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Your vision is vital to a happy and healthy life. We hope to provide the tools and information you need to help maintain that life.

Our educational guides are reviewed by Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and other vision experts. These guides provide valuable information on topics ranging from children’s eye health to how your vision can impact your mental health.

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How Diabetes Affects Your Eyes

Diabetic eye disease (DED) covers a group of issues that can affect the eyes of diabetic patients. Conditions that fall under DED include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic macular edema. Though you may experience vision impairment due to diabetes, modern medical treatment can mitigate damage and preserve eyesight in most cases.  What Is Diabetic […]

Most Common Bucket List Plans

Bucket Lists: What Americans Want to See and Do Before They Die

As we get older, things change. Our eyes age and we slow down, but one thing many people continue to feel is a deep desire to keep exploring the world. But where do you start?  Our new report of more than 900 Americans unveils the top bucket list items, including where people most want to […]

American Rise in Reading Popularity

Bookworm Nation: American 2022 Reading Habits

Books have the ability to transport people anywhere at any time. One story can lead you to the magical halls of Hogwarts while a different book can teach you about the Revolutionary War. Others tell the story of a heartbreaking loss in iambic pentameter, and some just help exhausted parents figure out how best to […]

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Eye Exercise to Improve Your Vision: How to Do Them, How They Work & More

Eye exercises aren’t likely to dramatically improve your vision, but they may result in minor improvements. They can also promote overall eye comfort, particularly after situations that strain your eyes. Eye exercises can range from small, everyday tasks recommended for the general population as a way to ensure long-lasting eye health to specific exercises necessary […]

School and Sickness in 2022

Children and Common Illnesses: 48% Already Sick In the 2022-2023 School Year

Kids are back in school, and that means the return of back-to-school illnesses. As children across the country are spending time in classrooms, for many families, there’s a concern of what their kids might bring home. From the flu to pink eye or the common cold, many illnesses get spread around schools, especially as winter […]

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Veterans & Vision Care Guide: Helpful Resources for Veterans

Researchers say there are about 19 million American veterans, and they make up less than 10 percent of the total American adult population. Some of them came home with injuries that affected their vision. Others developed age-related vision issues over time. The Veterans Administration (VA) has several robust programs for veterans with vision issues. These […]

United States of UFOs and Aliens

The United States of UFOs: What’s that in the Sky?

Area 51. Roswell. Close Encounters. E.T. UFOs and aliens are all around us- from the movies to beloved video games and, as of late, official reports from the Pentagon. Who hasn’t looked up at the night sky and asked themselves, “Are we alone?” But which states in the nation are having more close encounters with […]

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A Guide to Pregnancy & Vision

Pregnancy can change your vision in ways you may not have anticipated. Some women notice that they are more sensitive to light, and others have headaches or migraines. You may experience things looking blurry or see spots in your visual field.  These changes can be the result of natural hormonal changes during pregnancy, and they […]

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Eye Drops for Cataracts Treatment: What You Need to Know

Eye drops are not a viable treatment for cataracts. The only proven medical treatment for cataracts is surgery. Cataract eye surgery removes the clouded lenses and replaces it with a synthetic or man-made lens. Is It Possible to Treat Cataracts With Eye Drops? No, it’s currently not possible to treat cataracts with eye drops. Cataracts […]

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Vision Health for Babies: A Parent’s Guide

At birth, your baby’s eyes are about 65 percent of the size they will become as an adult. Your baby sees the world in black, white, and gray.  You can help your baby’s vision develop and take an active role in their vision health by knowing milestones that indicate vision health. Keep reading to learn […]

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TBI, Concussions & Eyesight

A concussion is a head injury or a blow to the head. It may be mild, moderate, or severe. It is often called a traumatic brain injury or TBI.  Concussions are often caused by car accidents, sports injuries, or blows to the head. A blow to the head has many signs and symptoms. Some of […]

Road Signs and Driving Distractions

Read the Road: Sign Struggles and Dangerous Distractions

There is so much to figure out when you start learning how to drive. Do you know where the mirrors are around your car? How about the rules of the road? Can you identify all those road signs? A lot of it seems like common sense, but after initially learning and passing driver’s education courses, […]