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January 9, 2013

Each year most of us resolve to make changes that will result in longer, happier and healthier lives. Most people are determined that with the start of a new year they'll lose weight or kick unhealthy habits. This year why not add eye health to your resolutions? Here's a list of easy tips and simple solutions for healthier eyes and better vision in...

December 5, 2012

The holiday season is in full effect and for most of us it's a time that we all look forward to as it means attending parties, relaxing, and spending time with the people we love most. It is meant to be a time of joy and celebration. Do not let preventable eye injuries ruin your time with family and friends this season. Parents should be especially aware...

November 20, 2012

In today's fast paced and hectic world it is very common to miss out on getting enough restful sleep each night. The challenge of balancing proper rest with everything else that needs to get done in a day can be very tricky. However, many are not aware that not getting enough rest can wreak havoc on your eyesight. While it's obvious that lack of sleep can...

November 7, 2012

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetic eye disease is one of the major causes of vision loss in adults. When the sugar levels in the blood are high, it is very stressful on the blood vessels all over the body, putting individuals at high risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. In the eye, blood vessels can start to leak or bleed in...

October 17, 2012

The month of October is Eye Injury Prevention Month and Whitten Laser Eye would like to remind you that nearly half of all eye injuries occur in or around the home. Nearly 2.5 million people in the United States experience an eye injury each year, and nearly 1 million people have lost some degree of their vision as a result. Most of these injuries could...

October 8, 2012

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness created to help focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of those with visual impairments. Each year the event is held on the second Thursday of October. World Sight Day is observed globally by those involved in preventing visual impairment or restoring sight. It is also the...

September 21, 2012

When thinking about how to describe the world we live in one word generally comes to mind: connected. Everywhere we go we're usually carrying around some sort of device that keeps us connected to something important to us. Whether it's a tablet, smart phone or a computer that we're using to stay in touch, we sometimes forget to take into consideration...

August 20, 2012

Studies have shown that a diet rich in antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, as well as Zinc, Omega-3 fats, the carotenoids Lutein and Zeaxanthin can help protect your eyes against age-related macular degeneration as well as cataracts. Certain foods actually have more of these important nutrients than others, but just eating more fruits and vegetables (5 to 9...