier Eyes

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There is never a better time to kick start your wellness than the start of a new year.  Sure, one day is no different from any other, but we humans have a flair for the dramatic, and we love clean breaks and fresh starts.  So in the spirit of beginnings, why not inaugurate 2016 with some simple lifestyle changes that will optimize the health of your eyes—and what is good for your eyes is good for the rest of you, too. Optimize Your Eye Health We’ve identified six focus areas to... Read More

The Tacky Holiday Sweater Showcase

As we enter the season of holiday decorations galore, we can’t forget to decorate ourselves. In the past couple decades, tacky holiday sweaters have become a phenomenon, and rightfully so: they are perfect for taking the holiday spirit wherever we go. Sweaters can have anything from a cheerful holiday pattern to a jarring, decorative display, complete with bells, bows, tinsel, and more. In order to fully enjoy tacky sweaters and other sights and delights of the holidays, stop by Vision Care Specialists for all your family eye care needs, and... Read More

Risky Behaviors Impact Contact Lens Safety

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Contact lenses are a comfortable and cool alternative to traditional glasses. While they are extremely effective in vision correction and easy to use, many people do not take the proper precautions to make sure they are maximizing contact lens safety. 99% Admit to Contact Lens Mishandling There are about 41 million contact lens wearers in the United States, and according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control, almost all of them engage in some form of risky behavior that could lead to eye infection or potentially even vision... Read More