Ocular Hypertension: 4 Causes of High Eye Pressure

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When you go to the optometrist, your doctor checks your eye pressure by directing a short burst of air at the globe of your eye. A normal reading falls anywhere from 12 to 22 millimeters of mercury. If your reading falls in the normal range, you are in good shape. If your reading is high and you don’t have signs of glaucoma, you may have a condition called ocular hypertension or high eye pressure.…

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Obesity As A Cause Of Vision Problems

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People who battle obesity often dread going to the doctor’s office, as the pounds on the scale can make you feel embarrassed. If you struggle with weight problems, you may find that even your eye doctor has concerns about your weight. Along with a number of other potential health problems, being overweight can contribute to eye problems. But knowing how vision problems are related to obesity and understanding the importance of scheduling routine eye exams can help deter problems before the damage becomes irreversible.…

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A Couple Of Common Questions Concerning Orthotics

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Feet problems can create a number of challenges and issues for you, and unfortunately, these problems can be made worse by incorrectly fitted shoes. Luckily, you can purchase orthotics to help decrease the prevalence of these systems. However, If you have never used orthotics in the past, there is a good chance that you may need to have the following couple of questions answered before you decide whether or not this is the right option for your feet.…

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The Importance Of Backup Glasses For Your Contacts

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Depending on your reason for getting contacts, you might be reluctant to return to wearing glasses. However, it might be a smart decision for you to get a prescription for eyeglasses when you get your contacts. Here are some of the benefits of wearing glasses.  Decreased Risk of Eye Infections When you have an eye infection, wearing contacts can only serve to exacerbate your condition. In fact, your optometrist will inform you to not wear the contacts until your infection has cleared.…

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Helping Your Child To Cope With Toenail Problems Caused From Playing Soccer

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Soccer is a great way for your child to exercise and have fun at the same time. However, soccer often brings toe pain for some children because toenails often dig into the skin more readily during a soccer game. This is because soccer involves a lot of kicking. If your child suffers from toe pain or develops a toenail infection because their toenails dig into their skin while playing soccer, there are a few things you should be aware of so that you can help them.…

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Is It Worth It To Invest In A Good Pair Of Sunglasses?

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Is wearing sunglasses really worth it?  Many people wonder whether protecting your eyes from the sun is really beneficial or not.  This article will address some of the reasons it is worth it to wear sunglasses. Protection from the sun The UV rays from sunlight have been known to cause cataracts (cloudiness in the lens of the eye), benign growths and snow blindness, which is a painful but temporary sunburn on the eyes surface.…

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Is It Nip And Tuck Time For Your Eyes?

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Most people go to an ophthalmologist to treat health problems, such as glaucoma. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons and they can erase years of life from your appearance. If your eyes are beginning to show some age, consider having eyelid surgery. Tissues and Muscles Tissues in your eyelids are no different from other tissues in your body. They start to sag as you age, and not always in unison. You might have one eyelid that droops a little more than the other one.…

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Getting Inked: What You Should Know

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You may want some body art for self-expression, to memorialize a special someone who died, or for a number of other reasons. Getting a tattoo is a big decision since it is permanent and expensive. If you want to get one safely, avoid problems, and keep it vibrant, keep reading for some useful tips. Choosing a Tattoo Artist The use of improper tattoo techniques and habits can pose serious health risks to you, so you will want to avoid tattoo artists who have not been trained adequately.…

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Making a Funeral a Celebration of Life

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When hearing the word, “funeral,” most people automatically think of mournful music, sad speeches, and copious tears. But more and more, people are choosing to celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones, rather than focusing on their deaths. Read on for tips on how you can blend traditional funeral elements with a celebration of life to create a personalized event that will honor the departed, while focusing on the joy they brought to others.…

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