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The Importance of Regular Eye Exams: Preventive Measures for Maintaining Eye Health

By HVA published 2 weeks ago

Eye care is incredibly important for everyone. After all, we live in a digitally focused environment where most work is done on smartphones and computers. 

Managing Anxiety and Depression: 9 Coping Strategies

By HVA published 3 weeks ago

Anxiety and depression can impact even the healthiest of individuals. They can cause you to lose motivation to get up and do something and even fall into a pit of despair. 

Nutrition for Optimal Health: Building a Balanced Diet for Long-Term Well-Being

By HVA published 4 weeks ago

A healthy body and mind come from optimal nutrition. When your body gets the essential nutrients it needs for full nourishment, you feel happy, charged, and motivated in your daily life. 

Dry Eye Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, and Strategies for Relief

By HVA published 4 weeks ago

Dry eye syndrome is an eye condition in which the eyes fail to make enough tears (as a healthy eye should) or become dry too quickly. This condition can cause irritation, discomfort, and inflammation of the ocular surface. 

How Exercise Impacts Physical and Mental Health

By HVA published 1 month ago

Many people maintain a sedentary lifestyle in the digital era thanks to the conviences of technology. However, such inactivity can negatively impact your physical and mental health. 

Glaucoma Awareness: Early Detection and Management of the Silent Thief of Sight

By HVA published 1 month ago

Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight.” It can lead to permanent loss of sight without any noticeable changes or symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage. 

Tips for Minimizing Eye Discomfort and Fatigue in the Digital Age

By HVA published 2 months ago

Living in the digital age has enabled us to streamline many day-to-day tasks. However, excessive exposure to digital devices has significantly increased the risk of eye health problems. 

7 Techniques for Cultivating Inner Peace and Resilience

By HVA published 2 months ago

Inner peace and resilience are the most important ingredients of a happy and healthy life. When you are at peace, you can handle every aspect of your day-to-day with positive energy and accomplish many goals. 

When Should Older Drivers Stop Driving

By HVA published 2 months ago

You've gotten used to checking the boxes of dispiriting things that happen as you age, but this one may sting a little more. 

The Aftermath of Cataract Surgery: How to Make Your Recovery Easy and Safe

By HVA published 2 months ago

After you undergo a significant medical procedure, the treated area of your body is usually more susceptible to harm. 

The Importance of Eye Exams

By HVA published 4 months ago

Health professionals recommend scheduling regular appointments with doctors and dentists, but do you know that yearly eye exams are also essential for taking care of your vision health and detecting any eye diseases early on?

Caring For Aging Eyes

By HVA published 4 months ago

Our eyes undergo several changes as we age, which may lead to various eye problems. 

Vitamins That Help Eyesight

By HVA published 5 months ago

Our eyes are one of the most important organs in our body, and it is essential to take care of them to maintain good vision. Proper nutrition plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy eyesight. 

How Pet Therapy Can Help Seniors

By HVA published 6 months ago

Pets bring colors to our lives. Those of us who have one or more of these furry companions know how incomplete our lives feel without spending time with our pets every day. 

Small Habits Can Make a Difference in Maintaining or Worsening Your Vision as You Age

By HVA published 6 months ago

When you were young, you thought you’d have perfect vision forever. 

The Importance of an Annual Eye Exam Goes Beyond Your Ocular Health

By HVA published 6 months ago

In life, you reach a certain age when you have to start paying closer attention to your health. 

What are the Four Types of Vision?

By HVA published 7 months ago

Vision is a crucial sense that allows us to perceive the world around us. However, not everyone experiences the same type of vision. There are several types of vision, each with unique characteristics and causes. Here 

Tips To Help with Digital Eye Strain

By HVA published 8 months ago

As the world becomes more digitized, we're spending more and more time staring at screens. Whether for work or entertainment, prolonged screen time can lead to digital eye strain. 

Fall’s Bounty: A Cornucopia of Eye-Healthy Foods

By HVA published 8 months ago

Enjoy the season’s harvest by adding eye-healthy foods, such as winter squash, kale and leeks, to your diet. This simple adjustment can help you improve your overall health and prevent eye disease. 

The Importance of Sunglasses for Kids

By HVA published 8 months ago

Protecting your children from the harmful effects of the sun should be top-of-mind. We all know the importance of using sunscreen, but did you know the proper use of sunglasses is just as important? 

Feast Your Eyes on These 8 Eye Healthy Snacks

By HVA published 9 months ago

A healthy and balanced diet is as important for the eyes as it is for the general health of a person. 

