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We’ve come a long way! Until now, the only way of “home monitoring” to detect vision changes in “dry” AMD has been the Amsler Grid. If you are at high-risk for developing “wet” AMD, you may now take a more … Continue reading

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NIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study … Continue reading

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Who is at risk for glaucoma? Anyone can develop glaucoma! Those who are at highest risk and should have a dilated eye exam at least every one or two years include: • African Americans over age 40 • Everyone over … Continue reading

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It has been said that technology has made the world smaller, but for people who are visually impaired, smart devices are opening up a whole new world. The iPhone has become a great equalizer for people with vision loss. App … Continue reading

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) continues to caution that too much exposure to UV light raises the risk of eye diseases including cataracts, growths on the eyelids and cancers. Growths on the eyes can appear in the late teens … Continue reading

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Techniques to help maximize your sight Thursday, October 15: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Vision Support Lunch & Learn Friendship Heights Village Center Lighting takes on additional importance as we grow older. Even normal, healthy eyes generally require twice as … Continue reading

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About 38 million Americans have eye diseases such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and cataracts – common causes of vision loss, low vision and blindness. As Baby Boomers age, the numbers are expected to double in the near … Continue reading

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For proper protection, sunglasses should offer the following: • Ability to absorb and block 99-100 percent of UVA/UVB light • Sufficient size to shield eyes, eyelids and surrounding area • A close fit and UV-protective side shields are ideal • … Continue reading

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