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For several years, All About Eyes has been raising the alarm on the increasing rates of myopia in all age groups, but most especially in children. Myopia—also called near-sightedness or short-sightedness—is when objects in the distance are blurry. Close-up objects...
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Astigmatism is a condition where the physical shape of the eyeball, which is usually round like an orange, is instead oval, more like an egg. This difference in the curvature of the surface of the eye results in blurred vision,...
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Puffy eyes are a temporary condition — most of the time — and can be treated at home by using a cold compress, cucumbers, or over-the-counter creams to reduce the swelling around the eyes. The causes for periorbital edema are...
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The onset of double vision can be an alarming development if you’ve previously not had experience with it. If you suddenly see double, it’s important to meet with your eye doctor to rule out any underlying causes and address them...
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In just a few months’ time, presbyopia-correcting eyedrops may receive final approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), opening up another option to correct this middle-age issue.  Presbyopia, also known as age-related farsightedness, is a condition that creeps up...
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Sometimes our eyes get sore, and they ache. That can happen, for example, when we’re out in the sun for long periods of time without sunglasses or staring at our digital devices for hours at a time without a break....
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Last month in our two-part series exploring how the thyroid gland affects vision, we looked at hyperthyroidism. This month, we will look at hypothyroidism. To recap, the thyroid is essentially your body’s hormone factory. Shaped like a butterfly, it’s found in...
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Over this month and next, we will explore how the thyroid gland affects vision. The thyroid is essentially your body’s hormone factory. Shaped like a butterfly, it’s in the lower front of your neck, just below your Adam’s apple. The...
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We’ve all experienced watery eyes from time-to-time, whether from laughing too hard, chopping onions, or getting hit with wind head on. Excessive tear production, while a nuisance, can happen due to a variety of conditions, many of which we’ve written...
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Low vision is a visual impairment where you find yourself still struggling to read, watch television, recognize people, shop, and so on, after you’ve gotten corrective lenses (i.e., eyeglasses or contacts), taken medication, and/or have had surgery for cataracts, etc....
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