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Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

Created on: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, Eye Associates is joining the American Academy of Ophthalmology, reminding the public of certain safety guidelines when choosing the perfect gifts for little ones in their lives. A number of recent studies have shown that some popular toy types are commonly associated with childhood eye injuries. These include air guns and other toys that shoot projectiles, high-powered lasers, and sports equipment.

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Dr. Tyson\'s Thanksgiving Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bread

Dr. Tyson's Thanksgiving Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bread

Created on: Friday, November 18, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Clear the table and smell the turkey! Thanksgiving is around the corner! During this wonderful time to share delicious food with family and friends, the last thing you’re probably thinking about is your eye health, but many Thanksgiving staples can promote proper eye function. One of our favorites is Dr. Tyson's Pumpkin Sweet Potato Bread! Not only is this dish perfect for Thanksgiving, but also after Thanksgiving when you don't know what to do with your left over pumpkin pie filling and sweet potatoes!

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Buying Decorative Contact Lenses Without A Prescription Is Scary!

Buying Decorative Contact Lenses Without A Prescription Is Scary!

Created on: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume’s fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something far more terrifying – blindness. Eye Associates joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in urging Halloween shoppers to understand the risks of wearing over-the-counter contact lenses. While it is illegal to sell non-prescription contact lenses, they can still be easily purchased at many places such as beauty supply stores, costume shops and on the web. Falsely advertised as “one-size-fits-all” or “no prescription necessary,” these lenses can cause serious eye damage. Last year, one girl became partially blind in her left eye, the top layer of her cornea having been ripped off, after a mere four hours of wearing non-prescription contact lenses she bought at a jewelry booth.

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Eye Health Tips for High School and College Students

Eye Health Tips for High School and College Students

Created on: Friday, September 09, 2016
Author: Stefanie A. Haines O.D.

Students face special challenges to the eyes when they are under academic performance pressure. Lack of sleep, prolonged computer use and long hours studying make for tired eyes that are dry, scratchy and achy. Prolonged computer use contributes to eye fatigue because you blink less frequently. Less blinking significantly reduces lubrication in the eye making it feel tired, scratchy and, “dry” as a result.

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Caffeine May Help Prevent Cataracts

Caffeine May Help Prevent Cataracts

Created on: Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Your morning cup of coffee may do more than help you keep your eyes open. It may protect them as well. Tea and coffee alkaloids may have an anti-cataract effect on the lens of the eye. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays generates compounds called free radicals that can have harmful effects on our bodies. UV exposure is a known factor in cataract formation. Because caffeine inhibits free radicals, researchers at the University of Maryland in Baltimore wanted to test its effect on cataract formation.

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Five Tips from Ophthalmologists That Will Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

Five Tips from Ophthalmologists That Will Protect Your Eyes from Sun Damage

Created on: Friday, July 22, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldn’t overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, warns Eye Associates.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Created on: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Having poor color vision is a problem that is more common than you would think. Most people refer to having poor color vision as suffering from “colorblindness,” however, there are different levels at which you can be “colorblind.” People who only see in black and white and experience true “colorblindness” are incredibly rare.

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Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Cataracts: Why They Occur and When You Should Call Your Eye Doctor

Created on: Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Cataracts occur when the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins. These proteins block light as it enters your eye which causes your vision to become gradually more blurry and if left unchecked could result in complete loss of vision.

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Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

Created on: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Fireworks sales will be blazing across the country from now through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, Eye Associates joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in shining a light on this explosive fact: the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years.

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Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Eating Healthier? Improve Your Eye Health with These Diet Tips

Created on: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

More and more people are making the decision to make healthier food choices every day. Generally, the goal is to improve heart health and lose weight, which are both valid and great goals, but certain foods can also actually help your eye health and reduce your risks of developing certain eye diseases. Studies have shown that your risks of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and dry eye can be reduced if you make healthier food choices.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Created on: Wednesday, June 08, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Chance are, if you are one of 35+ million contact lens users in America, you were taught all the basics of proper contact lens hygiene when you first received your prescription. There are probably even better odds that you currently aren’t following those contact lens hygiene basics you were taught every single day.

