Health and Beauty

Denver Eye Care: Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Your Eyes

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Happy New Year! It’s time for new beginnings. For many people, that will mean retrying the New Year’s Resolutions they tried and failed last year. But instead of setting absurd goals for yourself that are bound to fizzle out after a month or two, try adopting these achievable New Year’s Resolutions for long-lasting results. Read these suggestions from your Denver eye health specialists, and create a new you in 2014! Make slow diet changes: Trying to rehaul your entire diet in a day will never work. Instead, make gradual changes:... Read More

Denver Eye Doctors Share Contact Lens Do’s and Don’ts

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Through the years the advances we’ve seen in contact lens technology have been amazing.  From the original, unforgiving hard contact lenses to today’s air permeable dailies and multifocal models, contacts have become safer, more comfortable, and provide better vision correction than ever before. But while your Colorado contact lenses might be centuries ahead of their predecessors, it doesn’t mean they can be mistreated. Indeed, to get the most out of contact lenses’ incredible advancements, you need to take special care of them. Your Denver eye doctors at Vision Care Specialists... Read More

Denver Eye Care: Cataract Surgery Results in Statistically Lower Mortality Rates

According to the national library of medicine, cataracts are described as a clouding of the lens of the eye. This is caused by a steady deterioration of the proteins in the lens, usually caused by age, eye injury, radiation exposure, and smoking, among a few others. When the cloudiness first forms, it doesn’t necessarily impair vision, but overtime certain symptoms related to visual impairment begin to materialize. Symptoms can include double vision, sensitivity to glare, difficulty acclimating to darker environments, having trouble differentiating between shades of colors, and generally foggy... Read More

Colorado Eye Doctor Advice: Got Sleep Apnea? Get Checked for Glaucoma

What do sleep apnea and glaucoma have in common? Seemingly nothing, since the former causes irregular breathing patterns and snoring during sleep, and the latter causes blindness from fluid pressure in the eye that damages ocular nerve cells. But they share one dangerous trait: that many people suffering from these conditions don’t realize it until too late. And now, recent studies show that people with sleep apnea have a higher chance of contracting glaucoma! First, let’s talk about why each of these conditions can be hard to spot. People with... Read More

Denver Eye Health Tip: How to Make Those Dark Circles Disappear

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We Americans work hard and have tiring lives, but the last thing we want to hear from people is “You look tired.” Fatigue is beauty’s natural enemy, and dark circles are its timeless indicator. Baggy eyes attract attention towards your tiredness, which is no one’s best feature. But fear not: dark circles under eyes have as many solutions as they have causes, and you can most likely find a cure that works for you! Dark circles can be caused by a wide range of interior and exterior disturbances. The skin... Read More

Denver Eye Care: Do Carrots Really Matter—Nutrition and Eye Health

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You have heard it since you were a kid—“Eat your carrots, they’re good for your eyes!”—and whether or not you have adhered to this advice and adopted the Bugs Bunny diet, you have probably imagined at least once that the carrot thing is just an old wives’ tale. In fact, recent research on nutrition and eye health has discovered that nutrition can have a big impact on degenerative eye diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, and 50% of... Read More

Denver Eye Doctor on Common Causes and Treatments for Red Eyes

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Do you ever look in the mirror and wonder why your eyes look so red?  Often the redness appears even when there is no discomfort.  There can be many causes of red eye, most of which are not a serious health concern.  Some red eye, however, especially when accompanied by discomfort or the result of an accident can be serious.  It’s important to understand the various causes of red eye and when it makes sense to consult your eye doctor. Several types of red eye are the result of Environmental... Read More

Denver Eye Doctor’s Advice: Protect Your Eyes From the Colorado Sun

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With over 300 days of sunshine per year, Colorado is a great place to live and to play outdoors.  That’s why our state attracts plenty of sport enthusiasts from bikers and hikers to skiers, tennis players, golfers and more.  But with all that sunshine comes some risks.  Most Americans understand the importance of protecting their skin from the sun and take the proper precautions by applying sunscreen.  Far fewer understand the risk that bright sunlight can have on their eyes.  According to reports from the American Optometric Association, unprotected sun... Read More