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5 Ways to Keep Your Eyes Healthy in Your 20s and 30s

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Jun 3, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Taking good care of your eyes is important during childhood, of course, because that is when your eyes and your vision are developing. Proper eye care is essential to prevent age-related sight problems, such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts, when you get older. But what about when you are in your 20s and 30s?

If you are like most young adults in this age range, your eyes are probably in good overall health – you might even have perfect 20/20 vision, with or without the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses. By taking the right steps to maintain good eye health, you may expect great eyesight for the next decade or longer.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

Does Staring at a Screen All Day Hurt Your Vision?

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 13, 2020 9:00:00 AM

The average American spends about seven hours a day on a computer, either at home or on the job. Especially during these uncertain times where many of us are working from home, we are spending more time than ever on our screens. Not only are we doing work on our screens, but we are also participating in meetings virtually, meeting with friends virtually, taking class virtually, and depending on our screens for entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many worry about what all that screen time will do to their eyes.

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

5 Tips for Saving Your Vision During Save Your Vision Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Mar 18, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Held every March, Save Your Vision Month is a great opportunity to learn more about protecting your eye health.

Approximately 12 million people aged 40 and over have some form of vision impairment that prevents them from seeing as well as they should. About 1 million American adults are blind, and 3 million still have vision impairment even after correction with glasses, contacts, or other treatments. Another 8 million people have uncorrected refractive errors, such as nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness associated with age (presbyopia).

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Topics: Eye care, Routine Eye Care, EyeCareToday, Eye Health

5 Foods for Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM

A healthy lifestyle can have a significant impact on your overall health in life, which includes your eye health. By eating a clean diet, you can significantly reduce your chances of developing various eye health problems down the line.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

How Smoking Affects Your Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Dec 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

While most of us know that smoking tobacco can lead to serious health issues, including cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and many other health issues, many do not know that it can also lead to serious eye problems. 

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

Top Vitamins for Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Nov 20, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In order to live a healthy life, it is essential to eat a diet full of the healthy vitamins that your body needs to survive and function properly. Unfortunately, some of us aren’t able to get all the necessary vitamins in our daily diets and need to take vitamin supplements to avoid being vitamin-deficient. 

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

4 Essential Vision Tips for Healthy Aging Month

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Sep 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

There are millions of products on the market designed to help you combat fine lines and wrinkles or dye away gray hair, but visible signs of aging aren’t the only things you should be thinking about as the years tick by. In honor of Healthy Aging Month, we’re taking a deeper look at how you can protect your vision today, tomorrow, and always.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

Children's Eye Health & Safety Month: When to Suspect Childhood Eye Problems

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Aug 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Our kids can’t always tell us when something is wrong, especially when it concerns a still-developing sense like their eyesight. This month, we’re focusing on children’s eye health and safety by sharing how to spot childhood eye problems so you can get your little one the help they need ASAP.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Safety, Eye Health

Healthy Vision Month: How You Can Protect Your Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on May 2, 2019 9:00:00 AM

May is Healthy Vision Month across the United States — what better reason to take a look at some common eye problems and see how you can better protect your vision?

Three Common Eye Problems
Thanks to age, environmental factors and genetics, you may eventually develop one of these vision issues:

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

3 Things Women Can Do to Protect Their Eye Health

Posted by Illinois Eye Center on Apr 24, 2019 9:00:00 AM

This week, we’re taking some time to focus on women's eye health and safety, an important topic that often goes overlooked. Busy schedules, work obligations and personal commitments mean we tend to put others first, but there are a few simple things you can do to protect your eye health and reduce your risk of eye disease.

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Topics: Eye care, Eye Health

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