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Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Beyond The Cool: How Sunglasses Protect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Sunglasses have been synonymous with the idea of “cool” for a long time and it isn’t hard to imagine why. It is hard to picture sunglasses without thinking about Tom Cruise rocking aviators while riding on a motorcycle. Sunglasses have been an important fashion accessory in our society for a long time now, but it is important to make sure your sunglasses aren’t just form and have some function as well.

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Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Spring Allergies: The Cause and How You Can Reduce Your Exposure.

Created on: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Well it is officially Spring, a time of beauty where plants spring into life and also a time of season allergies. Ocular allergies, commonly referred to as “eye allergies” are one of these Spring frustrations that millions of people deal with every year. If you suffer from Spring allergies, then you might end up having to deal with watery and/or irritated red eyes.

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Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Top 5 Ways to Help Your Eye Health and Reduce Risks of Vision Loss

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Currently, over 20 million Americans are dealing with serious vision loss conditions. While some eye diseases are caused by genetics and family history, many of them can be prevented by simply taking a few steps to protect your vision and improve your overall health. Living a healthy lifestyle can help to reduce your chances of developing future vision loss.

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Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Styes: Should You Be Concerned?

Created on: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

I'm sure at some point you've felt the nagging discomfort of having a stye on your eyelid. Styes are similar to a pimple, but they form on your upper or lower eyelid. The stye inflammation of the eyelid can be caused by a couple things—either an oil duct is blocked up on your eyelid, or germs such as a staphylococcal bacterium have been trapped with dead skin cells on the eyelid. Usually, styes are never more than a superficial frustration, but they can form deeper in the eyelid.

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How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

How Computer Screens Can Affect Your Vision

Created on: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Computers have revolutionized how we do things in our daily lives. In today's world we use computers for almost everything—we use them to do our jobs, communicate, navigate, invest, manage, etc... It is now hard to imagine how we could get by without computers because of the many amazing things they allow us to do, but what does all this exposure to digital screens mean for our eyes?

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3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

3 Ways To Protect Your Vision In The Office

Created on: Monday, March 14, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Digital eye strain is a rapidly growing issue in today's computer reliant world. If you work in an office, chances are you will be spending quite some time in front of a computer screen which can cause your eyes to strain. In fact, 70 percent of Americans who work with computers on a daily basis deal with symptoms of digital eye strain. Luckily, there are some precautions you can take to help prevent digital eye strain and protect your vision.

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Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Aging Eyes? Here are 5 Things to Look Out For

Created on: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Aging is an inescapable reality for us adults. Age affects us all, and it affects every part of our bodies as well—this includes your eyes. It is easy for us to forget that our eyes are affected by age just like our skin and our hair. As we get older our eyes became more susceptible to certain eye diseases, particularly if we have other health conditions, such as diabetes.

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Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Cataracts Affect More Than Just The Elderly

Created on: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Cataracts are the number one causes of blindness in the world. The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “cataracts” is the elderly. It is understandable why that would be the case, because cataracts are most commonly seen in the elderly, but you don't need to be elderly to develop them—in fact, babies can be born with cataracts.

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3 Benefits To Having LASIK Surgery You Might Not Expect

3 Benefits To Having LASIK Surgery You Might Not Expect

Created on: Friday, January 29, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

It is a well-known fact that LASIK is an optical surgery designed to permanently correct your vision. In most cases, patients who undergo LASIK experience a drastic improvement in all aspects of their vision.

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5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts

5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts

Created on: Thursday, January 28, 2016
Author: Eye Associates Surgi Center of Vineland

Contact lenses might correct your vision, but they are also hazardous for your eyes if you do not exercise the proper lens hygiene. If you are going to use contacts, then you will need to be very careful about how you are handling them. If the prospect of having to put your fingers onto your eyes every day isn't enough to turn you off from being a contact lens user, then you might be interested to learn these 5 Things You Should Never Do With Your Contacts.

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