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3 Tips That Can Help You Decrease Your Risk Of Spring Allergies
Posted on Monday February 26, 2018

  With the long months of Winter coming to an end - we are all ready for it to be spring. But the rising temperatures also come with an increase of pollen and with that comes the negative side effects of spring allergies. 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.    Avoid Allergens When the pollen level in your area is high it is important to avoid allergens as much as possible. A good way to reduce the amount of pollen you are encountering is by keeping your windows shut during high pollen periods and use a fan or air conditioning as an alternative in your home as well as your car. If you are using an air conditioning unit it is also important to make sure that you are replacing and cleaning the filters frequently.    Wear Sunglasses  When spring rolls around you can’t avoid going outside and facing the pollen forever, so when you do go outside it is important to keep your eyes protected. By wearing sunglasses you can shield your eyes and decrease the risk of getting pollen directly into your eyes causing irritation.    Wash Your Hands  Washing your hands frequently is important to do for a number of reasons but becomes increasingly important as the pollen levels increase. If you come in contact with pollen it is easy to forget to wash your hands - also making it easier to rub your eyes and unknowingly introduce it to your body. This will cause them to become irritated and leave you dealing with the annoying side effects of spring allergies.   :

Everything You Need To Know About Cataracts
Posted on Wednesday January 31, 2018

  By the age of 80, you have a 50 percent chance of developing cataracts. If you are unaware of how cataracts can affect your vision, it is when your lens that is normally clear becomes clouded. When you are dealing with cataracts it will cause your vision to blur, making it difficult to complete your daily activities. If you are experiencing this it is important to get it checked out right away because if left untreated cataracts can lead to blindness. Those are the basics facts about cataracts, but what are some facts you haven’t heard before? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here are 3 facts that you probably didn’t know about cataracts. When you first start developing cataracts, they may only affect a small portion of your lens, making you unaware of the vision loss that you are incurring. As the cataract increases in size, so will your vision impairment. As the cataract continues to grow and disrupt your vision you may start to experience some of the following symptoms:  The blurring of vision. Glare, or sensitivity to light. Double vision in one eye. Frequent changes in eyeglass prescription. Difficulty in reading in low light. Declining night vision. Fading or yellowing of colors. As always - If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, it is important to take the first step and schedule an appointment to get your eyes and vision checked out.  Currently, cataracts is very common and affects 22 million people in the United States that are above the age of 40. As you continue to age, your chances of developing cataracts continue to rise, with no known way to prevent their formation it is important to make sure that you are getting your eyes check regularly. Worldwide, there are more cases of cataracts than there are cases of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy combined - according to Prevent Blindness America (PBA).     :

Your Eye Health and Your Diet
Posted on Monday January 22, 2018

  It is important to ensure that you are eating foods that are good for your overall health as well as your eye health! I’m sure you’ve heard to eat more carrots if you want strong eyes or fill your diet with leafy greens but what are you eating that could be harming your eye health? Since your eyes are vascular it is important to have a diet that is heart healthy in order to keep them on their A game! Don't worry, we’ve got you covered - here are 3 things in your diet that are damaging your eye health! Sweetened Drinks The first thing in your diet that will contribute to negative eye health is sweetened drinks. These sweetened drinks are unhealthy for your eyes because they have a negative impact on your blood pressure level. The source of these sugars commonly comes from additives such as high fructose corn syrup, which raises your blood pressure. In addition to an effect on your blood pressure level, these sugary drinks also increase your triglyceride level making them a poor choice for a heart-healthy and eye-friendly diet. Processed Foods Consuming a diet that is high in processed foods has a negative impact on multiple aspects of your health, including your vision. These foods are full of additives that negatively impact your overall health and take a toll on your cardiovascular health. By limiting the number of processed foods, you consume you can help keep your eyes healthy and prevent many eye diseases such as macular degeneration. Margarine Nutritionists have stated that margarine is a source of unhealthy trans fatty acids which increases your chance of developing a cardiovascular disease. The processing and chemicals that are used to make margarine can lead to clogged arteries putting your eyes, heart, and whole body at risk. By cutting back or cutting these 3 things out of your diet you can decrease your chances of developing an eye disease such as macular degeneration, cataracts and many more!   :

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