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How Medicare Covers Eye Health

How Medicare Covers Eye Health

Contributing blogger Danielle Roberts is co-founder of Boomer Benefits where she and her team help baby boomers navigate their medicare insurance options. She is also a member of the Forbes Finance Council and writes frequently about Medicare, retirement, and personal finance. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), there are no early signs or symptoms for many eye conditions. Because of this, the AOA recommends seniors get an eye exam each year. The most common eye conditions...

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June: Cataract Awareness Month

June: Cataract Awareness Month

  June is just a couple days away and along with celebrating the official beginning of summer, we are celebrating Cataract Awareness Month! In an effort to bring awareness and inform people about cataracts, Prevent Blindness America has designated June as Cataract Awareness Month. According to Prevent Blindness America, cataracts is the leading cause of blindness in the world and it is expected that more than 30 million people will have cataracts by the year 2020. Fortunately, for peo...

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What is Blepharitis?

What is Blepharitis?

Greasy flakes around the eyelashes, eyelids stuck together, swollen eyelids...These are just some of the most common symptoms of the eye condition known as blepharitis. When the eye doctor makes a blepharitis diagnosis, she/he is referring to the eye health condition in the eyes that causes the eyelids to become inflamed. The part of the eyelid that usually becomes inflamed is the area around the eyelashes. The inflammation may cause the eyelashes to become ingrown or even fall out. Blephari...

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Women’s Eye Health Month

Women’s Eye Health Month

  April is not only Sports Eye Injury Prevention Month, it is also Women's Eye Health Month. It is a known fact that women are more likely than men to develop an eye problem. It is estimated that 2/3 of visually impaired or blind people in the US are women. This fact is due to the fact that women tend to live longer than men and the hormonal fluctuations their bodies experience. That's why it's important to create awareness and stress the importance of good eye health for women. Causes...

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April – Sports Eye Safety Month

April – Sports Eye Safety Month

  Flowers are blooming and it's time to dust of your sports gear....Spring is here! April does not only signify warmer weather, but it is also the designated Sports Eye Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, there are more than 10,000 of sports and recreational related eye injuries each year. The good news is that 90% of these incidents and injuries can be prevented by purchasing and using protective eye gear. The...

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Contact Lens Fitting vs. Eye Exam

Contact Lens Fitting vs. Eye Exam

  Are you considering getting contact lenses? Did you know the difference between a contact lens fitting exam and a routine eye exam? If you are considering trading your eyeglasses for contact lenses, it is important to notify your eye doctor when you schedule your next eye exam. This is important because they will need to schedule a contact lens fitting exam, in addition to the routine eye exam. Contact Lens Fitting When it comes to a contact lens exam, the eye doctor will need to...

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Top 5 Reasons to get an Eye Exam

Top 5 Reasons to get an Eye Exam

  Visual Acuity Just like other parts of your body start to change as you age, your eyes begin to deteriorate as well. Checking your vision on a regular basis ensures that your visual acuity is the best it can be. An eye exam can help control the headaches and fatigue caused by having the wrong prescription, and can also help detect computer vision syndrome. Eye Diseases Many of the serious eye conditions that can cause blindness are known to not show any symptoms. These c...

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Save Your Vision Month

Save Your Vision Month

March is National Save Your Vision Month and we want to educate and inform our customers about the importance of getting a yearly eye exam and protecting your vision. Just as you take care of your body by eating healthy and exercising regularly, you should also care for and upkeep your eye health. Having clear vision does not necessarily mean healthy vision. Getting a yearly eye exam can prevent and detect serious eye issues such as cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degene...

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March: Workplace Eye Protection Month

March: Workplace Eye Protection Month

  In the eye health world, the month of March is known as Workplace Eye Protection month. In an effort to promote optimal eye health and  eye protection in the workplace, we've created this blog post that discusses how to properly protect your eyes at work. In today's workplace, protecting your eyes goes further than just using protective goggles when working with heavy machinery or tools. Nowadays, you have to also protect our eyes from the damage caused by computer screens and prol...

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Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February is not only the month of love, but it is also Age-Related Macular Degeneration awareness month. It is estimated that over 1.64 Americans have Age-Related Macular Degeneration, also known as AMD. In an effort to increase awareness and knowledge regarding AMD, we've created a blog post which outlines what Age-Related Macular Degeneration is and how it affects your vision. Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is known for causing loss of central vision in both eyes, and it is also kno...

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