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4 LASIK FAQs To Ask At Your Consultation

4 LASIK FAQs To Ask At Your Consultation

Friday, September 13, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Are you thinking about getting LASIK eye surgery? Have you thought about the questions you want to ask your doctor? Before having a procedure, it is important to ask your doctor any questions you might have. For the past 20 years, LASIK has been an FDA approved procedure. Thousands hav...

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August Is Children\'s Eye Health and Safety Month

August Is Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

Friday, August 30, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Did you know that August is children's eye health and safety month? As the school year starts earlier, it is important to emphasize the importance of eye health. It can be easy to get caught up in the back to school craziness but make sure eye exams happen! To help increase awareness, ...

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How Often Should I Have Eye Exams?

How Often Should I Have Eye Exams?

Thursday, August 15, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Do you remember the last time you had an eye exam? Are you trying to decide when to take your child in for their first eye exam? Getting your eyes checked is just as important as going to get your annual physical. Did you know that most adults and kids have not had a compreh...

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Did You Know That July Is UV Awareness Month?

Did You Know That July Is UV Awareness Month?

Friday, July 26, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Have you ever heard of UV rays? Has anyone told you about UV safety month before? Well, July is UV safety month! Why July? It's the middle of summer when people want to enjoy their time outside! Keep reading to learn more about UV safety month! Why is it important to have UV safet...

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7 Reasons You Should Consider LASIK

7 Reasons You Should Consider LASIK

Monday, July 15, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Are you tired of wearing glasses or contacts? Do you ever think about what it would be like if you could see perfectly? LASIK eye surgery could be the procedure for you! Here are seven reasons you should consider LASIK: LASIK Saves You Money While LASIK is expensive upfront, it does...

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June Is Cataract Awareness Month

June Is Cataract Awareness Month

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Do you suffer from blurry vision or have difficulty driving in the evening? These are common signs that you may have a cataract. Did you know that June is Cataract Awareness Month? Why, you ask? Millions of people get cataracts, and it's a leading cause of blindness worldwide...

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4 Tips For Picking Out New Glasses

4 Tips For Picking Out New Glasses

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Did you recently get a new prescription for your glasses? Are you tired of your current pair of glasses? Now is the time to get a new pair of glasses! Keep reading for four tips on picking new glasses! Face Shape It is important to know if your face shape is round, oval, ...

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What\'s The Best Age For LASIK?

What's The Best Age For LASIK?

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Do you think you are too old or too young for LASIK? Have you had stable vision for at least a year? It sounds like you may be ready to breakup with your glasses and contacts! LASIK eye surgery might be an option for you. While there are many age requirements for milestones ...

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5 Ways To Celebrate Healthy Vision Month!

5 Ways To Celebrate Healthy Vision Month!

Thursday, May 16, 2019
by EyeHealth Northwest

Did you know that May is healthy vision month? Are you looking for a way to celebrate it? Here are five ways to enjoy healthy vision month! 1. Get an Eye Exam Changes in your vision impact your life. These changes could be vision loss, seeing floaters, or halos while driving at ...

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Healthy Eyes 4 Haiti Mission Trip

Healthy Eyes 4 Haiti Mission Trip

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
by EyeHealth Northwest

Congratulations to EyeHealth Northwest’s EHR Systems Manager Sharon Jean- Louis on her first mission trip with her non-profit Healthy Eyes 4 Haiti. In cooperation with Highland Park United Methodist Church, they provided eye care services to 800 patients and 600 free eyeglasses were dispensed to the Haitian community of Petit Goave.

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Exercise and Your Eye Health

Exercise and Your Eye Health

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
by EyeHealth Northwest

There are many reasons that people exercise – increased energy, weight loss, and several additional benefits. But have you ever heard how regular exercise can keep your eyes on their A game? Here is how regular exercise is helping your vision!

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3 Tips That Can Help You Decrease Your Risk Of Spring Allergies

Monday, February 26, 2018

You have probably found yourself, a victim, to spring allergies and the annoying side effects. A runny nose, and the dreaded red, itchy, watery eyes. Here are 3 tips you can use to decrease your risk of getting spring allergies this year.

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Everything You Need To Know About Cataracts

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What are some facts you haven’t heard before? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here is everything that you need to know about cataracts!

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Your Eye Health and Your Diet

Your Eye Health and Your Diet

Monday, January 22, 2018
by EyeHealth Northwest

It is important to ensure that you are eating foods that are good for your overall health as well as your eye health. Don't worry, we’ve got you covered - here are 3 things in your diet that are damaging your eye health!

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Everything You Need To Know About Pink Eye

Everything You Need To Know About Pink Eye

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

Chances are you or someone you know has dealt with an irritating, common eye condition known as pink eye or conjunctivitis. Here is everything you need to know about pink eye!

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These 4 Habits Are Damaging Your Eyes

These 4 Habits Are Damaging Your Eyes

Friday, December 15, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

What if you found out your bad habits were affecting your eye health? We are here to help! Here are 4 bad habits that could be negatively impacting your eyes.