Tips for Staying Active in Every Season

By HVA published 9 months ago

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physical activity is integral to overall health. 

What You Need To Know About LASIK

By HVA published 9 months ago

Tired of wearing glasses? 

We understand how uncomfortable and inconvenient it can be to wear glasses all day, especially if they don't fit properly or the frames are too heavy. 

Exercise Tips For Seniors

By HVA published 9 months ago

If you think you are too old to exercise, think again. Why? Because staying fit and healthy is not restricted to a certain age group. In fact, exercise is one of the most crucial things for seniors ...

Best Pets for Seniors

By HVA published 9 months ago

Did you know that according to the findings of the University of Michigan, approximately 55% of older adults admitted to having a pet? 

A Feast for the Eyes: Summer Foods with Vision Benefits

By HVA published 10 months ago

Is there any better time to get creative with your meals and snacks than summer? With the growing season underway, home gardens, grocery stores and farmers markets are a rainbow of vibrantly colored fruits and vegetables. 

The Importance of Eye Examinations

By HVA published 10 months ago

Have you ever had trouble reading a book? Or seeing road signs at night? Have your eyes ever been too dry, itchy or painful? Then you’ve experienced how important vision is and how quickly problems seeing can interfere with life.

Caring for Your Eyes in The Summer

By HVA published 10 months ago

When the summer season approaches, it is important that we take extra precautions to safeguard our physical health. This includes caring for your eyes in the summer and shielding them from the sun's harmful UV rays. 

Living with Low Vision: Vision Health Tips

By HVA published 1 year ago

Living with low vision can be a challenging experience, but it doesn't have to be a limiting one. Many strategies and tools are available to help people with low vision maintain their independence and quality of life. 

The Impact of Vision Loss on Seniors

By HVA published 1 year ago

Our vision and health can deteriorate as we age, impacting our daily lives in various ways. Vision problems can limit our ability to carry out everyday activities, making us more dependent on others and reducing our quality of life. 

Should I See an Optometrist, Ophthalmologist or Optician?

By HVA published 1 year ago

Have you ever searched “eyecare” online? If so, you likely found three different terms for professionals who deliver such care: optometrist, ophthalmologist and optician. 

Prevention

Healthy Eyes, Healthier You: The Importance of Preventative Eye Care

By HVA published 1 year ago

People often say, “The eyes are the window to the soul,” but did you know that your eyes provide powerful insight into your overall health? 

Making Life Easier for People with Low Vision

By HVA published 1 year ago

As we age, our vision naturally starts to decline. This can make everyday tasks difficult, especially for seniors with low vision.

Eye Conditions

What is Trichiasis?

By HVA published 1 year ago

Have you ever heard of trichiasis? If no, you’re not alone. It's a condition affecting eyelashes, which can cause a number of symptoms, like eye irritation, redness and even vision loss. 

Eye Conditions

Macular Degeneration - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

By HVA published 1 year ago

Macular degeneration is a common eye disease that causes vision loss in older adults. It occurs when the macula, the part of the eye that allows you to see fine details, begins to deteriorate. 

Eye Conditions

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Eye Health

By HVA published 1 year ago

Diabetes is a serious disease that can affect many parts of your body, including your eyes. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults in the United States. 

It's not too late: Clinical trial seeking participants with chronic Thyroid Eye Disease (TED)

By Brandpoint published 1 year ago

(BPT) - Imagine living for years, sometimes decades, with debilitating eye symptoms that not only affect your day-to-day activities, but often get written off or misdiagnosed by doctors. 

Prevention

Protect your vision with 7 habits for healthy retinas

By Brandpoint published 1 year ago

Habits that support a healthy lifestyle come in many forms, like eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and keeping an eye on blood pressure and cholesterol levels. 

Common Age-Related Eye Problems

By HVA published 2 years ago

They say your eyes are the window to your soul, but they can also tell a lot about your overall health. 

Eye Test Every Senior Should Have

By HVA published 2 years ago

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends that you have an annual or biennial eye exam if you are over 65 years old

Prevention

Sunny Days Outside? Don’t Forget Your Sunglasses to Protect Your Eyes.

By HVA published 2 years ago

Prolonged unprotected exposure can lead to photokeratitis, a sunburn on your eye that can cause temporary blindness or blotchy vision, cataracts and worsen glaucoma.

Eye Conditions

What You Need To Know About Cataracts – Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

By HVA published 2 years ago

A cataract is the clouding of the lens, due to the protein that makes up the lens behind the eye beginning to change in structure, thus getting in the way of normal clarity of your vision.