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Why Women Have More Eye Disease Than Men

Why Women Have More Eye Disease Than Men

According to the National Eye Institute, two out of every three cases of blindness or vision problems occur in women. Studies from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) show that women are more likely to develop certain eye diseases, like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye. Women face unique risk factors and

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5 Eye Conditions Patients Over 60 Need to Know

5 Eye Conditions Patients Over 60 Need to Know

Most eye conditions can affect anyone, but those ages 60 and older are most at risk. Age-related eye conditions like macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts can cause severe vision loss and blindness. Unfortunately, patients often don’t notice the signs before vision loss occurs, making annual eye exams crucial to diagnose conditions early and preserve vision

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Do Cataracts Cause Eye Floaters?

Cataracts and eye floaters affect your vision in different ways, but many believe that a correlation exists between the two. However, the two conditions impact entirely different areas of the eye. Learn more about the relationship between cataracts and eye floaters and the available treatment options at Florida Eye Specialists. What Are Cataracts? Cataracts refer

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Contact Lens Tips For Dry Eye — Maintain Healthy Vision

Dry eye can significantly impact your quality of life when symptoms like headaches, blurred vision, and dizziness keep you from doing the things you love. It can also make it difficult to enjoy clear vision when wearing contact lenses. Take proactive steps to maintain healthy eyes and follow these valuable contact lens tips if you have dry eye. 

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How High Blood Pressure Can Lead to Vision Loss

Monitoring high blood pressure and eye health can warn you of possible health concerns. Blood pressure is one of the most important health indicators, and untreated high blood pressure can lead to many different medical conditions throughout the body, including deadly strokes and heart attacks. By taking care of your eyes, you’ll be able to

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Is Eye Strain Affecting Your Quality of Life?

Everyone’s eyes can feel tired occasionally, but if your symptoms of eye fatigue, blurred vision, or dry eye disrupt your everyday life, it’s time to make a change. Eye strain commonly affects as many as 50 – 90 percent of computer workers. 

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Why Are My Eyes So Dry in the Winter?

It’s no secret that eye protection is essential throughout the summer months, but did you know that this is also important during the winter, too? As temperatures drop, our eyes are exposed to dry air and other extreme conditions, making dry eye symptoms extremely common. Fortunately, there are many measures you can take to protect

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Eye Injuries: Types, Symptoms, and Prevention

An eye emergency occurs any time a foreign object or chemical enters your eye, or when an injury or burn affects your eye area. No matter how severe, it is important to take the right steps to treat an eye injury to prevent temporary or permanent vision loss.

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Can the Sun Cause Cataracts?

As the Florida summer heats up and we are outdoors more often, our eyes are at higher risk from UV damage. The World Health Organization estimates that up to 20 percent of cataracts worldwide may be caused by overexposure to UV radiation.

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Summer Tips for Contact Lens Wearers

Boating, gardening, going to the beach—some of our favorite outdoor summertime activities can unfortunately pose risks for our eyes. For patients who wear contact lenses, this time of year can come with dryness, irritation and blurry vision.

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