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4 Easy Steps To Take To Protect Your Vision

4 Easy Steps To Take To Protect Your Vision

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

There are many steps you can take to keep your body healthy, including your eye health and vision. There are many factors that contribute to your eye health and these are a couple ways you can protect your vision!

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Is it Time for You to Get an Eye Exam?

Is it Time for You to Get an Eye Exam?

Friday, November 10, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

Life gets busy and sometimes we forgot about appointments, it happens. So, if you are sitting there trying to remember when the last time you had your eyes checked - you aren’t alone. Your health is important, and it is crucial to take care of your eyes. So, when do you know it’s time to get your eyes checked?

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Everything you need to know about Open-Angle Glaucoma

Everything you need to know about Open-Angle Glaucoma

Thursday, October 26, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

As we get older we start thinking more and more about health and conditions we may be prone to getting. This is something you think about a lot when thinking about your eye health in particular. One condition that can start to develop as you get older is Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma.

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Common Eye Injuries: What Are They and How Can You Prevent Them

Common Eye Injuries: What Are They and How Can You Prevent Them

Thursday, October 19, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

There are many scenarios you may find yourself in where you are at risk for an eye injury. Whether you are playing a sport, handling chemicals, or in the way of any foreign objects you could find yourself dealing with an eye injury. Here are 4 of the most common eye injuries and how you can prevent them!

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The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

The Difference Between Nearsightedness and Farsightedness

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

When you are at your eye appointment you might hear the terms nearsightedness and farsightedness. You might even be dealing with one of these conditions. But what do they both mean?

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Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Helpful Tips to Protect Your Eyes from Digital Eye Strain

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

Growing up in today’s day and age it’s not if you will use technology throughout the day - it’s about how long your day will be consumed behind a screen. Whether you’re sitting at work behind a computer for 8 hours or lounging on the couch scrolling through your newsfeed you could be experiencing the side effects of Digital Eye Strain.

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Foods That Will Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy!

Foods That Will Help Keep Your Eyes Healthy!

Friday, August 25, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

We fuel our body with foods for our overall health but have you ever put in any thought about which foods have the best impact on our eye health? We are here to help! Check out which food groups will help keep you and your eyes healthy!

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How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision.

How Smoking Is Negatively Impacting Your Vision.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

It is well known that smoking is the leading cause of serious health conditions that affect your lungs, heart, and much more. What most people don’t know is how smoking negatively impacts your eyes.

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What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

What Does Falling Asleep in Your Contacts Mean for Your Eyes?

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

We’ve all been there before, you fall asleep on your couch watching TV or get home from a long day at work and wake up with your contacts still in. We know we shouldn’t sleep in our contacts but mistakes are inevitable. But why is it so bad for us to wear our contacts overnight?

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4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

4 Things You Should Know About Cataracts

Thursday, July 13, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world. Currently, cataracts affect more than 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40.

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3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision at Night

3 Helpful Tips That Can Help Improve Your Vision at Night

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

Do you find yourself struggling with your vision at night? You aren’t alone! Worldwide people are experiencing this same vision impairment at night time.

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5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

5 Steps You Can Take to Reduce the Symptoms of Dry Eye

Thursday, June 15, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

When your eyes stop producing enough tears needed to nourish your eyes, you could start having to deal with a condition known as Dry Eye.

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What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

What are Cataracts? When Should You Contact an Eye Doctor?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

When the eyes natural lens becomes clouded with clumped up proteins then you are developing cataracts. These clumped proteins block light from entering the eye, which causes your vision to become increasingly blurrier over time and if left unresolved will result in the complete loss of your vision.

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Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Sunglasses: Is Your Vision Being Protected?

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

Everyone knows sunglasses are cool, but what you may not know is that they can protect your vision. You might be saying “I thought sunglasses were just an accessory?” Well, they are an accessory! but they are also a utility. Sunglasses have been a fashion accessory for a very long time, but they can also block harmful rays from the sun.

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4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

4 Things You Can Do To Avoid Severe Vision Loss

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

Over 20 million people in North America alone suffer from severe vision loss. Not all of these eye diseases can be prevented or cured, but there are some things you can do to help your eyes remain healthy and possibly lower your risks of developing serious vision loss.

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Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Learn How to Protect Your Eyesight

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

We always try out best when it comes to protecting our skin, but not enough of us take the same care to protect our eyesight. Protecting your eyesight is very important and essential if you hope to have good quality vision by the time you are in your 40s.

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3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Irritation From Allergies This Spring

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

So it is Spring! The beautiful season of blooming flowers and life, but wait isn't there something else about Spring that isn't so great? Right! The allergies! How could we forget about the allergies? Runny nose, itchy eyes, scratchy throat, irritated skin—all the good stuff! Spring is certainly a beautiful season, but the itchy eyes can be a real drag! So what can you do to protect your eyes during the Spring time to reduce irritation?

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3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

3 Simple Ways To Protect Your Vision

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

We value our eyesight above many things, but not a lot of us think about how to best protect our vision as we get older. Every day we are faced with decisions that can have an effect on our vision over time. It is important that we take the time to think about our eye health and do what we can do help maintain good vision.

