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Don’t Let Low Vision Keep You From Enjoying Your Life’s ‘Second Half’ 

Many Americans eagerly look forward to retirement, and a slower, more enjoyable pace of life filled with gardening, volunteering or traveling. But some older adults may not be able to fully participate in their favorite post-career activities because of problems with their eyesight. Known collectively as low vision, these particular eyesight deficiencies can’t be corrected …

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Follow These Tips When Buying Sunglasses for Maximum UV Ray Protection

Sunglasses have been the epitome of “cool” for decades—and still are. Each new generation has their take on “shades,” while some versions, like the classic aviator, never seem to go out of style. But sunglasses are more than a fashion statement: They’re essential eyewear for protecting your vision from harmful electromagnetic rays emitted by the …

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5 Things You Can Do To Protect Your Eyesight Long-term

Good vision doesn’t just happen. To ensure it does, you should be proactive now about protecting your eyesight against problems later in life. “Regular vision care is important, and it may even reduce the effect of genetically inherited conditions like glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration,” says Dr. Aubrey Fulton, a therapeutic certified optometrist with Hattiesburg …

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Both the Kids on the Field and the Cheering Moms in the Stands Maybe at Risk for Vision Problems

As springtime blooms, area soccer fields and baseball diamonds teem with young athletes, as their devoted moms cheer from the stands. But beneath the fun are potential eye and vision problems—for the kids on the field and the moms in the stands. Eye care providers are recognizing a pair of vision awareness concerns this month, …

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Top Things You Should Do to Avoid Eye Injury on the Job

Hundreds of thousands of American workers suffer an eye injury on the job each year, costing an estimated $300 million collectively for medical care, lost productivity and worker’s compensation. To shed light on this significant issue, eye care providers like Hattiesburg Eye Clinic annually recognize March as Workplace Eye Wellness Month. “The vast majority of …

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New Advances Reduce the Risk of Blindness From Glaucoma

Today in the United States, around 3 million adults—most over forty—contend with the serious sight-robbing disease, glaucoma. What’s even more disturbing, though, is that most eye care providers expect that number to increase significantly over the next decade. “Glaucoma continues to be a leading cause of blindness in the U.S.,” says Dr. Adam Quinn, a …

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Follow These Tips to Keep You and Your Family’s Eyes Safe During the Holidays

We don’t want to put a damper on the holidays, but accidental injuries do occur between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Driving, cooking, or even putting up decorations can be a source for trauma—especially involving the eyes. And, particularly for kids: According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, around 1 in 10 eye injuries are …

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