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3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

3 Common Eye Conditions To Watch Out For

Monday, February 13, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

With age comes many amazing things, like wisdom and experience from the world around you. But what many people don’t expect is for their eyesight to change. Eye health is important no matter what age you are, but older, aging eyes require a yearly comprehensive eye exam. Before your next eye exam, make sure you know about these common eye conditions!

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5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Eyes Healthy This Winter

Thursday, February 09, 2017
by EyeHealth Northwest

During winter, it can seem impossible to keep every part of your body covered and protected from the elements. Just like your hands need gloves, and you need snow boots to keep your feet toasty, there are things that you can do to keep your eyes healthy during the winter as well. Whether you’re living in a humid climate, or dealing with snowstorms, check out these 5 easy things you can do this winter.

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Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Conjunctivitis: What is Pink Eye and How Can I Avoid It?

Wednesday, December 28, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Conjunctivitis, or “Pink Eye” as it is more commonly known, is a common eye problem that can be treated relatively easily and avoided using a few simple precautions.

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5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

5 Tips to Keep Your Eyes Healthy

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Like the rest of our bodies, our eyes are affected by our health, so it is important that we keep our health in our consideration if we want to maintain good vision. Here are a few easy ways you can help to maintain the health of your eyes as you get older.

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5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

5 Vitamins and Nutrients that Should be a Part of Your Diet

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Everyone has heard that they should be eating more carrots to improve their eyesight. This is because of the high levels of beta-carotene that is found in carrots which is said to be essential in maintaining healthy eyes. There are actually quite a few different vitamins and nutrients that are considered to be good for your eye health.

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Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes

Wednesday, November 09, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about our eyes. I'm sure you've heard of the old myth where if someone hits you in the back of the head while you are crossing your eyes they will get stuck. Well, that is just one of the many silly myths that have come up over the years. The American Academy of Ophthalmology publishes a list of these myths on their website, but here is our “Top 4 Myths About Your Eyes.”

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3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

3 Ways To Reduce Your Symptoms Of Digital Eye Strain

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Pretty much everyone uses computers or digital devices for something today. We are constantly exposed to digital screens either at work or in our personal lives and this constant exposure can lead to some eye strain over time. Not a lot of people are familiar with the issues of digital eye strain, even though they could be suffering from it on a daily basis.

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4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

4 Quick Fixes for Your Eye Nutrition

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Most people try to eat healthy and take their daily vitamins, but it is easy to forget and cut corners when you’ve had a busy week. It is easy to take our eyes for granted, but they are the second most physiologically active part of our bodies—second only to the brain! This means our eyes required approximately 25% of the nutrients we take in daily to remain healthy. With this blog, we are going to talk about some easy things that can be done to your daily diet to help boost your eyes nutrition.

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How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

How You Should Be Protecting Yourself from the Sun

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Do you like to spend a lot of time outdoors? Spending time in the sun, camping, hiking—these are all things that are great outdoors activities, but it is important to make sure you are taking the right steps to protecting yourself from the sun’s rays. Most people know to protect their skin from the sun, but the dangers the suns ultraviolent (UV) rays pose to your eyes are much less common knowledge.

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Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Researchers Identify 3 New Eye Complications Related to the Zika Virus

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Research conducted by scientists studying infants with the Zika virus in Brazil have discovered new dangerous eye complications that can be linked to the virus. These eye complications can lead to possible severe vision loss and even possibly complete vision loss. Three Brazilian infants that have microcephaly—a birth defect caused by Zika that causes shrunken heads and brains in newborns—have been observed of also having hemorrhaging, abnormal blood vessel development and retinal lesions. This has never been observed before by researchers.

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Study Suggests Women Are More at Risk of Developing Serious Myopic Complications

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A recent study was conducted that determined a large number of adults in America suffered from extreme nearsightedness (myopia)—9.6 million adults to be exact. Of that staggering number, 820,000 of those people suffer from degenerative eye disease and another 41,000 people deal with a serious vision complication which is called myopic choroidal neovascularization—which can cause permanent vision loss, women in particular seem to be more susceptible.

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Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Four Back-to-School Eye Health Recommendations

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

It is that time of year again! Back-to-School! Millions of parents around the country are rushing to stores to buy all the newest school supplies and outfits. While you are going through your list of school supplies make sure to not skip your child’s eye health.

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Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Colorblindness: What it Means to be “Colorblind”

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

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

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

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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Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Glare and Halos: Cause, Effect and Solution

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

Our ability to see anything is dependent on light, so it is only natural to assume when light is disrupted by a defect on our retina that it would affect our vision. The two most common vision defects people experience are glare and halos. Halos appear as bright circles around sources of light, you will notice this the most at night time—particularly as you are driving and oncoming cars headlights come zooming by. Glare occurs in your vision when light enters your eye and actually obstructs your vision.

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3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

3 Non-Hygienic Habits Most Contact Lens Users Develop

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
by EyeHealth Northwest

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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